Eden Mill claims a share of Edinburgh’s drinks tourism boom

Independent distiller Eden Mill has announced that Saturday 3rd February will be the grand opening of The Eden Mill Experience, Edinburgh’s latest drinks tourism destination and the distiller’s first brand-owned venue in the capital.

Located in the Heads & Tales Gin Bar at 1A, Rutland Place, EH1 2AD in the heart of the city’ West End, the venue will offer two interactive mixology experiences, focussed on Eden Mill’s signature gin and whisky brands.

Love Gin (40% ABV) is Eden Mill’s fruity, lightly sweet and subtly floral pink gin, originally created as a limited-edition for Valentine’s Day, but so popular it has earned a permanent position in the Eden Mill portfolio.

During the Share The Love Gin session, gin enthusiasts will hear the story of the brand’s creation and the flavoursome botanicals used in its making, with three cocktails and some sweet treats included.

The Guard Bridge Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (46% ABV) is a new addition to Eden Mill’s range, crafted using a mix of single malts sourced from the Highland and Lowland regions of Scotland, and a portion of Eden Mill’s own Single Malt.

During The Guard Bridge Masterclass, whisky fans will discover the story behind this new blended malt Scotch whisky while delving into its tasting notes.

Designed to be enjoyed in cocktails, attendees will try three as part of the experience to demonstrate the whisky’s versatility, with one cocktail ‘guaranteed to feature an ingredient guests have never tasted before!’.

Head of marketing at Eden Mill, Hannah Ingram, said: “We are thrilled to bring a taste of St Andrews to the Scottish capital.

“It’s a really proud moment for us to launch a venue in a city with such a vibrant drinks scene. To have our very own Eden Mill experience in Edinburgh is an honour and an exciting milestone for the brand.

“While our new distillery is being built, this is the perfect opportunity to showcase the versatility our expressions have, through inventive and delicious cocktails.

“The experiences are really special, interactive and immersive and we can’t wait to see the reaction from Scotland’s wonderful capital.”

Eden Mill is currently building a contemporary Scotch Whisky and gin distillery which is due to become operational in 2024. It aims to be a major St Andrews landmark and a key Scottish tourism attraction.

The brand has been recording progress with work on the exterior of the distillery now complete; a time-lapse video capturing the first stage of the journey is available on the Eden Mill website.