Gin and whisky producer Eden Mills has been given the green light for what could be one the world’s first carbon-neutral distilleries have been given the green light.
Located in St Andrews, Scotland, planning permission has been granted for a new distillery and visitor centre in the area.
As a result, a 50-year land lease has been signed with the University of St Andrews, with the new building to be constructed on its Eden Campus.
This will provide a base for zero-carbon, sustainable businesses.
Commenting on the plans, Eden Mill’s chairwoman of the board of directors, Stella Morse said the firm is “delighted” to be granted permission for the new venture and to have signed the lease for the new distillery.
“We’re pleased to have worked in partnership with the University of St Andrews to secure planning permission for what will become one of Scotland’s future iconic distilleries,” she said.
“Our values and ambition regarding sustainability are closely aligned and we look forward to opening the distillery to visitors from across the globe in 2023.”
Eden Mill founder and managing director Paul Miller added: “The vision for the Eden Mill distillery has been closely developed with the University of St Andrews.
“Its fabulous location at the mouth of the River Eden meets the romantic requirements for single malt Scotch whisky, while the strictly sustainable nature of our new distillery and the environmentally innovative surroundings of the campus are perfect for our progressive brand.”