The adventurous spirit of Barra people inspires their unique gin. Their award-winning Barra Atlantic Gin is distilled from 17 specially selected botanicals, capturing the essence of their beautiful home. Born from the island, every drop is distilled, bottled and labelled right on the Isle of Barra.
Barra Atlantic Gin showcases a perfect balance of floral and herbal on the nose, leading to juniper, citrus and dulcet carrageen rolling across the tongue like the mighty Atlantic surf breaking on Barra shores.
Refreshing and clean, with a long, gratifyingly warm spice finish that opens out like the vast vista surrounding their beautifully remote home.
Their goal is to capture and bottle the essence of this truly unique island so it can be shared between friends and family everywhere. As the fearless island spirit is enjoyed throughout the world, they are pleased to see their gin celebrated. In 2019, Barra Atlantic Gin was shortlisted in the Scottish Gin Awards and came Highly Commended in the Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards.
More recently, they have achieved Silver in the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2020, Gold in The Spirits Business Awards and Silver in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2021. Out of everything they have achieved on their journey, they are delighted to share their home with the world.
EACH PIECE OF THEIR KEY BOTANICAL IS HAND PICKED FROM THE SHORES THAT SURROUND THEIR ISLAND HOME, CREATING A BOLD FLAVOUR, RICH IN MARITIME NOTES.
Their signature botanical, the carrageen seaweed, is what makes their gin special. Also known by its scientific name chondrus crispus, carrageen seaweed is a red algae native to the cool Atlantic waters skirting europe’s rocky coastlines, including their beautiful Isle of Barra.
Like many of the other seaweed varieties found on the Scottish coast, carrageen is harvested after the spring tides, when the water is furthest from the shore. Once harvested, each piece of carrageen seaweed is washed through with fresh water and left outdoors for 5-6 weeks for the wind and sun to dry or ‘bleach’ as it is known on Barra. Once the carrageen has dried and has changed colour to a light white/purple it is then ready to be used to create their award-winning spirit, the Barra Atlantic Gin.
17 HANDPICKED BOTANICALS
Each botanical plays an important part in their gin, which creates a unique and distinctive flavour that embodies the fearless Island spirit.
CARRAGEEN SEAWEED Foraged from the shores of their remote Isle of Barra, Carrageen seaweed provides a bold, maritime flavour, with a mentholic lean and a pinch of salty air.
THEIR BEAUTIFUL HOME The marriage between their island home and the expansive sea that surrounds Barra’s rugged coastline is hidden in every bottle of Barra Atlantic Gin.