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!
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