Eden Mill Distillery

Founded in 2012
Eden Mill sits right at the mouth of the River Eden, about 1/2 mile away from the famous Saint Andrews Golf Course.

OK... so we do not want to cast aspersions or spread rumor and inuendo, but we just don't buy the "history story" told by Eden Mill. They go on about noble beginnings in 1810, but the reality is that this is a profoundly misleading marketing spin... in our humble opinion.

The "site" they sit on may have at one time been a distillery back in the day, but it has been a bunch of other things since then. It was also vacant for a long time. But they say they have "resurrected" the "tradition" and so on and so forth.

Anyway... they are a solid maker of a variety of distilled spirits, most of them non-aged. They may come up with a Scotch in the future, but all of the product currently available is "aged" only one year -- well below the legal limit -- and is a mixture of mixed barley malt grain, in the style of a beer brewer.

They have three well-worn low-neck pot stills of un-confirmed capacity. Their spirit is very young, but they are offering "private" caskings that may be a bit older.

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Distillery Details

  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Established
  • Owner
    Eden Street Saint Andrews Brewers ltd.
  • Number of stills
  • Visitor center
  • Status
  • Address
    Eden Mill Distillery, Main Street, Guardbridge, St Andrews, Fife KY16 0UU United Kingdom
  • Phone
    +44 800 086 8290
  • Website
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Eden Mill was the first combined brewery and distillery in Scotland.
Video from Eden Mill
Video transcription
My name is Jamie Craig-Gentles, and I'm the Sales and PR Manager at Eden Mills St. Andrews, and my job is to sell as much Beer, Whisky, and Gin as possible, get them on the shelves and also work with local businesses in order to get in bars based on [inaudible 00:00:17] St. Andrews, Fife and the rest of Scotland. Today, we're at the Fairmont, St. Andrews. Since the day that we began, we've actually collaborated with them in making a beer called the Kilted Kittocks, which has been designed especially for the Fairmont at St. Andrews and is sold throughout the hotel and all the various restaurants, and the Kittocks bar itself.

The design of the label was actually done by the Fairmont Staff themselves. The [inaudible 00:00:44] put a picture of the Kittocks Golf course which is part of the Fairmont, and shows St. Andrews in the back end as far as the distillery, and so you can actually see it on the [inaudible 00:00:54] itself. It's really important for us to have good working relationships with the businesses throughout St. Andrews, and we try to get staff to come down and to get an experience themselves so that they can see exactly what we do day to day, see the passion that goes into every single cask of Whisky that's made, or bottle of gin that's produced, or bottle of beer that's produced. So, it's important for them to see that so that they can take that back to the customers.

We like to be as sustainable as possible at Eden Mill, so we source all of our barley locally, from local farmers, and then when it's used the spent greens go back to feed the farm animals. We're also hoping to start growing our own hops which is quite important to us, as well as all the local botanics for the gin which are grown locally on site.

With the oakage [SP] bottles, we've done various things with them. We've made flights which we use on our brewery tours, and we've also turned them into furniture, turned them into stools. And we've also made some clocks as well, which we've used in the brewery, and those are all made from our oakage casks. When it comes to Eden Mill, the customer is always right. We try and work with very small businesses right through to bigger businesses, so everybody is important to us. We don't just depend on one type or style of business. We actually work hard with every single person that walks through our door.

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