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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!

Discover Your New Favourite Cocktail Serve

We are so excited to launch two new gin ranges, Heritage and Premium, in our sustainable bespoke glass bottles. Including customer favourites, as well as 9 new flavours, there are endless possibilities to make creative cocktails.

If you are looking to mix up your usual G&T why not try something new! Our recipes are perfect for Summer and quantities can be scaled up to create sharing jugs.

Don’t forget to snap you cocktail creations, share on social media and tag @edenmill for your chance to be featured.


GIN PALOMA

Using Original Gin and served in a Paloma wine glass.

INGREDIENTS-

45ml Original Gin, 30ml Grapefruit Juice, 10ml Lime Juice, 15ml Sugar syrup, 60ml Soda.

METHOD-

1. Layer all ingredients in a wine glass over ice.

2. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.


TOM COLLINS

Using Golf Gin and served in a Highball glass.

INGREDIENTS-

50ml Golf Gin 25ml Lemon Juice 25ml Sugar Syrup 125ml Soda.

METHOD-

1. Layer all ingredients over ice in a highball glass.

2. Garnish with a lemon wheel.


LOVE CLUB

Using Love Gin and served in a Coup glass.

INGREDIENTS-

25ml Love Gin 25ml Raspberry, Vanilla and Meringue Liqueur 20ml Lemin Juice 15ml Sugar Syrup Handful of raspberries 1 x egg white.

METHOD-

1. Muddle a handful of raspberries in the bottom of a shaker.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients to a shaker without adding ice and dry shake for 1-2 minutes to froth the egg white.

3. Add the ice, then shake again until the outside of the shaker feels ice-cold.

4. Double strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a raspberry.


RED SNAPPER

Using Red Snapper Gin and served in a Highball glass.

INGREDIENTS-

50ml Red Snapper Gin 150ml Tomato Juice 15ml Lemon Juice 3 Dashes of Tobasco 3 Dashes of Worcester sauce Sprinkle of celery salt Sprinkle of black pepper.

METHOD-

1. Build all ingredients in a highball glass over ice.

2. Sprinkle drink with celery salt and black pepper.

3. Garnish with a celery stick, pickled onion and olive.


BRAMBLE

Using Forager Gin and served in a Rocks glass.

INGREDIENTS-

50ml Forager Gin, 20ml Lime Juice, 25ml Sugar Syrup, 10ml Creme de Mure, 1 Blackberry.

METHOD-

1. Add the gin, lime juice and sugar syrup to a shaker with ice and shake.

2. Strain liquid into a rocks glass over crushed ice.

3. Drizzle creme de mure over the top of the drink.

4. Garnish with a lemon wedge and blackberry.


PASSION FRUIT MARTINI

Using Passion Gin and served in a Coup glass.

INGREDIENTS-

25ml Passion Gin, 25ml Passion Fruit Liqueur, 25ml Sugar Syrup, 25ml Lime Juice, 25ml Passion Fruit Puree, 25ml Pineapple Juice.

METHOD-

1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake with ice.

2. Double strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with half a passion fruit.


APPLE AND RASPBERRY COOLER

Using Forbidden Gin and served in a Highball glass.

INGREDIENTS-

50ml Forbidden Gin, 25ml Lime Juice, 25ml Sugar Syrup, 25ml Raspberry Puree, 150ml Apple Juice.

METHOD-

1. Add all the ingredients to a shaker and shake over ice.

2. Dirty pour into a highball glass and garnish with a raspberry and apple wedge.


NEGRONI

Using Golden Lore Gin served in a Rocks glass.

INGREDIENTS-

50ml Golden Lore Gin, 50ml Vermouth, 50ml Campari.

METHOD-

1. Pour the gin, vermouth and campari into a mixing glass with ice and stir until outside of the glass feels cold.

2. Strain into a rocks glass and add one large ice cube.

3. Garnish with an orange peel.


DREAMS OF SERENDIPITY

Using Serendipity Gin served in a Goblet glass.

INGREDIENTS-

50ml Serendipity Gin, 25ml Peach Liqueur, 12.5ml Lemon Juice, 12.5ml Sugar Syrup, 10ml Creme de Mure, Dash of Lemonade.

METHOD-

1. Pour the gin, peach liqueur, lemon juice and sugar syrup into a shaker and shaker over ice.

2. Strain mixture into a goblet glass over ice.

3. Top up with lemonade and drizzle with Creme de Mure

4. Garnish with your favourite sweets – we recommend candy floss!


MARTINI

Using Neptune Gin and served in a Martini glass.

INGREDIENTS-

50ml Neptune Gin, 12.5ml Vermouth.

METHOD-

1. Add ingredients to a mixing glass and stir with ice until the outside of the glass is cold.

2. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with olives.


FRENCH 75

Using Rosa Rosa Gin and served in a champagne flute glass.

INGREDIENTS-

50ml Rosa Rosa Gin, 12.5ml Sugar Syrup, 12.5 Lemon Juice, Topped with Prosecco

METHOD-

1. Layer gin, sugar syrup and lemon juice in the bottom of your champagne flute.

2. Top up with prosecco and garnish with an edible flower.


NINE ISLANDS

Using Nine Islands Gin and served in a Highball glass.

INGREDIENTS-

50ml Nine Islands Gin, 25ml Sugar Syrup, 12.5ml Lime Juice, Topped with ginger ale.

METHOD-

1. Layer ice, sugar syrup and lime juice over ice in a highball glass.

2. Top up with ginger ale.

3. Garnish with a lime wedge and edible flower.


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!

Heritage & Premium Range: Discover The Perfect Serve

We are proud to present our new look Heritage and Premium gin ranges, introducing sustainable bespoke glass bottles and 9 new flavours. Discover the story behind your favourite gin and join Eden Mill in the next chapter as we move towards a greener future!

See below the perfect serve for each of our new gin collection, including garnishes, and have the perfect gin night in! Share your serve and don’t forget to tag @edenmill on socials for your chance to be featured.


ORIGINAL GIN

Serve with a premium tonic, garnished with a grapefruit wedge.

GOLF GIN

Serve with a premium tonic, garnished with a mint sprig and bramble.

LOVE GIN

Serve with a premium tonic or rose lemonade, garnished with a handful of raspberries.

PASSION GIN

Serve with a premium tonic or tropical soda, garnished with a half passion fruit.

FORAGER GIN

Serve with a premium tonic or raspberry lemonade, garnished with a handful of raspberries and strawberry slices.

FORBIDDEN GIN

Serve with a premium tonic or apple juice and a dash of soda, garnished with an apple wedge.

GOLDEN LORE GIN

Serve with a premium tonic or blood orange soda, garnished with an orange wedge.

SERENDIPITY GIN

Serve with a premium tonic or Dandelion and Burdock, garnished with a lemon wedge.

NEPTUNE GIN

Serve with a premium tonic or Mediterranean tonic, garnished with a lemon peel.

RED SNAPPER GIN

Best served with a premium tonic or tomato juice, garnished with a celery stick or wedge of lime.

ROSA ROSA GIN

Best served with a premium tonic or rose soda, garnished with dried rose petals.

NINE ISLANDS GIN

Best served with a premium tonic or ginger ale, garnished with a lime wheel.

Earth Day 2021

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.

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!  

FUTURE PLANS 

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. 

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