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THE EDEN MILL STORY

Our Story

The Eden Mill story started with a mission to revive the lost art of distilling and brewing in St Andrews.  As Scotland's first single-site distillery and brewery, making gin, whisky and beer, Eden Mill spirit is created by our distillers in copper pot-stills and exhibits a wide range of flavours from botanicals sourced from the local area, as well as from around the world. As creators of craft gin, whisky and beers, our team of distillers have the opportunity to marry the best practices from all these disciplines. Our team is challenged with applying modern techniques and understanding to time honoured traditional methods. An appreciation of the intricacies of barrel ageing and quality wood is one benefit we enjoy from this special status. We apply this in order to develop truly innovative creations, such as our bourbon-aged Oak Gin. Sharing our passion is not a glib marketing slogan for our team. It is simply what we love doing. We hope you can join in and enjoy the journey with us. Be part of the birth and evolution of something really special.

The St Andrews Link

St Andrews is the renowned home of golf, and the arts of brewing and distilling were once integral to the town. Based on the site of a historic distillery on the banks of the River Eden, Eden Mill were the first to make spirits in the region for 150 years.

Few distilleries are as fortunate as us. We have the paradise of the Eden Estuary on the doorstep, and we source botanicals from the local fields, forests and coasts to represent the best of Scotland. In 2015, we launched our Golf Gin in homage to this. Our goal is to further the spirit and provenance of St Andrews, and with this in mind, we invite you to share our passion.

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SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do and we are aiming to build Scotland’s first carbon neutral distillery by 2021, 29 years ahead of the UK’s carbon neutral target. Our state of the art distillery will be located within the University of St. Andrews’ Eden Campus; power and heat for the stills will be supplied by the University’s biomass plant and solar panels on the distillery’s roof. Building our new distillery aligns with our want to decrease our carbon footprint as much as possible. 

We are always striving to create new, innovative and unique ways to improve the sustainability of our products and packaging.

We have introduced our new bespoke, lightweight glass bottle to replace some of our classic ceramic bottles within our gin range.  These new glass bottles are 18% less glass than an industry-standard glass bottle, which results in less waste to begin with. All of our new glass bottles are easily recycled and are created and made in the UK, which results in a low carbon footprint.

Eden Mill Whisky

The Eden Mill story encompasses the uncompromising approach we take in making our whisky. With the history of distilling on our site, the heritage and reputation of St Andrews and the industry experience of our founder we are on a mission to create the ultimate small batch Single malt whisky ranges for discerning drinkers to enjoy.

In 2018 Eden Mill released the first Single Malt whisky to be distilled in St Andrews in over 150 years. The First Bottling was sold at auction and broke the world record for a first release, at £7,100.

Our Core Gins

 

Original Gin

Our take on a classic London Dry, with a St Andrews interpretation. We set out to exhibit the flavour of Sea Buckthorn Berries, a super food which grows locally. The unique tart berry flavour of the is abundant. The gin is balanced around this, with citrus elements drawn from other botanicals. Our customers love this gin.

Love Gin

A spirit to exhibit our love of gin, created with botanicals sourced all around the world. After many iterations the finished gin is at the forefront of contemporary Scottish gin. With a complex flavour profile, exhibiting five core botanicals of Rose Petals, Marshmallow root, goji berries and whole hibiscus flowers, the result is light, yet complex. The flavour has sweet, floral and fruity elements, but is overall fairly soft. Even more of our customers love this gin.

Oak Gin

Sweet vanilla and oak, indicative of a short period of aging are paired with the light juniper of the gin. A short aging period is enough to create straw-like colour and oak elements in the flavour, however our goal with this gin is to not lose sight of the botanical elements. Cask elements are noticeable, however they do not overlap the flavour of the gin.

Hop Gin

With our knowledge of brewing, came the creation of a Hop Gin. Our distilling team set about creating a gin that was rich in flavour, and also unique in mouth feel. The spirit is more viscous than most, which makes a fascinating challenge for bartenders to work