Wed 20 Sep 17
Eden Mill, the St Andrews based distillery, scooped some of the top accolades at the Scottish Gin Awards last night
There was early success as the distillery picked up the Business Growth Award – the first award announced at the first ever ceremony celebrating innovation and excellence in gin distilling across Scotland.
Further success followed as the celebrated Eden Mill Hop Gin took home the Bronze Medal for Best Speciality Gin.
With more than 70 per cent of the gin consumed in the UK produced in Scotland and exports predicted to outsell whisky by 2020, the Scottish Gin Awards, sponsored by the Scottish Gin Society, are designed to recognise and celebrate the thriving industry.
Paul Miller, co-founder of Eden Mill, said: “We’ve worked incredibly hard this year to create the highest quality products. It’s a real honour to be recognised by the industry for the work that we do and I’m proud to share the achievements with the team.
“To be awarded the title for business growth in a rapidly expanding industry is a true accolade, and it’s down to our exceptional team working tirelessly to create industry-leading – and industry changing – flavours, techniques, innovations and products which our customers love.
“We’re all extremely proud of what’s been achieved.”
An independent judging panel featuring industry experts considered 31 producers and 51 gins across 12 categories including themes such as innovation, export, marketing and design and business growth.
Eden Mill has launched a new line of gin liqueurs this week, a first for the distillery. The three liqueurs include flavours never seen before in the industry, with Lemon and Raisin (20% ABV), Strawberry and Cracked Black Pepper (25% ABV) and Pear and Cassia (25% ABV) forming the trio of delicious expressions. Each liqueur is priced at £15 per bottle and a gift pack with all three expressions plus a glass is priced at £50.
For more information about Eden Mill visit www.edenmill.com