Single malt production resumes after century-and-a-half hiatus
STAFF at Eden Mill Distillery near St Andrews made history this month when, for the first time in over 150 years, single malt whisky was distilled and casked at the site.
Launched as the Eden Brewery in 2012, the distillery and brewery occupies part of a site which was originally a distillery owned by the Haig family from 1810 to 1869. The site currently produces craft beer and small batch spirits including Eden Mill Hop Gin.
Overall single malt production at Eden Mill is expected to run at 2000 litres of whisky per week. In addition to the Eden Mill Single Malt, the distillery also has plans to make a limited number of single casks available for collaborative work.
Eden Mill’s first single malt distillation was followed by an announcement that the firm will release two new limited edition gins.
These will be small batch bottlings of gin matured in selected oak casks, as well as a gin distilled in the site’s signature style using botanicals including local seabuckthorn berry found in the dunes around St Andrews.
Eden Miller co-owner Paul Miller commented: “Our aims at the distillery are really simple, to create great single malt whisky, innovative and exciting gins, and other spirits, and continue to make more award winning beers.”