Here at Team Eden Mill, we were so pleased this morning with the results of the London Competitions awards being announced and being awarded four medals for various gin releases!
Less than two months after it’s release, we are extremely proud of the first expression of our ultra-premium, Distiller’s Choice Collection, Oak Old Tom Gin, winning it’s first award! A true recognition of all of the hard work and dedication our expert distilling team have poured into this collection!
Eden Mill won Silver Awards for: • Oak Old Tom Gin, the first release in our ultra-premium Distiller’s Choice Collection.
• Original Gin, our classic London Dry style gin.
• Love Gin, Eden Mill’s famous pink gin.
We were also so pleased to win a bronze award for our wonderfully exotic, Passion Fruit & Coconut Gin!
Oak Old Tom gin is the first limited edition release from Eden Mill’s exclusive new ultra-premium gin collection, Distiller’s Choice.
Personally curated and hand-crafted by Eden Mill’s expert senior distilling team, Distiller’s Choice is a collection of contemporary gin expressions which combine special techniques with premium botanical profiles.
Discover each gin’s unique story from the Eden Mill distiller who crafted the recipe with patience and love.
Oak Old Tom Gin
A lightly spiced, creamy gin, Oak Old Tom Gin has been chosen by Eden Mill’s Head Distiller, Scott Ferguson. The first release of the collection combines Scott’s passion for classic gin distilling practices with his unrivalled experience building your favourite Eden Mill flavour profiles since 2012, when he was the third person to join the Eden Mill team!
Scott has always found the distilling method and history of Old Tom Gin fascinating, he explains:
“One of the lightly sweetened gins that was popular in the 18th-century, Old Tom Gin has been rumoured to have got its name from what was essentially the first ever vending machine for drinks.
During the gin craze in the 1700s, the government tried to stem the flow of gin, which they blamed for ‘extreme drunkenness’ and crime by introducing prohibitive taxes. So to get round the licensing, some pubs would have a wooden plaque shaped like a black cat, “Old Tom” on their outside wall. Thirsty bypassers would place a penny in the cat’s mouth and place their lips around a small tube between the cat’s paws. The bartender inside would then pour a shot of gin through the tube and into the customer’s mouth.”
Inspired by one his favourite flavour creations from the core Eden Mill range, Scott used the same American Oak chips from Eden Mill’s Oak Gin to age this Old Tom Gin to create a balance of creamy oak and vanilla sweetness combined with the aromatic cassia spice and a light peppery finish.
Nose: Warming and sweet with light candied citrus and cassia spice, along with berry-fruit richness.
Palate: Starts spicy with aromatic cassia and cloves up front over a juicy elderberry sweetness and a creamy oaky vanilla. Stays full-bodied, with a resinous juniper backbone.
Finish: Lingering sweetness with a light pepperiness and hints of oak spice and vanilla.
Serve with premium tonic and a slide of lime.
Try our Oak Old Tom gin in a perfect martini cocktail for the perfect twist on a classic cocktail.
Eden Mill are very excited to take our audience back to our craft roots with our brand new ultra-premium Distiller’s Choice collection.
Personally curated and hand-crafted by our expert distilling team, Distiller’s Choice is a collection of contemporary gin expressions which embrace the best of old and new distilling techniques to create a range of gins specially for gin connoisseurs across the globe to enjoy a taste of St. Andrews.
Eden Mill has always been at the forefront of trends within the spirits industry and we pride ourselves on our pioneering spirit and desire to go beyond the conventional. We are so excited to share with you what we have been working on with our brand new Distiller’s Choice collection.
Eden Mill released our ever-popular Love Gin back in 2014 as a Valentines special but you all ‘loved’ it so much we just had to make it part of our core range. Eden Mill Love Gin is proud to be one of Scotland’s first pink-gins ever released and also won a bronze prize at the 2020 London Spirits Competition!
Made with botanicals such as rose petals, hibiscus, goji berries and raspberry leaf this gin has the perfect balance of sweet and floral notes. It’s no wonder that this pink gin is our best seller. Enjoy this with rose lemonade or elderflower tonic and garnish with raspberries. Same pink gin, just a little greener. In 2020, Eden Mill moved our beloved Love Gin to our new bespoke sustainable glass bottles. These easily recyclable glass bottles use 18% less glass than an industry-standard glass bottle and have been created and made in the UK for a low carbon footprint from the outset.
Share the Love with Eden Mill brand-new bespoke ‘A time for Love Hamper.’ This hamper includes everything you need to show that special someone you love them this Valentine’s Day. This hamper includes a range of premium Eden Mill drinks and gifts alongside bespoke handmade chocolate bonbons for artisan chocolatier, BonBox and a stunning bespoke bouquet of dried flowers from Scottish florist, Mud Urban.
Whether you are sending this hamper to that special someone or to your best-friend for Galentines Day, we believe this ultra-premium gift has everything you need to have the ultimate gin-night-in.
Sending this gift straight to your special someone? Eden Mill hampers can be delivered straight to your recipient with a special gift message.
1 x Eden Mill beloved Love Gin, 50cl (glass bottle)
1 x BonBox Artisan Chocolates, Valentine’s Selection handmade bonbons (9 pack – flavours include: Raspberry & White Chocolate, Coconut & Lime, and Strawberry & Vanilla).
1 x Eden Mill Raspberry, Vanilla and Meringue Liqueur, 50cl
1 x Eden Mill Spiced Rhubarb and Vanilla Gin, 50cl
1 x Eden Mill NEW! 4x5cl Miniature Love Gin Liqueur gift pack
3 x Eden Mill Mixology Project, Premium Premixed Cocktails
2 x Eden Mill Branded tulip glasses
2 x Eden Mill soft-touch branded beanie hats
1 x Eden Mill Branded Notebook
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Eden Mill loves working with local suppliers to create new and exciting offers for our customers. By working with suppliers that share the same passion for premium, handcrafted products as ourselves, we believe we can deliver an extra special experience for our customers.
MUD URBAN DRIED FLOWER BOUQUET – SCOTTISH FLORIST
A Mud Urban Flowers mini dried bouquet featuring pink wheat, red wheat, pale green palm, fluffy reed grass, hot pink bunny tails and pink spray rose. The bouquet is approx 30cm tall and 12cm wide.
Dried bouquets can last up to 3 years with a little TLC. Simply keep your flowers in away from direct sunlight, in a dry, cool place.
BON BOX ARTISAN CHOCOLATIER
BonBox Artisan Chocolates, founded by award-winning chef Barry Gamble, is known for its visually striking designs and high-quality ingredients. Barry combines his background in culinary arts with his passion for impeccable execution and love of chocolate. Each of his creations is made by hand and indulges the senses.
Award-winning Scottish distillers Eden Mill have collaborated with Glasgow institution Coia’s Café to create a unique home dining and gin tasting experience for Valentine’s Day. More than 5,000 gin enthusiasts have taken part in Eden Mill’s virtual gin tastings across the UK since they launched in March 2020. Now the distillers are sharing the love by partnering with a local business to deliver a home dining experience for Valentine’s, followed by a special Love Gin virtual tasting. A third-generation family-owned Italian restaurant, Coia’s Café on Duke Street is a Glasgow institution, renowned for their authentic Italian pastas, meat dishes, incredible ice creams and warm welcome. The restaurant celebrated their 90th anniversary in 2018, and most recently visited Eden Mill’s Blendworks Gin School in 2019 to create their very own gin. With flavours of rosemary, Sicilian lemons and complimentary anise hum, the gin has been very popular with Coia’s customers during lockdown.
They have curated a menu of Coia’s favourites for the ultimate romantic date night at home including an Antipasto sharing platter to start, two main courses of Ravioli Valentino and Rigatoni Salsicia, and two delicious desserts, classic sticky toffee pudding and a white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake. Participants are invited to bring their dessert onto the Eden Mill tasting with them after dinner, as they celebrate the collaboration and kickstart the tasting with a delicious pour of Eden Mill’s Love Gin Raspberry and Vanilla Meringue Liqueur.
Eden Mill co-founder Tony Kelly said: “Here at Eden Mill we like to support small and local businesses and we’ve enjoyed the brilliant food of Coia’s for decades with our own families. Their restaurant is based not far from our new Eden Mill bottling and distribution hub in Glasgow’s East End. In the spirit of sharing the love, which is our Eden Mill Love Gin motto, we have teamed up with them to offer something a little more special for Valentine’s Day. Alfredo and his team have created a delicious menu we know everyone will enjoy and which is easy to arrange at home, before participants then join our virtual Love Gin tasting, where you and your loved one can will be the first to try our new bespoke miniature bottles and limited-edition gins in the tasting.”
Alfredo Coia, owner of Coia’s Café said: “We adore Eden Mill gin and we are delighted to be launching this special at home experience with the great team there for Valentine’s Day. We look forward to Eden Mill fans at home perhaps home discovering Coia’s for the first time and hope they enjoy the menu we have created for the occasion, which is as easy to put together at home as it is delicious.”
Every participant in Eden Mill x Coia’s Café Virtual Gin Tasting will get the opportunity to sample 7 gins from a set of 12 gins delivered prior to the event. During the tastings there are a lot of laughs to be had and dun to be enjoyed with games, a quiz and exclusive Eden Mill prizes up for grabs.
The Eden Mill x Coia’s Café Valentine’s Gin Tasting will take place on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th of February. Limited spaces are available
Eden Mill Candy Cane Gin is the perfect Gin for those who love to make cocktails at home. Why not try make one of our Candy Cane Gin cocktails as featured in our Candy Cane Video! The cocktails below are listed in the order they feature in the video.
Eden Mill Candy Cane Gin is the perfect festive gin this Christmas. Think candy cane in gin form – red, delicious, with a candied, cool peppermint twist.
Candy Cane 40ml
Sweet red vermouth 20ml
Chocolate liqueur 20ml
Fernet Branca 15ml
Mix all the ingredients in a stirring glass and pour ice over it, stir until diluted.
Strain and pour in an iced coupette/nick and Nora glass.
Twisted orange zest.
Pink Christmas hot chocolate
Candy Cane Gin 50ml
vanilla syrup 5ml
Top up glass with white chocolate (mug)
Whipped Cream 15ml (top)
candy cane crumbs
Warm your chocolate with your dairy/non-diary option, once hot add 50ml of Candy Cane Gin, Top it up with whipped cream.
Candy cane crumbs or a square of white chocolate.
Red hood/ Red Hopper
Candy Cane 40ml
Creme de cacao 40ml
Fresh Cream 25ml
Mix all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, add ice, shake, pour using a fine strainer in a martini glass.
Crushed candy cane on glass rim, candy cane stick or a mint leaf.
Candy Cane 15ml
Creme de cacao /or Vanilla syrup 15ml
Built-in glass, pour the liqueurs and candy cane first, top it up with prosecco et voila’.
Handful of Raspberries.
Candy Cane Gin 25ml
Creme de Cacao 25ml
Vanilla syrup 25ml
Top up with soda
Mix all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, add ice, shake, pour using a fine strainer in an old fashioned glass.
Crushed peppermint/sparkling sugar on the rim of the glass as garnish.
In celebration of Hogmanay, Eden Mill are delighted to unveil our first-ever Cask Strength Single Malt. The Scots word ‘Hogmanay’ refers to the last day of the year and to the celebration of the coming New Year. Eden Mill wanted to celebrate Hogmanay this year by releasing a small batch of only 200 bottles of Cask Strength whisky to toast in celebration of 2021. This whisky is a Cask Strength version of our 2020 Release Single Malt, released in celebration of St. Andrews Day earlier this year.
Eden Mill are so proud to showcase the evolution of our cask and spirit as it ages and develops throughout the years. This special release is the first Cask Strength whisky that Eden Mill has ever released and we are very excited to let our audience try our whisky as it tastes straight from the cask in its purest form.
This liquid, created by our Head Distiller Scott Ferguson, was created by incorporating Bourbon, Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso barrels as well as spirit distilled using Pale, Chocolate, Brown and Crystal Malt Barley.
Award-winning distillers Eden Mill have unveiled an exclusive limited edition 800 bottes of its 2020 Release Single Malt Scotch in time for St. Andrews’ Day.
Retailing at £85, the 2020 Release is the fourth single malt whisky by Eden Mill in three years, since the unveiling of the first bottling in 2017 from their distillery just outside St Andrews. The whisky liquid incorporates bourbon, Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso barrels as well as spirit distilled using pale, chocolate, brown and crystal malt barley. This expression is reminiscent of light vanilla and toasted cinnamon leading into a spiced fruit finish. Collectors can buy the bottle on its own or as part of a special Eden Mill whisky hamper alongside two new additions to Eden Mill’s hipflask series.
Scott Ferguson, Eden Mill’s head distiller, spoke about the 2020 batch: “The liquid we have crafted pushes the boundaries of our previous whisky expressions. This small batch of Eden Mill single malt showcases the evolution of cask and spirit, bringing you light vanilla and toasted cinnamon from bourbon barrels, combined with the rich fruit and subtle spice from our distinctive range of sherry casks, leading to a creamy biscuity finish.”
The launch of Eden Mill’s 2020 Single Malt comes as the distillery celebrates a successful year of sales, with an increase of 600 percent year on year from online sales. Tony Kelly, co-founder of Eden Mill said: “This limited release is a real reflection of the team, our passion and Eden Mill’s pioneering spirit which has stayed strong throughout 2020. We can’t wait for people to enjoy a dram of our 2020 Single Malt Scotch safely at home this festive season. We anticipate the new year with excitement and hope as we look forward to the relief a vaccine will bring and also the completion of our new carbon neutral single malt distillery in St Andrews, which will be the first of its kind in Scotland and a significant step in our Eden Mill journey.”
2020 SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY TASTING NOTES
Nose: Sherry fruit forward, with bright fruity notes of raisin and plum and a lively oak spice alongside. Under these sweet notes is a creamy maltiness and light hint of apricot. Taste: Peppery spice initially, with rich raisin and date sweetness. Spice persists as the sweetness begins to fade, with hints of toasted cinnamon and light vanilla sweetness towards the end, reminiscent of butterscotch candy. Finish: As the spice fades, hints of roasted malt and crumbly shortbread linger. Sweet and spicy notes balance to leave a gentle apricot fruit and subtle cassia spice.
If you would like to purchase at bottle of Eden Mill’s 2020 Release Single Malt 70cl, 46.5% ABV you can order at www.edenmill.com/2020release