St Andrews-based Eden Mill has revealed its new blended malt Scotch whisky, The Guard Bridge.
With a natural colour and non-chill filtered, The Guard Bridge blends Eden Mill Single Malt with a selection of other single malts from the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland.
These have been sourced and nurtured by Eden Mill’s Head Distiller, Scott Ferguson, who said: “Our Blended Malt features the delicate, grassy and floral flavour characteristics of the Lowland single malts, combined with the robust, barley-sweet and dried fruit notes of the Highland single malts, to create a whisky that showcases the best of both regions.
“This Blended Malt contains at least ten single malts from across Scotland – one of which has been aged for over eight years – blended and married together and finished in ex-Eden Mill single malt casks – specifically ex-bourbon casks – to create an exciting, versatile new whisky of which we are incredibly proud.”
The new whisky’s name is inspired by the original 15th century six-arched Guard Bridge that connected St Andrews with its old trading port of Guardbridge. The design of the packaging, with its shades of blue and teal, is inspired by the tidal ebb and flow of the Eden Estuary – the site of Eden Mill’s new distillery and visitor centre where it will continue to produce its own single malts and premium gins.
The cut down at the centre of the bottle label reflects the path of the River Eden as it winds its way through Fife past Guardbridge and onto St Andrews.
All of The Guard Bridge packaging, excluding the cork, is sourced in the UK. The label can be recycled with the bottle, and the foil on both the label and carton is fully recyclable.
Scott added: “Our Eden Mill Single Malt is very scarce – from the stock we distilled and laid down in our original distillery, there are now fewer than 400 casks remaining. By using this precious liquid in The Guard Bridge Blended Malt, we are able to bring a taste of Eden Mill to whisky lovers all over the world.”
The Guard Bridge (70cl, ABV 46%) is available from edenmill.com.