Eden Brewery boss Paul Miller is returning to one of his first loves, whisky, with the news that he is expanding his St Andrews brewery, after getting planning permission to build a new privately-funded distillery called Eden Mill.
It will produce a new single malt supplemented by a range of gins that will use botanicals grown in St Andrews Botanic Gardens and surrounding parts of Fife including Sea Buckthorn and Rowan berries.
Paul Miller the man behind the brewery and the new distillery, told DRAM, “It’s fantastic chaos here. We are still brewing, construction work is underway and we have tours going on too. But I have a passionate team and we are all pulling together.”
He continues, “We will be producing eight barrels of whisky a week much of which will be maturing in our own wee quarter casks. Originally we thought that our whisky business would mainly come from tourists, however many of our regular customers have already expressed a lot of interest in buying their own casks. Our blended malt will be matured and bottled here in barrels that I have selected with the help of some industry experts, and we have got some great barrels.”
But the first spirit to be distilled will be gin. Says Paul, “We will be producing small batch gins and seasonal gins too, including one matured in whisky oak barrels.” The site will also host the ‘Gin Experience’ for visitors. Says Paul, “Our brewery tours are already very highly rated on Tripadvisor because we make them very personal, and with the Gin Experience we will have Gintime every day for visitors and we will showcase the World of Gin with some great Scottish Gins on offer. We really will be offering everything under one roof.”