SCOTTISH distiller Eden Mill has commenced construction of its new, multi-million pound distillery after securing planning permission for the facility.
The company has signed a 50-year land lease with the University of St Andrews and plans to open the doors of the new distillery in the first half of 2023.
The carbon-neutral facility will draw power from the university’s recently-commissioned ground solar development as well as from a system mounted on the roof of the distillery itself. The company is also looking at ways to capture carbon from the production process which can then be used to produce alternative fuels.
“The vision for the Eden Mill distillery has been closely developed with the University of St Andrews,” said Eden Mill co-founder and managing director, Paul Miller.
“Its fabulous location at the mouth of the River Eden meets the romantic requirements for single malt Scotch whisky, while the strictly sustainable nature of our new distillery and the environmentally innovative surroundings of the campus are perfect for our progressive brand.”
The news comes after Edinburgh-based investment firm Inverleith took a majority stake in Eden Mill, appointing several drinks industry veterans to the company’s board.