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.
With Scotland’s aim of reducing emissions by 75% by 2030, we believe it is important that all industries contribute to achieving this figure. Here at Eden Mill, we try our best to responsibly source our ingredients from as many local venues as we can.
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.
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 moving away from ceramic bottles to a new recyclable glass bottle.
PASSION AND INNOVATION
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!
The new 70cl bottles which use 18% less glass than other industry standard bottles, are lighter and more easily recycled than Eden Mill’s original ceramic bottles, which have been synonymous with their brand identity and award-winning craft gin.
We launched nine new premium gins in a significant bottle redesign resulting in a major step forwards in our journey to carbon neutrality. The new premium range showcases Eden Mill’s passion for innovation and experimental product development, combining locally sourced botanicals with inspiration and influences from across the world in a series of quality expressions to appeal to every palette.
Each Eden Mill gin has its own story; depicted beautifully with words and a unique woodcut style print commissioned by Eden Mil’s design agency, Tangent, upon the label of the new bottles. The new more sustainable glass design has been crafted and produced by wholesale bottle merchants Croxsons.
Passionate about craft and our future, by 2023 Eden Mill will open Scotland’s first carbon-neutral single malt whisky distillery in St Andrews.
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 mission to decrease our carbon footprint as much as possible.