Are you camp red wine or white wine all the way? Perhaps you like both? Or do you prefer a gin instead? Whatever your preference, we have some exciting news for you from St Andrews.
Eden Mill’s expert senior distilling team, Scott Ferguson and Andrew Walker. have handcrafted two new limited edition gins; ‘Red Wine Cask-Aged Gin’ and ‘White Wine Cask-Aged Gin’
The two new gins join Oak Old Tom Gin in the collection of contemporary expressions, which launched in early 2021 winning Silver at the London Spirit Awards in April of this year. The Distiller’s Choice Collection takes Eden Mill back to their craft roots celebrating the best of historic and modern distilling techniques in small batches; the series has been created for gin connoisseurs around the world to enjoy a rich and luxurious taste of St Andrews.
The Red and White Wine Cask-Aged Gins both started out as Eden Mill Original Gin and were then aged in two different casks, imparting unique flavours in both gins due to the individual ageing process of each cask. Ultimately the cask ageing process has created two completely inimitable and one-of-a-kind liquids.
Eden Mill head distiller Scott Ferguson said: “As Scotland’s first single-site brewery and distillery, we’ve been marrying techniques and experimenting with new flavours since day one. We first brought our fascination for oak from producing whisky together with gin when we created Eden Mill’s Oak Gin in 2015. By experimenting with cask-ageing and also adding oak chips, we found a beautiful way of giving gin a boost of flavour at speed.’
Scott continued: “With the Red and White Wine Cask Aged expressions, the gins were only extracted from their cask at the point we were confident the perfect flavour, colour and wine character had been added to the gin without extracting too many overpowering flavours from the wood of the cask itself.’
Scott’s White Wine Cask-Aged Gin compliments his preference for citrusy, fruity gins, and botanicals: “Ageing this gin for 15 months in a White Burgundy Wine Cask has given it fresh tropical peach and apricot flavours, the perfect flavour complement to citrus-forward gin.”
You can browse the Distiller’s Choice Gin collection and buy a bottle from the Eden Mill online shop for £40.