EDEN Mill has today unveiled plans to create a new £4 million distillery and brewery just metres from its current headquarters in Fife.
Situated within the Fife village of Guardbridge, the expansion will see former paper mill buildings renovated to become Eden Mill’s new home, which will allow the firm to increase production of its gin, beer and whisky, as well as allow space for new products and future expansion.
Included in the plans submitted to Fife Council, which are still subject to planning approval, are several visitor areas, with a café/bar, visitor centre, shop, presentation room and a VIP tasting area on the top floor of the distillery, offering views over the University of St Andrews’ new Eden Campus (which the development will sit within).
The proposed facility will enable the firm to double the number of tourists taking distillery tours from 25,000 to 50,000 a year, according to Eden Mill.
Paul Miller, co-founder of Eden Mill, said: “With ambitious plans to grow the business, it’s the right time for Eden Mill to move forward with plans for a new distillery and brewery. We have always been pioneering and this expansion can open the door to new product development and continued success.
“To stay competitive, the spirits industry in Scotland needs to embrace new ideas and experimentation while respecting its heritage and traditions, particularly with whisky. At this new site, Eden Mill will be in the perfect position to invest in new products and lead the way with innovation.”
Pending approval of the application, Eden Mill aims to have the site up and running by autumn 2018.