We are immensly proud to announce our sister company Fierce Botanics - we intend to change the drinks industry one drink at a time. We've started with a proper Apothecary Tonic no1 which we are making organically from scratch in small batches as you might expect. With two hundred Roses, access to fresh Cinchona Bark, Spruce and Fir and three rather beautiful bitter ingredients the taste is complex dry and earthy with tannins. It’s a hybrid, perfect on its own as an adult non-alcoholic drink, but also delicious with Gin, Vodka and White Wine. It's available for sale now..join us · drink the wild
Isle of Harris Distillery
The Isle of Harris Distillery is a wonderful venture for the island, instigated by the musicologist Anderson Bakewell- Stone. The ethos pervading the distillery represents something completely new in the whisky and Gin industry, it is founded on the idea that this is a social distillery and everything must be for, with or from Harris. The idea is to provide youngsters on the island with a reason to stay - it is working wonderfully well with a staff now of over 25.
We were invited to create a collection of products using Harris plants. We were completely entranced by a trip to Harris to collect botanicals working with a group of local women and their children who will form part of the foraging team. The botanicals we collected have been distilled, macerated, tinctured and generally admired and we are delighted with the range. It is available only from the Isle of Harris Distillery either in the shop or on the website HERE. You can read more about the project on the Features page HERE.
Glyndebourne Opera House
We love to collaborate and create bespoke products using botanicals that are unusual or special and so, it was with some joy that we began to work with Glyndebourne Opera House. Harkness Roses have bred Rosa Glyndebourne and it is an absolute gem - free flowering and beautifully scented. We pick the roses, distil them for rosewater and use that to make a rich, bubbly, entirely natural soap. We also make a completely delicious lip balm. Both are available in the Glyndebourne shop or online GlyndebourneShop.com