Packing a fruit punch

Eden Mill launches mango and pineapple- flavoured gin liqueur in time for summer

The new 20% ABV liqueur is said to contain various tropical fruit flavours

St Andrews distiller Eden Mill has bolstered its gin liqueur range with a new release for summer.

Mango & Pineapple Liqueur, which will sit alongside the original raspberry and vanilla Love Gin Liqueur, is described as containing tropical fruits which “combine to create a rich bouquet which jumps out of the glass”, while pineapple and cantaloupe are said to deliver a “fruity punch”.

The 20% ABV liqueur is packaged in an embossed glass bottle that is said to be embellished with a subtle tasting note design that highlights the tropical notes of the liqueur.

Paul Miller, co-founder of Eden Mill, believes that the new liqueur “will be a hit with customers this summer”.

“As with our previous liqueur, this versatile tipple can be enjoyed neat, or over ice served with premium tonic or sparkling elderflower and garnished with a pineapple or orange wedge,” he said.

The launch of the new liqueur comes as Eden Mill unveiled a blueprint to increase its annual whisky production from 300,000 litres per annum to over one million bottles per year.

The St Andrews distiller has submitted a planning application for a new £3.1 million state-of-the-art production facility in the town to enable the boost.

The project, carried out in conjunction with Glasgow-based Opfer Logan Architects, will involve around £1.1m in building works and £2m in plant expansions.

The new “high-tech” distillery, which, if approved, is expected to be completed by summer 2020, will focus on sustainable whisky production, with a goal of achieving a zero carbon footprint.

Miller said: “The Eden Mill at the Eden Campus is the perfect location to create our innovative new distillery and production facility.

“The demand for the Eden Mill-wide range of whisky and gin products is growing at a rapid pace and this modern new plant will help us satisfy that demand and expand even further.”