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.com to keep up-to-date on all the latest news!