Eden Mill whisky breaks record at auction – Scotch Whisky News

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Eden Mill whisky breaks record at auction

Single malt whisky from Eden Mill distillery in St Andrews has fetched a record-breaking price at auction for the first release from a distillery.

Bottle number 1 of 300 from the Limited Release First Bottling, the first drops of whisky to be distilled and bottled in St Andrews for nearly 160 years, achieved a record sale of £7,100 through Whisky Auctioneer.

With a number of bottles gifted to long-standing Eden Mill employees and auctioned, there are now only 100 of the Limited Release remaining which go on general sale today, each priced at £500. Those interested in purchasing a bottle are invited to register their interest by emailing casks@edenmill.com.

Paul Miller, co-founder of Eden Mill, said: “This auction has given whisky enthusiasts the chance to own a piece of history. For our first ever single malt whisky to be rewarded with the prestige of a world record sale is the pinnacle of what has been a journey filled with experimentation and passion, fuelled by the entire Eden Mill team’s tireless pursuit of bringing whisky distilling back to the region.

“The Limited Release offers whisky connoisseurs the chance to secure historic bottles containing the first drops of spirit distilled in St Andrews since the Seggie Distillery closed in 1860.

“The whisky is a marriage of spirit matured in American and French Virgin Oak quarter casks and an ex Pedro Ximénez sherry hogshead since 2014, and we’re hugely proud of it. The liquid has been captured in bespoke bottles designed in Italy and blown in Croatia, and oak boxes handcrafted and engraved in Scotland with each bottle and box individually numbered.”

Sean McGlone, managing director of Whisky Auctioneer, said: “We were absolutely delighted here at Whisky Auctioneer to have been involved in the sale of the first bottling of Eden Mill Single Malt whisky. As an auctioneer, the only thing that excites us as much as old whisky, is a brand new one.

“It’s great to see new distilleries not just opening up across Scotland and contributing to our great industry, but also to see them doing such a great job. Eden Mill is a distillery with an already strong reputation and connection to a distilling heritage that we feel made their first bottles a perfect inclusion in our auctions.

“Whisky Auctioneer is dedicated to the provision of a first class service and expertise to our buyers and sellers, and we feel that this, coupled with the fantastic product Eden Mill have bottled, helped us achieve a record breaking sale for their first ten bottles of Single Malt.”

The launch follows the sell-out Hip Flask Series – a series of seven 20cl single malt whisky expressions released in April – which gave whisky fans the chance to sample the products of a range of experimental small-batch distilling methods.

To purchase one of only 100 remaining Eden Mill Limited Release (47%, £500/70cl) email casks@edenmill.com or visit www.edenmill.com/whisky.

About Eden Mill:

  • The site of Eden Mill’s proposed new distillery was once home to the Seggie Distillery and Brewery, founded by the Haig family in 1810. Until 1860, this site produced gin, whisky and beer.
  • In 2012, Eden Mill resurrected the brewing and spirits tradition with their own take on Scottish craft. They were Scotland’s first single site brewery and distillery – they benefit from the best of local water sources, regionally grown barley and a dynamic, international team with some of the best education and experience the world can offer.
  • Eden Mill produces the highest quality and most innovative gin, whisky and beer with a constant focus on pioneering new methods and product development. The team is at the forefront of experimental wood ageing and distillation methods to create the outstanding flavours found in their products.
  • Eden Mill is the official gin of Scottish Rugby, Celtic FC, Hibernian FC and Durham Cricket Club, and is the official co-sponsor of the Summer Nights music event in Glasgow.
  • Casks of Eden Mill whisky have sold for over £15,000 in aid of the Doddie Weir Foundation.
  • Eden Mill recently launched Blendworks at the Rusacks in St Andrews – a two hour session to learn all about gin before taking part in a unique opportunity to create a bespoke gin. www.edenmill.com/blendworks

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