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Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2022

Cheers to you, Mum! 

Mother’s Day is a day for celebrating all the mother figures in our lives who deserve an extra special treat to show them how much you appreciate them.  

At Eden Mill, our team have hand-picked our favourite Mother’s Day gift ideas to help choose something special and meaningful that they are sure to love. Shop Mother’s Day gifting here!

We have a range of premium gins, ready-to-drink cocktails, fruity liqueurs and gift sets available this March. Once you’ve found the perfect gift, you can add a gift message at the checkout and send your gift direct to their door, we’ll be sure to exclude the pricing with your gift. 


ROSA ROSA GIN 

Our top pick this Mother’s Day is award winning Rosa Rosa Gin, step into the garden of Eden and discover the story behind this enchanting gin. With botanicals of rose petal and rosehip, this candied and aromatic gin is like Turkish Delight but with a slight spice. Including Rosa Damascena and Rosa Canina, this delicate gin is reminiscent of Sakura blossom in Springtime.  

Rosa Rosa gin is best served with rose soda or a premium tonic, garnished with a handful of raspberries. Cheers to Mum and enjoy a catch up over this wonderfully light, sweet spirit. Why not try making a French 75 cocktail, served in a Champagne flute, for a refreshing Spring serve! 

LOVE GIN 

Our best-selling customer favourite Love Gin is the perfect gift for any occasion. Show your mother figure you care this Mother’s Day with a bottle of this pink, pioneering spirit. Let the white lady of St. Andrews lead you by the hand and discover her tale of love within our secret rose garden. 

There’s something magical about this gin – one of the first we ever made. Enjoy a glass of fruity, pink Love Gin in the company of your favourite people, best served with rose lemonade and raspberries. 

12 GINS OF EDEN MILL 

Having a night in or going on a staycation? Our iconic 12 Gins of Eden Mill luxury gift set is an extra special treat this Mother’s Day, with twelve full strength gins to try, it’s the ultimate gift for any gin lover. This gift box set is includes 2 tulip glasses, all you need for your own gin tasting!  

Discover how to serve each of these unique gins, as well as finding out the tales and legends behind them. A gift you can’t go wrong with! 

LOVE GIN LIQUEURS 

Fun, fruity and colourful, our Love Gin Liqueur range is perfectly paired with prosecco! Enjoy a glass of bubbly and catch up with loved ones. Available in 3 flavours, Raspberry, Vanilla & Meringue, Spiced Rhubarb and Mango & Pineapple, there’s a flavour for everyone!

MIXOLOGY COCKTAILS

Our ready-to-drink fruity mixology cocktails are the perfect addition to Mother’s Day! Available in a range of fun flavours, these convenient cocktails are easy to transport and enjoy. Discover your favourite flavour today!


Happy Pancake Day from Eden Mill

We have created the ultimate sweet pancake serve this Shrove Tuesday, try yours today! 

Top fluffy pancakes with raspberries, white chocolate, cream and crushed meringue finished off with a drizzle of best-selling Raspberry, Vanilla & Meringue Liqueur for an extra special indulgent treat.  

Raspberry, Vanilla & Meringue combine with vanilla, juniper, goji berries, rose petals, Scottish raspberries – and of course, our own Love Gin – to create this outrageously decadent liqueur. 

Our Love Gin Liqueurs range is bold and adventurous – a mixture of vibrant ingredients and flavours perfect for dessert.  

Shop our liqueur range here.


EDEN MILL’S SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

OUR MISSION

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.

FUTURE PLANS 

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.

Celebrate Burns Night with Eden Mill

On Tuesday the 25th of January raise a toast to the Bard and enjoy some Burns Night celebrations with Eden Mill. We have a range of Scottish spirits perfect for the occasion; discover our range of premium gins and pioneering whiskies this January. Serve alongside a traditional Burns Supper to celebrate!

Shop now and get your favourite spirits delivered directly to your door.


HIP FLASK 16 & 17

Hip Flask 16

Pale Malt Spirit aged in an ex-Islay Whisky refill cask. Filled on 04/02/16.

This Hip Flask release has been created by ageing our Pale Malt Spirit in an ex-Islay Whisky refill cask. This ex-peated cask has been used to showcase the amount of peat flavour the cask itself can contribute to the spirit. This whisky has a dry, almost wood-smoke aroma, along with hints of cereal and hay. The level of peat is mild/moderate, with the emphasis on the woodsmoke bonfire-ember character of the liquid.

Hip Flask 17

Peated Malt Spirit aged in a refill Bourbon cask. Filled on 20/07/16.

This Hip Flask release has been matured in a refill Bourbon Cask. This whisky has a pronounced, phenolic peaty aroma. With a rich level of peat, this liquid has a robust earthiness along with a dense, peat-smoke flavour. This is then lightened with spicy oak and sweet vanilla character from the bourbon cask.

We invite you to explore these progressive Single Cask expressions and find your favourite today.

CASK STRENGTH


We kept aside a very limited number of our 2021 Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky for Burns Night celebrations, with the rest of the 200 bottles sold out.

This Eden Mill Single Malt is crafted using a perfect marriage of first-fill bourbon casks and ex-oloroso sherry casks, incorporating spirit distilled using pale malted barley, drawn at cask strength. The result is a beautifully rich dram that carries notes of caramelised pears and fruit crumble with undertones of hazelnut praline and a long-lasting peppery finish.

This is the last chance to purchase this release and add to your collection!

 60.7% ABV

2021 SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
 

Our St Andrews day release, 2021 Release Single Malt Whisky is still available, with a small quantity remaining. 

This small batch of Eden Mill Single Malt is crafted using a perfect marriage of first-fill bourbon casks and ex-oloroso sherry casks, incorporating spirit distilled using pale malted barley. The result is a beautifully rich dram that carries notes of caramelised pears and fruit crumble with undertones of hazelnut praline and a long-lasting peppery finish.

PREMIUM GINS

Inspired by local legends and made using botanicals from the Scottish coast, our classic Original Gin and Neptune Gin celebrate Scottish heritage.

NEPTUNE GIN

This is a coastal-inspired gin with Kombu seaweed. With a focus on a light salinity with a fresh, herbal profile such as samphire. Distilled with Scottish seaweed in order to give a hint of brininess along with a gentle smoky/seashore character.

Best served with a premium or Mediterranean tonic, garnished with a lemon peel. Neptune Gin can be used to make a classic Martini with a St Andrews twist.

ORIGINAL GIN

Original Gin is our take on a classic London dry – with a twist. Our St Andrews distillery is on a particularly tempestuous Scottish coastline, so we were inspired to create our first gin using sea buckthorn berries, an exceptionally hardy superfood that thrives in harsh, salty, coastal conditions. The unique tart berry flavour is abundant but we balance the gin around it using citrus elements drawn from the other botanicals, such as lemon balm and citrus peel.

Perfectly served with a premium tonic and grapefruit slice or try making a Paloma cocktail.

Don’t forget to photograph your Burns Night set ups and tag @edenmill on social media for your chance to be featured!

EDEN MILL X HIBERNIAN FC MATCHDAY BLEND


To commemorate our first year as Official Whisky Partners of Hibernian Football Club, we are delighted to release our first collaboration whisky,  Matchday Blend blended scotch whisky.

Our distillers have crafted this whisky marrying some of the finest blended whiskies to our Eden Mill Single Malt.  The focus is primarily on lighter and sweeter notes with a warming hint of peat smoke underneath, adding a layer of complexity.  It is a blend of bourbon-matured and sherry finished whiskies complimented by Eden Mill peated single malt.

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Eden Mill 2021 Christmas Gift Guide

Gift without guilt this festive season with Eden Mill’s luxury gin gifts. With a selection of bespoke gin gift sets, Christmas inspired gins, premium pre-mixed cocktails and Scottish whisky available.

Gift without guilt – Eden Mill’s gifting options include a selection of our brand-new bespoke, sustainable glass bottles that are designed and made in the UK and use 18% less glass than is industry standard – so there is less waste to begin with!

Discover our top festive picks below and shop the full gifting range here!

12 Gins of Christmas

The perfect gift for any gin lover.

Eden Mill is delighted to welcome back the 12 Gins Of Christmas. The 12 Gins Of Christmas gift set comes beautifully presented in a brand new black and copper presentation box with illustration details. It contains a merry band of twelve 5CL miniatures, and for the first time, comprises of twelve full strength gins with 2 x Eden Mill branded tulip glasses. 

Golden Lore Gin

Our brand-new Golden Lore Gin is inspired by the tall tales of legendary globetrotting

Saint Nick, famous for his benevolence and gift-giving. Golden Lore Gin uses tangerine, cranberry and coriander botanicals combined with the spirit of magnanimity to create this wonderful gin, perfect for festive cocktails. 

As the story goes, St. Nicholas threw gold coins down the chimneys of those in need. His adventurousness and generosity influenced holiday traditions worldwide, the gifting of tangerines or oranges in Christmas stockings symbolic of the bags of gold coins he distributed. A unique woodcut style illustration depicts the tale on the crest of the label of the Eden Mill bottle.

Golden Lore Gin was also awarded a bronze medal in the ‘Citrus Gin of the Year’ at the 2021, Scottish Gin Awards.

Luxury Martini Glass Gift Sets

Eden Mill is so excited to welcome back our luxury martini glass gift sets. Including one of our beloved 50cl Love Gin Liqueurs and 2 x premium martini glasses within a bespoke Eden Mill gift box. 

Why not try adding a splash of prosecco to your favourite Love Gin Liquuer and serving in our martini glasses for an easy festive serve!

Eden Mill Hip Flask 16 & 17

The Hip Flask series is a progressive and pioneering range of single cask expressions of Eden Mill single malt scotch whisky. These whiskies are bottled in 20cl bottles to allow as many whisky drinkers as possible to have the chance to savour and enjoy them making them the perfect whisky gift for any whisky lover!

Hip Flask 16

This Hip Flask release has been created by ageing our Pale Malt Spirit in an ex-Islay Whisky refill cask. This whisky has a dry, almost wood-smoke aroma, along with hints of cereal and hay. The level of peat is mild/moderate, with the emphasis on the woodsmoke bonfire-ember character of the liquid.

Hip Flask 17

This Hip Flask release has been matured in a refill Bourbon Cask. This whisky has a pronounced, phenolic peaty aroma. With a rich level of peat, this liquid has a robust earthiness along with a dense, peat-smoke flavour. This is then lightened with spicy oak and sweet vanilla character from the bourbon cask.

Candy Cane Mojito

The perfect gin stocking filler.

Candy Cane Mojito is our festive take on the cocktail classic, with warm bilberry sweetness and a tingly peppermint freshness from our Candy Cane Gin. Served in a fully-recyclable 250ml aluminium bottle, our Candy Cane Mojito is also the perfect festive serve to enjoy at dinner parties with loved ones this year!

Scottish Gin Awards 2021

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
  • Best Pink Gin– Love Gin
  • Old Tom Gin– Distiller’s Choice: Oak Old Tom Gin
  • Gin Liqueur– Raspberry, Vanilla & Meringue Liqueur, and Spiced Rhubarb Crumble Liqueur
  • 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!

Golf Gin – A Taste Of St. Andrews

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

Nose

Hints of Juniper Pine in a forest of lavender and spruce trees. There is a slight tang of the sea that underlies it.

Taste

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.

Finish

A distinct peppery finish

Perfect serve

Eden Mill recommend serving Golf Gin with a premium tonic and a blackberry and mint garnish!

Love Gin Liqueurs: Jug Serve Recipe

Eden Mill Love Gin Liqueur Jug Serves are perfect for enjoying with loved ones this Summer. Fun, fruity and easy to make, why not try yours today.

Drumstick Sangria

200ml Raspberry, Vanilla and Meringue Liqueur

200ml Cranberry Juice

300ml Prosecco

200ml Lemonade

Fruit Salad Sangria

200ml Mango and Pineapple Liqueur

300ml White Wine

400ml Lemonade

Aruba Rhuba

200ml Original Gin

100ml Spiced Rhubarb Liqueur

150ml Sugar Syrup

150ml Lemon Juice

200ml Cranberry Juice

200ml Soda

EDEN MILL LAUNCHES 2020 SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY ON ST ANDREWS DAY

Award-winning distillers Eden Mill have unveiled an exclusive limited edition 800 bottes of its 2020 Release Single Malt Scotch in time for St. Andrews’ Day.

Retailing at £85, the 2020 Release is the fourth single malt whisky by Eden Mill in three years, since the unveiling of the first bottling in 2017 from their distillery just outside St Andrews. The whisky liquid incorporates bourbon, Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso barrels as well as spirit
distilled using pale, chocolate, brown and crystal malt barley. This expression is reminiscent of light vanilla and toasted cinnamon leading into a spiced fruit finish. Collectors can buy the bottle on its own or as part of a special Eden Mill whisky hamper alongside two new additions to Eden Mill’s hipflask series.

Scott Ferguson, Eden Mill’s head distiller, spoke about the 2020 batch:
“The liquid we have crafted pushes the boundaries of our previous whisky expressions. This small batch of Eden Mill single malt showcases the evolution of cask and spirit, bringing you light vanilla and toasted cinnamon from bourbon barrels, combined with the rich fruit and
subtle spice from our distinctive range of sherry casks, leading to a creamy biscuity finish.”

The launch of Eden Mill’s 2020 Single Malt comes as the distillery celebrates a successful year of sales, with an increase of 600 percent year on year from online sales. Tony Kelly, co-founder of Eden Mill said: “This limited release is a real reflection of the team, our passion and Eden Mill’s pioneering spirit
which has stayed strong throughout 2020. We can’t wait for people to enjoy a dram of our 2020 Single Malt Scotch safely at home this festive season.
We anticipate the new year with excitement and hope as we look forward to the relief a vaccine will bring and also the completion of our new carbon neutral single malt distillery in St Andrews, which will be the first of its kind in Scotland and a significant step in our Eden Mill journey.”

2020 SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY TASTING NOTES

Nose: Sherry fruit forward, with bright fruity notes of raisin and plum and a lively oak spice alongside. Under these sweet notes is a creamy maltiness and light hint of apricot.
Taste: Peppery spice initially, with rich raisin and date sweetness. Spice persists as the sweetness begins to fade, with hints of toasted cinnamon and light vanilla sweetness towards the end, reminiscent of butterscotch candy. Finish: As the spice fades, hints of roasted malt and crumbly shortbread linger. Sweet and spicy notes balance to leave a gentle apricot fruit and subtle cassia spice.

AVAILABLE NOW

If you would like to purchase at bottle of Eden Mill’s 2020 Release Single Malt 70cl, 46.5% ABV you can order at www.edenmill.com/2020release

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