Scottish distiller creates 12 unique gins for Christmas


Eden Mill gins

A Scottish craft distiller has entered into the festive spirit by launching 12 unique gins for each day of Christmas this year.

The new recipes from Eden Mill Distillery of St Andrews include Full Proof Navy Strength, Chilli & Ginger, Blueberry & Vanilla, Eldeberry & Lemongrass, Rosemary, Mulled Gin and Cinnamon.

Eden Mill’s existing range includes Eden Mill Original Gin, with botanicals such as sea buckthorn berries, lemon balm and citrus peel, plus Hop Gin, pink Love Gin and barrel-aged Oak Gin.

Eden Mill co-founder Paul Miller said: “Our distilling team asked gin lovers around the world via Twitter and Facebook and those who visited the distillery for recipe ideas for a Christmas seasonal gin.

“The response was incredible, with a wide array of suggestions, so we thought of offering a different gin experience for each day of the festive season.

“Our production team are passionate about crafting great spirits and because we make all of our gins by hand on our own site, using as many local botanicals as we can, they were really up for the challenge.

“Interest levels have been huge with mixologists as far afield as Hong Kong, Shanghai and Dubai offering mood-enhancing cocktail suggestions for each gin.”

In Scotland, leading bartender Scott Gemmell, of Glasgow-based consultancy and events company LA Group is producing a range of serve suggestions and cocktails for customers. This will lead to a unique sensory experience with each gin, each day of the holiday.

The 12 gins are available in 5cl and 10cl packs. They are now available online and form a key part of Eden Mill’s offering at its pop-up shop in St Andrews Square as part of Edinburgh’s Christmas.

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