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The Outer Hebrides is a necklace of rugged islands rimming Scotland’s western coast. They have long been the fiefdom of an extremist sect of Calvinism known as the Wee Free. Adherents shun fun in almost any form—kids’ playgrounds were traditionally padlocked on the Sabbath to ensure no inappropriate recreation took place, and the first Sunday delivery of mainland newspapers, via plane, was greeted by a picket line at the airport. Drinking, of course, was absolutely forbidden. Their two-century grip on the islands’ morals, though, has been loosening over the last decade or so, and as it grew less Draconian, an enterprising Englishman saw his chance. Simon Erlanger’s mission is to introduce thirsty islanders to the joys of the water of life. The erstwhile Glenmorangie exec opened his Harris Distillery in the village of Tarbert in October 2015. Its locale is on the Harris island, which has earned worldwide accolades f ܈]›[Y\ZHYY 8']x&\HZ[Z[\H\H]\X\[\^]K8'B\[\^Z[وH\][܈H\œ\[[\YX\ˈ8'x&\H[HZYX]Y\H]\Hۙ\Y[][ۜ˸'BH]\\[[X\ˈ8'HX]]\\^H^\˸'BHXۘZ\\[\\Y[X\[&B\][ۈHH]] [[\\\H8'\X[\[\x'x%[X]\][ۈ[[[]\][[H\[Y[]Hš[]H[\[ [H[ZY\ٙ\\وHX[]KH^\Y[H\\]XH\ۈۈ\[YH\]\H[HHB]\K\[\\][\]YB۝[[ۘ[XXHو\[H[H[\X\\ܙX]H\\H[ˈ[XY x&\\[XYH[Z]YHو[\Y][\]XYH[H[\œXYK[[ۙH[[\HZ\[]ܚ˜[K[ܙ\ۙHوH\\قX\X R \XK]8&\ۛHYY\H\H\[\[\[\]H\][ۜ\و KLM\%H[YB[X\و\[H]Hۈ\\˂HK[ܙ\\XH]X]H°  \[ M H\H[Y\]YH[\X[\ˈ8'x&[[ܚXH[\BۈH[]H[\\Z\K8'H\[\Z\\ˈ8'[x&[ٙ\[HYH\[\B\܈YK'BL\]YH\H\Hو]]܈Y[\HXۘ[YY[ۚ^B[\KY]]8&\\H\[\x&\X[H\XX[ۂX\]Y\][\Xܜۘ\\HX^H\[XK]\\ۙHوH\Hܛ8&\[[ݙYX[X\\[X\YH\]][ۈY]\\Y\܂[\K\\[[ݘ][ۋ]\]\]\YBYXHوH\Y[\Y[HX[[HX\H NNLXB[YHXH[ \[\\HY\XY^\[ۈXܛH[\H\Hܛ ]\\Z[HX\[\[]H[X\HقH\[][K\Z[K\H\H][\Y\و[\[Z][K[Z]Y YY][ۈ\Y\X[۝HX\] [[ܙH\YX\\\[\X\]\ۈ]\[[˜H\Y\X\[\ܝY[وHޙ[[HX[\[][K\[N\[H][[H]ۙ۸&\’\܈[^YK\[ KHZ[[ۋ[XX[[&\]Y\H\Y\X]\YH^ []\[\]YHܞ\[۝Z[[H[ق\H\YY]Y[ H[ HYX\ۙH]]X[ۂ܈ ܙۈ XXZ[8&\[X\Y L X\ \\YX[\و] K^YX\[[ܝX XX\X\[YYHBXX[]ܚ][HˌHYY\]X]HY[HܚXH[^[\X[Z][ٙ\Y] H؜\[ۈ]H[K\\B\XY^[ۙ\KˈZHHZ\RRH\H\ۘXYH[\X\\Y\]HX][\KXX\]ܞ\[X[\ˈ[]X[HXY] MK ۙHوH \\›Z[H[H[]XH]]\[K^[ۙH[XZ\[H]܈H[\&\X\\ܚ]8&\X\HYHHXX[H[ˈHHو\H\HHBNM[X\[H] ܈[ܙH]]X[ۋ\H\[XB[[Z]YY][ۜ\H]YX[HXY \HX[][ۂ\XYH[\]\x&\][H]ۛ[H]ܛB\Z[\\X JH]Y\[XHXX\˂]]\۸&]]HܜHX]X[[܈[ۙ^Kx&\š[\\[\ L \\YX\و^\\HH]X[K\H[][ۜ]\[Y[H[[[ܙH[YH]\YH[YHܛۂ[[[[[H[]ۈ[[Yx&\\ܚX[\\\[YHޙ[و\[\\Y\x&\\YHB[H[[\ܝ[\ۈHZ[\\ۈH^[\][ۂوX[X\\ˈH[\ۋYܙH[\[ˈ8']Y[KH[&]ۙ\H^Hx&[HH\H]Y[\ۈ[\[][H[&]\H\H^\[Y[ 'x%\˝X[[YKB‚[X^HH[۞[[\]\[[HH[BY[]]X\ۙHܛ\وH[H\]\XYHYYܛۈ\K[[˂‚RSHPQT‚H[[YH\[][B][XHB\œ\UNؘYHܛ[^B܋[X[\^KHY][ۘ[\Xœ\[\^B܈\Y[][ۂ]\]ZXBZ[ܙ[HX[HX\œX\˂HSтSTSӂ[و\K[\x&\[و[\[ۋ[Y[ N ̋\[HXܚX[YK\šY[Xۈ\ۜY\Y\x&\[]\ۘBZ[Z[ \[\Y\˜[ۜY\YH\B\][وHܛ ^BۛHYH\[\Y\œ[XZ[Y]^HXB \]\H\][[Y\۸&]X]BXXZ[\[\]]H\]\œܚYY[[X\˂\x&\]8&\ۈ\SАSTSTB[8&\\[Z[K\[\[\KۜY\YH8'\B[\&\\K'B[ؘ[\KBBRUS8&TSSBTSTBYHو[\[[HX[ B[ܘYY[ۙYB[ؘ[˂[\[[[X[ BSPBۙYH[ۙ\[\K[X\\وHZYHX[ [XKBBBBQVTQSHHӐQTBPSHUPPRSTSTSTSHԈSTHT˂PPRSTSTːBTQHӑHTTBTTHTQHӑBLB