Slàinte! Al Biernat’s North Exclusive Isle of Harris Gin

Slàinte! Al Biernat’s North to Serve Exclusive Isle of Harris Gin Cocktail and Appetizer Menu in June

First Restaurant in USA to feature the small-batch Gin

This June, popular Dallas-based restaurant Al Biernat’s is partnering with the Scottish Isle of Harris Gin to be the first restaurant in the USA to serve the ultra-smooth small-batch Gin. Al Biernat’s North has created an exclusive menu with three distinct cocktails paired with a specialty mixed appetizer plate, available for a limited time.

Al Biernat’s North and Isle of Harris Gin worked closely together to create a mixed appetizer plate to complement three curated Isle of Harris Gin cocktails to bring out the Gin’s citrus notes, juniper, and spice. For $35, guests at Al Biernat’s North will receive one cocktail and a mixed appetizer plate with four selections. Available at the bar or your dinner table June 1 through 30.

Cocktail Choices:

•    Grapefruit Martini with fresh grapefruit juice, St. Germaine, splash of prosecco

•    Singapore Sling with Angostura bitters, fresh lime juice

•    Bee’s Knees with fresh lemon juice, local honey

Mixed Appetizer Plate includes:

•    Goat Cheese Bruschetta with hone truffle oil, roasted tomato, and Marcona almonds

•    Roasted Prosciutto Dates stuffed with goat cheese over sweet potato crostini

•    Smoked Salmon Avocado with dill crème fraiche over cracker

•    Caprese with tomato mozzarella topped with basil gremolata on a cracker

Isle of Harris Gin will also be available upon request at Al Biernat’s Oak Lawn.

“We’re excited to reintroduce our bar menu with this exclusive partnership at Al Biernat’s North. We were honored to be chosen by Isle of Harris Gin as the first restaurant in North America to feature their fantastic Gin,” shared Brad Fuller, Director of Operations at Al Biernat’s.

The Isle of Harris Distillery (IOHD) is a boutique distillery founded in 2015 on the Isle of Harris, the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Known as the ‘Social Distillery’, IOHD was founded with the purpose of providing employment for future generations of the local islanders, thus reversing decades of population decline. The Isle of Harris Gin is the distillery’s inaugural spirit, distilled in Tarbert in a small copper gin still, known as ‘The Dottach’. Juniper, coriander, angelica root, orris root, cubebs, bitter orange peel, liquorice and cassia bark all play their role in defining the taste of the gin, but it is sugar kelp that marks out this spirit. Sustainably harvested by a local diver from around the seas of the Outer Hebrides, the sugar kelp creates subtle coastal notes. The distillers discard the ‘heads’ and ‘tails’ of the spirit run, leaving only the very best of the distillate’s ‘heart’ to create an exceptional and premium smoothness.

“We are honored to have our gin featured so prominently at premium award-winning restaurant, Al Biernat’s, as our gin launches onto American shores for the first time with our partner, MISA imports. Al Biernat’s and Isle of Harris Distillery share similar values of family business philosophy, quality and exceptional customer service. We are sure Dallas will be thrilled with the unique and smooth taste the gin delivers,” quoted Simon Erlanger, Managing Director, Isle of Harris Distillery.

ABOUT AL BIERNAT’S:

Since June 1998, Al Biernat’s has been a Dallas dining institution. Biernat’s strong family- business philosophy has created a personal and loyal staff, with some members being employed since the opening. While Al Biernat’s is known for their quality of prime aged steaks, the restaurant is more than a great steakhouse! Along with their impeccable list of steaks, Al’s offer fresh seafood, salads, sandwiches, vegan options, and an impressive wine list. All of this, combined with Al Biernat’s finest service, make it an iconic Dallas staple. To make reservations, call Oak Lawn restaurant at 214.219.2201 or the North restaurant at 972.239.3400. Prepare for your visit by viewing the dress code online at albiernats.com.

ABOUT ISLE OF HARRIS DISTILLERY:

The Isle of Harris is a small island in the Outer Hebrides, off the far north-western coast of Scotland, on the edge of the wild Atlantic Ocean. The Isle of Harris Distillery, or the Social Distillery as it is often referred to, was opened in October 2015, in the small harbor village of Tarbert. The distillery was the vision of Anderson ‘Burr’ Bakewell, a man who has been connected to the island for many years. He wanted to create something that would provide employment for generations to come by sharing this special place with the world. It is both a place and an idea for bringing people together, to share the special spirit of Harris and create a sense of belonging wherever you are from. The Isle of Harris Distillery’s main purpose is to create jobs, support the fragile local economy and address issues surrounding population decline in the Outer Hebrides. Five local distillers and a young apprentice, trained from scratch in their craft, make a single malt whisky and an Outer Hebridean gin. A team of over 30 full time staff help create the beautiful spirits and welcome visitors from all over the world. The distillery now provides secure employment and gives people a reason to remain in Harris to live and work.

SharonAdams

Principal of SocialWhirl.com, eBuzzNewsletter and Adams Communications Public Relations, a boutique PR firm specializing in media and community relations for small businesses and nonprofit organizations.