Plans submitted for £4m Fife distillery and brewery

EDEN Mill has submitted plans for a new £4 million distillery and brewery to be based just metres from its current HQ in Guardbridge, Fife.

Sitting within the University of St Andrews’ new Eden Campus, the expansion project will include the refurbishment of former paper mill buildings to become Eden Mill’s new home. The work will allow the business to increase production, create more products and attract a greater number of tourists by doubling capacity for distillery tours.

The proposals include a café/bar, visitor’s centre, shop, presentation room and a VIP tasting area on the top floor of the distillery.

Paul Miller, co-founder of Eden Mill said, “With ambitions to grow the business, it’s the right time for Eden Mill to move forward with plans for a new distillery and brewery. We have always been pioneering, and this expansion can open the door to new product development and continued success.

“To stay competitive, the spirits industry in Scotland needs to embrace new ideas and experimentation while respecting its heritage and traditions, particularly with whisky. At this new site, Eden Mill will be in the perfect position to invest in new products and lead the way with innovation.

“We firmly believe that this development will greatly benefit the local area and the wider Scottish economy, which is always what we have set out to achieve as a business.”

Pending planning approval, Eden Mill aims to be on site by summer this year, with the buildings operational by autumn.