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Eden Mill to bring Blendworks Gin School to Edinburgh

Award-winning distillers Eden Mill are inviting gin enthusiasts to their Blendworks school in Edinburgh this August and September.

Published: August 27, 2021
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For the first time, the Eden Mill Blendworks experience arrives in the capital, to be enjoyed alongside views of Edinburgh Castle from the Heights Suite of Apex Grassmarket Hotel.

Blendworks offers gin lovers the chance to create their own gin-based spirit.

The experience, which lasts for 90 minutes is a multi-sensory journey into the world of blending.

Guests will first be taught the science and history behind gin while enjoying a perfect serve of one of Eden Mill popular gins, followed by a tasting session to explore the different botanicals and flavour profiles found in the spirit.

Attendees are then invited to select their own botanicals as a group to create their own bespoke blend.

Once they have named their spirit and labelled their own bottle, guests can take their bottles home to enjoy and they receive a special code, which enables them to recreate their own spirit at any stage.

Adam McArtney, Retail and Events Manager at Eden Mill said: “It’s great to bring the Eden Mill Blendworks experience to Edinburgh for the first time and to such a brilliant venue at the Apex Grassmarket Hotel.

"This bespoke experience is not only a fun day out but a brilliant introduction into the flavours of botanicals for gin enthusiasts who are looking to expand their knowledge and create their own special spirit to take home, perfectly matched to their tastes.

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“This is the first of Eden Mill’s Blendworks on Tour sites, we hope to bring them to Dundee and St. Andrews this autumn too, so local fans should keep an eye on our social media for more information.

"It’s also a taste of what’s to come from our new carbon neutral distillery which is currently being built near St. Andrews, where guests will be able to enjoy the Blendworks experience from our very own Garden of Eden; a room at the distillery using bioponics, vertical farming techniques and LED lights to grow any of the more exotic botanicals we can’t source locally."

The Eden Mill Blendworks experience takes place at Heights Suite of Apex Grassmarket Hotel on the 28 August and 25 September 2021 at 12 and 3:30pm.

Tickets cost £55pp and are being sold in groups of two to six people.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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