The Scottish Gin Awards is one of the UK’s most comprehensive and highly regarded gin competitions! This year, The Scottish Gin Awards judged 320 Scottish gin entries to discover the best Scottish gin!
Eden Mill are so pleased to see thirteen of our wonderful gins in the Taste Category Finals of the 5th annual Scottish Gin Awards!
The thirteen Eden Mill finalist gins include a mix of brand-new gin expressions, classic customer favourite gins and expressions from our new sustainable gin range! Check out all of the finalists below and their categories:
Distilled Gin– Golf Gin
Berry Flavoured Gin– Forager Gin
Citrus Flavoured Gin– Golden Lore Gin
Herb & Spice Flavoured Gin– Serendipity Gin
Flavoured Gin– Forbidden Gin, Passion Gin, and Rosa Rosa Gin
Cask Gin– Distiller’s Choice: White Wine Cask Aged Gin and Red Wine Cask Aged Gin
Eden Mill are also so pleased to be finalists for three Business Category Awards for;
Excellence in Branding – This awards entry was written about Eden Mill’s transition from ceramic bottles to our brand new sustainable gin glass bottles and how our core brand values of sustainability, heritage and innovation have been carried through Eden Mill’s brand from the beginning.
Best Digital Experience – This awards entry was written about Eden Mill’s award-winning virtual gin tasting experiences and how these unique experiences helped Eden Mill connect with our wonderful customer base during a time where connecting with our customers was very difficult.
Product Development Team of the year – This awards entry was written about Eden Mill’s brand-new Distiller’s Choice Gin collection. This ultra-premium collection takes Eden Mill back to our craft roots and allows our expert distilling team to experiment with different botanicals and distilling techniques to create small-batch experimental gin expressions!
Eden Mill is wishing good luck to all of the Scottish Gin Awards finalists!
To celebrate the announcement of our principal partnership agreement with Dundee United FC we are excited to be giving 10 lucky winners access to the new 2021/22 home or away kit, 24 hours before general release.
The winners will be invited to the Dundee United Superstore on Thursday 22nd July where they can purchase the kit and will also receive the following:
– free-of-charge shirt printing
– Eden Mill goodies
– The chance to win tickets to DUFC matches and other competitions
All entrants not chosen will receive 15% off the Eden Mill x Dundee United Collaboration Gin.
Competition closes midnight on Monday 19th July. Winners will be contacted on Tuesday 20th.
We are so excited to launch two new gin ranges, Heritage and Premium, in our sustainable bespoke glass bottles. Including customer favourites, as well as 9 new flavours, there are endless possibilities to make creative cocktails.
If you are looking to mix up your usual G&T why not try something new! Our recipes are perfect for Summer and quantities can be scaled up to create sharing jugs.
Don’t forget to snap you cocktail creations, share on social media and tag @edenmill for your chance to be featured.
Join us for the next chapter of our iconic Golf Gin.
Originally created in 2018 using key botanicals such as seaweed, heather, lavender and pine, we are so proud to be releasing our customer-favourite Golf Gin for the first time in a new sustainable bespoke glass bottle as part of our Heritage Gin Range.
This botanically rich spirit incorporates ingredients that can be spotted around local grassland and coastal golf courses in Scotland. Inspired by the ocean view of St. Andrews Links, we created a seaweed base, with fresh pine to transport us to windswept fairways, and quintessentially Scottish heather adding a floral undertone!
DISCOVER THE STORY OF GOLF GIN
This botanically rich spirit incorporates ingredients that can be spotted around local grassland and coastal golf courses in Scotland. Inspired by the ocean view of St. Andrews Links – which can be seen, if you look closely, in the illustration – we created this gin using a seaweed base, with fresh pine and quintessentially Scottish heather.
Ella’s stunning illustration for this bottle invites you to find references to St. Andrews lore from the town’s celebrated Golf history. Did you know that local legend has it that it was actually sheep that led to the bunkers on golf courses? They dug out holes on St. Andrews Links to protect themselves from the harsh wind sweeping in from the sea – inadvertently leading to a staple of any golf course around the world.
We invite you to have a close look at the illustration on this bottle and see what local legends you can unearth. Our Golf Gin illustration also includes a room key with the number 269 engraved… Did you know World-renowned golfer Tiger Woods will only stay in room 269 at The Old Course Hotel when he stays in St Andrews? The reason being that 269 was the number of strokes it took him to win his first Open Championship in St Andrews back in 2000.
With so many little details to this illustration, we invite you to discover what other legends can be found in our Golf Gin story.
DISCOVER THE TASTE OF GOLF GIN
Hints of Juniper Pine in a forest of lavender and spruce trees. There is a slight tang of the sea that underlies it.
The juniper dominates as it should but there is a sweetness from the gorse to it that makes sure it isn’t overpowering. The heather and lavender add a floral note while the spruce and coriander provide a distinct peppery finish.
A distinct peppery finish
Eden Mill recommend serving Golf Gin with a premium tonic and a blackberry and mint garnish!
We are proud to present our new look Heritage and Premium gin ranges, introducing sustainable bespoke glass bottles and 9 new flavours. Discover the story behind your favourite gin and join Eden Mill in the next chapter as we move towards a greener future!
See below the perfect serve for each of our new gin collection, including garnishes, and have the perfect gin night in! Share your serve and don’t forget to tag @edenmill on socials for your chance to be featured.
Eden Mill extend new super-premium Distiller’s Choice collection with the addition of two unique cask-aged expressions.
‘Red Wine Cask-Aged Gin’ and ‘White Wine Cask-Aged Gin’ are limited edition liquids, developed and hand crafted by Eden Mill’s expert senior distilling team, Scott Ferguson and Andrew Walker. The gins join Oak Old Tom Gin in the collection of standout contemporary expressions, which launched in early 2021 winning Silver at the London Spirit Awards in April of this year.
The Distiller’s Choice Collection takes Eden Mill back to their craft roots celebrating the best of historic and modern distilling techniques in small batches; the series has been created for gin connoisseurs around the world to enjoy a rich and luxurious taste of St Andrews. Each bottle in the collection has been handpicked by the lead distilling team based on their own personal flavour preferences and interests. Head Distiller Scott Ferguson has chosen a series of citrus forward, fruity gins, while Senior Distiller Andrew Walker’s curated gins include savoury and spicy flavour profiles.
The Red and White Wine Cask-Aged Gins both started out as Eden Mill Original Gin and were then aged in two different casks, imparting unique flavours in both gins due to the individual ageing process of each cask. Ultimately the cask-ageing process has created two completely inimitable and one-of-a-kind liquids.
Eden Mill head distiller Scott Ferguson said: “As Scotland’s first single-site brewery and distillery, we’ve been marrying techniques and experimenting with new flavours since day one. We first brought our fascination for oak from producing whisky together with gin when we created Eden Mill’s Oak Gin in 2015. By experimenting with cask-ageing and also adding oak chips, we found a beautiful way of giving gin a boost of flavour at speed.’
Scott continued: “With the Red and White Wine Cask Aged expressions, the gins were only extracted from their cask at the point we were confident the perfect flavour, colour and wine character had been added to the gin without extracting too many overpowering flavours from the wood of the cask itself.’
Scott’s White Wine Cask-Aged Gin compliments his preference for citrusy, fruity gins, and botanicals: “Ageing this gin for 15 months in a White Burgundy Wine Cask has given it fresh tropical peach and apricot flavours, the perfect flavour compliment to citrus-forward gin.”
Senior Distiller, Andrew enjoys experimenting with unique flavour profiles in gin including savoury, tart and spicy. Andrew chose the Amarone Red Wine Cask due to its full-bodied and rich nature combined with its underlying spice profiles.
He said: “Spice is more often a flavour associated with red wine, these flavours can be imparted into the wine from the barrel. I wanted to explore how these underlying spice notes which are usually associated with red wine and red wine casks would affect the flavour profile when ageing gin in these casks. The gin was aged for 500 days and nights, creating a beautifully aromatic and fruity spiced gin”.
We want to lead the way for sustainability within the drinks industry in Scotland, and are doing this by innovating in every area of our business.
By constantly adapting, we are working towards a greener business model and more sustainable future for distilleries in Scotland.
HOW IMPORTANT IS SUSTAINABILITY TO US?
Sustainability is extremely important at Eden Mill. With Scotland’s aim of reducing emissions by 75% by 2030, we believe it is important that all industries contribute to achieving this figure.
A report on mindful drinking uncovered that one third of shoppers try to buy products that are environmentally friendly, this confirms that consumers are definitely concerned with how their product choices are affecting the environment.
Here at Eden Mill, we try our best to responsibly source our ingredients from as many local venues as we can.
One example of this is our no alcohol range, Eden Nil, where all of the ingredients have been sourced locally from the secret herb garden in Edinburgh.
SUSTAINABILITY AT THE CORE
We always want to ensure that we are doing what we can to have as little impact on the environment as possible.
It is important that we always use biodegradable cups when we are offering samples and tastings. Also, our aluminium bottles for our mixology range are easily recyclable, sustainable and environmentally friendly.
A main step we have taken to ensure that Eden Mill and our customers have as little impact on the environment as possible, is by launching a new glass bottle.
We have moved towards this to ensure we are working towards a greener future. This new glass bottle will make it easier for venues to recycle our gin bottles when they are empty.
HOW IS THE NEW BOTTLE GREENER?
These bespoke bottles have been exclusively designed for Eden Mill and produced in the UK, resulting in a low carbon footprint. They are easy to recycle and use 18% less glass than an industry-standard glass bottle – so there is actually less glass to begin with!
Passionate about craft and our future, by Spring 2022 Eden Mill will open Scotland’s first carbon-neutral single malt whisky distillery in St Andrews, in time for the 150th anniversary of The Open Championships.
The 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.
This aligns with our want to decrease our carbon footprint as much as possible.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
As our packaging is easily recycled, all we ask is that our customers please recycle bottles and boxes in the correct manner.
Or why not up-cycle old bottles in to something new! Tag us in your creations @edenmill for a chance to be featured.
Find out more about Eden Mill St. Andrews at edenmill.comto keep up-to-date on all the latest news!
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!