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Eden Mill Distillery Offers Whisky & Gin Flights At Old Course Hotel In St. Andrews

The Eden Mill Single Malt Flight. Credit: Julie Howden

Exclusive, AA five-star resort, the Old Course Hotel in St. Andrews, is teaming up with independent distiller Eden Mill to offer premium gin and single malt scotch whisky flights. 

Eden Mill Distillery was established in 2012 on the banks of the Eden Estuary and has since been distilling premium gins and single malt scotch whisky. Upon its founding, the distillery became the first to make spirits in the region for over 150 years. Today, the building of a new, innovative, and sustainable Eden Mill Distillery is underway. 

In celebration of this new era, the brand is bringing a curated selection of its spirits to guests at the Old Course Hotel

Eden Mill at the Old Course Hotel 

The whisky and gin experiences will be enjoyed on the fourth floor of the luxury hotel in a private tasting room overlooking the 17th green on the golf course. Guests will experience a guided tasting of Eden Mill’s gins or whiskies, with brand ambassadors on hand to offer insight into the making of the spirits. 

Eden Mill Single Malt Flight (£40) 

The Single Malt Flight consists of five drams that explore Eden Mill’s core range, as well as a mystery dram. The distillery is noted for its distinctive Lowland style, as well as its exploration into cask finishes such as sherry. 

Guests will sample a whisky highball containing The Guard Bridge Blended Malt Scotch, as an introduction to the brand’s house style Then, the tasting will move onto the Bourbon and Sherry flagships, before sampling the ex-Cognac matured 2023 Art of St Andrews expression. 

The guided tasting will include discussions on maturation and cask-finishing practices, allowing guests to compare and contrast the whiskies with other whisky fans and experts. 

Coastal Gin Flight (£28)

Guests will sample three of the brand’s botanical gins. Credit: Julie Howden

Eden Mill Distillery also produces delicious botanical gins. According to the press release: “Guests will explore how each gin takes inspiration from the iconic Fife coastline, which influenced the brand’s origin story, as well as learning about key coastal botanicals – many of which are sourced local to St. Andrews.

The core gin expressions include Original Gin, Love Gin, and Golf Gin. Guests will sample each gin with a specially selected tonic, as well as neat if they wish, before choosing their favorite and being taught by Brand Ambassadors how to create “the perfect serve”. 

Also included in the experience is an exclusive sample of an as-yet-unreleased product that “adds a sweet and smoky taste profile to Eden Mill Gin.” 

A Home In St. Andrews 

Commenting on the collaboration on the shores of St. Andrews, Head of Marketing at Eden  Mill, Hannah Ingram, said: “St Andrews is our home – and we’re immensely proud of where we’re from – so it made absolute sense to collaborate with the iconic Old Course Hotel, a world-renowned destination for luxury experiences. 

“We want to provide an unforgettable showcase for locals and visitors alike, educating gin lovers on locally-sourced botanicals and how to serve their favourite gin, as well as presenting our wonderful range of single malts to whisky fans. The experience will tell the Eden Mill story so far, and announce our very exciting plans for the future!” 

St. Andrews is a small town located on Scotland’s east coast. The town is famous for its prestigious university, as well as being the home of UK golf. 

Tickets for the gin and whisky experiences can be purchased via the Eden Mill website.

Beth Squires

Beth joined Mark Littler Ltd full-time in October 2020 following the completion of her university degree. Since then she has gained wide-ranging knowledge of all things whisk(e)y, and has written extensively for both company and external publications. Beth is passionate about industry innovation, marketing, and sustainability. With a particular affinity for independently bottled rare scotch, Beth is also a whisky bottle investment specialist.

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