Eden Mill has introduced an innovative blended Scotch whisky, skillfully merging their renowned single malt with no less than ten other single malts originating from both the Highlands and Lowlands regions of Scotland.
Named 'The Guard Bridge,' this whisky draws its inspiration from the historic 15th-century structure that linked St Andrews with the erstwhile trading hub of Guardbridge. The creation of this blend is a testament to Eden Mill's commitment to crafting distinctive and exciting spirits.
Scott Ferguson, the Head Distiller at Eden Mill, expressed his enthusiasm for the final product, describing it as an "exciting and versatile" addition to their portfolio that fills his team with immense pride. He emphasized the meticulous selection of single malts, each contributing diverse yet harmonious flavors to the blend.
Ferguson elaborated on the distinctive character of 'The Guard Bridge,' noting that it marries the delicate, grassy, and floral notes typical of Lowland single malts with the robust, barley-sweet, and dried fruit nuances characteristic of Highland single malts. This fusion results in a whisky that artfully showcases the finest qualities of both regions. The blend encompasses single malts from various parts of Scotland, including one aged for over eight years, which are carefully combined and harmonized before undergoing a finishing period in ex-Eden Mill single malt casks.
Given the scarcity of Eden Mill's original single malt stock, initially introduced in 2018, Ferguson highlighted the brand's commitment to sharing the essence of Eden Mill with whisky enthusiasts worldwide. He noted that fewer than 400 casks remain from their original distillery stock, making the inclusion of this precious liquid in 'The Guard Bridge' blended malt a meaningful way to extend the brand's reach.
Accompanying the release of this blended malt are a series of recommended serves, ranging from classic highballs to more adventurous cocktails. One standout creation is a unique twist on the classic whisky sour, featuring the delightful addition of banana syrup.
The packaging of 'The Guard Bridge' is a visual ode to the ebb and flow of the Eden Estuary, the site of Eden Mill's new distillery and visitor center. In line with the brand's commitment to sustainability, the packaging is sourced entirely within the UK and is fully recyclable, with the exception of the cork.
About Eden Mill
Eden Mill, nestled in the scenic landscapes of Scotland, is a distinguished distillery that has carved a niche for itself in the world of spirits. Established in the historic town of St. Andrews, Eden Mill boasts a rich heritage dating back to the 19th century. Over the years, it has evolved into a dynamic and innovative distillery, known for its commitment to quality and craftsmanship.
At the heart of Eden Mill's offerings lies their exceptional single malt whisky, a testament to their dedication to producing premium spirits. The distillery's single malt whisky is celebrated for its nuanced flavors, often characterized by the delicate, grassy, and floral notes synonymous with the Lowland region of Scotland. Eden Mill's mastery in crafting this fine spirit reflects their reverence for tradition and their desire to offer whisky enthusiasts a taste of the authentic Scottish terroir.
In addition to their single malt expressions, Eden Mill is known for its ventures into blended Scotch whisky, where they explore the diverse flavors of both the Highlands and Lowlands. 'The Guard Bridge,' a recent addition to their portfolio, exemplifies their innovative spirit, blending single malts from various regions to create a whisky that beautifully marries the distinctive characteristics of each.
Eden Mill's commitment to sustainability is evident not only in their craft but also in their packaging. They prioritize eco-friendly solutions, and much of their packaging is sourced locally in the UK, ensuring it is fully recyclable. This ethos aligns with their vision of preserving the natural beauty of the Scottish landscapes that inspire their creations.
Visiting Eden Mill's distillery and visitor center offers a captivating experience for enthusiasts and connoisseurs. It provides a glimpse into the meticulous art of whisky-making, from the fermentation and distillation processes to the aging of their spirits. With their commitment to tradition and innovation, Eden Mill continues to be a cherished name in the world of Scottish whisky, offering a taste of Scotland's rich heritage and the promise of exciting new expressions.