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Eden Mill x Bon Box Artisan Chocolate Collaboration

We’re excited to reveal our latest collaboration with Bon Box, a luxury handmade artisan chocolatier, based in Edinburgh.

We worked closely with Bon Box to create two bespoke chocolates exclusively for Eden Mill to perfectly complement our limited edition Chocolate and Chilli Gin.

Valencia Orange Buttons: Exquisite, Belgian white chocolate, blended with creamy caramel, infused with the thrill of orange to excite and reward. 

Dark Coffee Buttons: Deep roasted coffee combined with the creamy sensation of roasted cocoa and slight hint of sweetness, revel in the depth and luxury as they sparkle of silver.

Our limited edition Chocolate & Chilli Gin, is a sweet chocolate-pudding like flavour, with a fiery chilli kick, which we think pairs perfectly with a Valencian Orange mixer or as the base spirit in an espresso martini. Our collaboration with Bon Box has resulted in the creation of a Valencia chocolate orange button to complement our valencian orange perfect serve and dark coffee chocolate buttons to complement the perfect cocktail serve of an espresso martini.

What’s in the gift set?

Each gift set will include 1 x Chocolate & Chilli Gin, 2 x Eden Mill etched Martini Glasses, 1 pack of 5 Bon Box artisan Valencia chocolate orange buttons, 1 pack of 5 Bon Box artisan dark coffee chocolate buttons, beautifully presented in a premium Eden Mill gift box.

About Bon Box:

Chocolatier Barry from Bon Box trained at City of Glasgow before refining his skill and fascination with taste at some of the city’s finest kitchens such as Chardon d`Or, Dakota and Chelsea Market. As Scottish Chef of the year Semi-finalist and Game Chef of the year runner up he continually pushed the boundaries using seasonal local produce to create unique flavour combinations. 

Ever conscious that luxurious eating should excite all of the senses, sight, aroma, and of course memorable taste his chocolates are unique, striking and developing subtle flavours that are interesting and memorable. Taking flavours people feel comfortable with and turning them on their head with twists of intrigue such as miso, tonka, fir and sea buckthorn.

‘Everyone loves the sensation of chocolate, so at Bon Box we always strive to be, sensational. Comforting and luxurious, yet interesting and unique, never predictable, always memorable. Great Chocolate evokes a sense of occasion, of friends, of sharing, of the relaxed joy of the moment. At Bon Box we create splendid  Bon Bons of exceptional flavour, texture and beauty, all for your pleasure. Our hand crafted and painted Bon Bons make your gift, an occasion, an experience, thoughtful, memorable, and always sensational.’

Bon Box – Why we have chosen to work with Eden Mill?

‘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 we do we believe we can deliver an extra special experience for our customers every time they purchase.’

The Chocolate & Chilli Gin Bon Box collaboration gift set is exclusively available at edenmill.com for £40. Only 50 sets available. Shop here.

Best before date: 20/03/21.

Store in a cool place away from direct sunlight or heat source.

Sample Barry’s passion with his sensational Bonbons, follow him on Instagram and Facebook to see where the journey goes next.

Re-order your gin from Blendworks Gin School

If you have visited our Blendworks Gin School in either St Andrews or Glasgow and created your own unique gin, you are now able place a reorder.

Your unique gin creation can be ordered in:

  • 20CL at £15
  • 70CL at £38

No minimum order quantity.

Please contact us with your request at hello@edenmill.com with your gin name, unique batch number, contact details and delivery address.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our Blendworks Gin School experience is currently unavailable. We hope to relaunch this offer soon.

Could you create the new Dundee United Gin?

NEW PARTNERSHIP

To celebrate the new partnership between Dundee United and Eden Mill as the club’s first-ever sleeve sponsor, Eden Mill are launching a competition for Dundee United supporters to help create an exclusive Dundee United Gin. The lucky winner will represent the Dundee United support alongside some key members of the first team, background staff and the team at Eden Mill.

HOW TO ENTER

The winner will join Eden Mill and the team at Dundee United to create and design the bottle for the new gin, carefully select the botanicals and see behind the scenes at Eden Mill where we create our gin. You’ll be involved from start to finish!

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY

The competition will be open for two weeks and closes 29/07/2020 at noon. Entrants must be 25 years and over. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will continually review the situation to ensure our participants safety.

You can read more about our new partnership here: Dundee United page link.

Original Gin – In support of CHAS

LIMITED EDITION BOTTLE IN SUPPORT OF NHS AND HEALTHCARE WORKERS

In April 2020, Eden Mill created 5,000 limited edition bottles of their award-winning Original Gin in support of NHS and Healthcare workers. £2 from every bottle sold has been donated to charities supporting NHS and Healthcare workers.

We are proud to announce that from today (22nd June 2020), £2 from each bottle of our Original Gin sold, will be donated to CHAS

We are proud to announce that we reached our target for the first 2 months of sales of our limited edition bottles. These funds have been donated to Masks for NHS Heroes, a crowdfunding effort set up by front-line NHS doctors to help raise money for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Duty To Care. Duty To Care’s mission is to provide wellbeing support via online consultation to improve and sustain the mental health and wellbeing of healthcare professionals. 

Children’s Hospices Across Scotland, better known as CHAS, continues to be there for these families through the most difficult times. Their hospices are still open but with reduced capacity – providing physical, hands-on support for the most urgent cases. The CHAS at Home team continues to provide vital care in people’s homes. Of course this is in addition to their ongoing work in hospitals to provide specialist palliative support to their NHS colleagues working with children with life-shortening conditions. This includes their specialist palliative care team in Glasgow Children’s Hospital, as well as their Diana children’s nurses who work in the major children’s hospitals across Scotland.

We absolutely love and appreciate the work that CHAS do, and we hope that we can help support families through their toughest times.

Megan Stobo, Senior Corporate Partnerships Executive from CHAS said;

Knowing your child will die young is the hardest thing. It is made even harder with the constant worry about what Coronavirus infection means, and the stark reality of isolation.

To ensure we can continue supporting every referred child and their families who are shielding at home, we have launched the UK’s first Virtual Children’s Hospice, providing remote access to a range of remote support from CHAS. Essential medical advice, creative activity packs and videos as well as fun and games with Clown Doctors and music therapists will be provided for free. For those who can’t currently visit CHAS’s hospice support and creative activities as usual, the virtual hospice will not only help them survive this unprecedented situation, but help them thrive and continue to smile – keeping the joy alive.

We are so grateful to the team at Eden Mill, and indeed their fantastic customers for supporting children and families through this wonderful initiative.

The 70cl bottles are available to buy direct here for £30.

It’s time to liven up your cocktails with our Love Gin Liqueur range! 

Cocktail shakers at the ready! 🍸It’s time to liven up your cocktails with our Love Gin Liqueur range! Mixologists love our Love Gin Liqueurs because of their vibrant and exciting flavours. 

RHUBARB SOUR

We’re just a little bit obsessed with this RHUBARB SOUR!

You can recreate it too, you’ll need…
– 60ml Spiced Rhubarb Crumble Liqueur
– 35ml Vodka
– 25ml Lemon Juice
– 5 drops Rhubarb bitters – 1 egg white
Simply shake and strain!

PERFECT STORM

Whisk yourself away to somewhere tropical this weekend with our Mango & Pineapple Liqueur. 🍍🍍

Create the ‘Perfect Storm’ using:
25ml Mango & Pineapple Liqueur
25ml Coconut Rum
25ml Passion fruit puree (or 1 full passion fruit)
25ml Pineapple juice
Mix all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, add ice, shake, double strain and serve in a chilled martini glass.

LOVE CLUB

Join the ‘Love Club’ with our Raspberry, Vanilla & Meringue Liqueur. We’ve tried and tested this cocktail and can say it’s 👌.
You’ll need:
– 25ML Raspberry, Vanilla & Meringue Liqueur
– 25ML Love Gin
– 20ML Lemon Juice
– 15ML Sugar Syrup
– 5 Raspberries
– 1 Egg White

Muddle the raspberries in the bottom of the shaker then add in the remaining ingredients. First, dry shake without ice, then add the ice and shake hard. Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Our Love Gin Liqueurs are now available to order in a beautiful presentation set, complete with your choice of liqueur and two Eden Mill martini glasses! Available online at edenmill.com

Follow our journey – what we’ve been up to!

WE SAID GOODBYE TO OUR OLD HOME

May 2018 marked the end of an era at our home in St Andrews. Since Eden Brewery started in 2012 we’d been based in a small section of the old Guardbridge Paper Mill, and over the years had tacked on some extra areas, improved our shop, and upgraded our production kit.

By late 2017 we were bursting at the seams and pressed on with plans to relocate our brewery & distillery to the opposite side of the site into a lovely old building overlooking the Eden Estuary. This meant saying goodbye to what had been our home for five years. The place where our brewers created the range of beer that is often seen in bars throughout St Andrews. The place where our, now award winning, range of gins were devised, refined, and perfected. The place where we filled the first cask of single malt whisky in St Andrews for over 150 years. And a place that we’ve proudly shown 16,000 visitors around on tours, where they’ve met the wonderful team of people who’ve made all of these things happen. It was a sad moment when we closed the doors for the final time. 

WE OPENED THE GATEHOUSE

But the prospect of being able to expand upon what we’d achieved gave us all a new focus, and we set about making plans for the future. This meant some creative thinking in the short-term while construction was underway, and thus Gatehouse was born! Right on Main Street in Guardbridge, directly across from the famous Mill clock, we secured an area to use for our pop-up shop and tastings that would allow us to continue to offer an experience to visitors while our production space was being renovated a few hundred meters across the road.

We sourced shipping containers and set about converting them into our new shop and tasting rooms, which drew upon our teams secondary talents such as joinery and gardening! Fortunately, we’ve got quite the talented bunch who put in a few long shifts to make sure we were open in time for the summer.

In July, we opened the Gatehouse and resumed where we’d left off – offering beer, gin and whisky tastings, sharing our story with visitors, and giving away some sneaky details about what’s going on behind the scenes with our permanent site move. We launched our Summer Punch Gin, and The Gatehouse was an ideal place to sit and enjoy it in the sunshine.

We even made time for some mini-golf between tastings!

It was fantastic to see visitors enjoying what we were doing, despite not being able to see our brewery/distillery. 1500 people visited us over the summer, and we found that we actually hadn’t gone big enough with our pop-up! An upgrade was needed, and so we decided to renovate our space once more. Lots of ideas were thrown around, but we wanted something unusual, that would do the things that Eden Mill have always been good at – being creative and making an instant impression!

NOW WE’VE OPENED THE DOMES…

Our new custom-built structures arrived in February and gained instant attention from local passers-by on Main Street. Buses, taxis and pedestrians all gave a bemused look as they passed, which was exactly what we were hoping for! Our team set about building the giant jigsaw puzzles that were to become our two new geodesic domes. The build took around four days, and we were delighted with the results.

This now gives us more capacity to host tastings with guests, and a place to showcase not only our story so far, but the future plans. It creates a space we are excited to show people, and somewhere we know our visitors will enjoy spending an hour or two with us sampling beer, gin or whisky.

From 10th April we’ll be running daily tastings at Gatehouse, focused around either gin or beer & whisky (combined). These will be an hour long, and have been put together from scratch by our team. We’ve thrown the old format and scripts out and started again, thinking about what we want to tell visitors about our journey and how we can share some secret details about our new permanent site as it’s being constructed.

We’ve worked hard over the past nine months to put together something different to really show people what Eden Mill is all about, and we cannot wait to welcome our first guests this summer. There really is no better place to enjoy a sample while you pick the brains of one of our team, so we sincerely hope you’ll come along for a visit this year. Whether you’re a whisky connoisseur, a gin aficionado, or a beer enthusiast, we very much look forward to seeing you!

 

 

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