REVIEW: Eden Mill Candy Cane Gin

This bottle of Candy Cane Christmas Gin could be the perfect gift for a gin enthusiast this Christmas. Show your love and consideration to your loved ones with this eye-catching bottle of tasty gin. 

If you would like to win a bottle for yourself, head over to our Competitions Page until November 21 2018.

A little bit of background

The Eden Mill story has Scotland at the heart of a global gin movement with their only distillery and brewery site being located in St Andrews. Yet, the Eden Mill spirit is created using a wide range of flavours from botanicals sourced from both the local area of St Andrews and from around the world.

Apart from their award winning Original Gin, The Eden Mill Candy Cane Christmas Gin is part of the distillers’ tribute to the festive season with their brand new 12 Gins Of Christmas. They do that by combining the honoured traditional methods embedded in their brand with applied modern techniques.

The result is a truly innovative creation such as this Candy Cane Christmas Gin. Its ingredients consist of juniper resin, hints of peppermint flavour as well as berry fruits.

The bottle

If you (like us) have been a gin enthusiast for a while you will know that Eden Mill gins tend to come in a 50 cl bottle with a wire bail lid. Oh and you can’t really see their content.

Well the distillers have taken a turn away from the signature packaging this time.

The red colour of this gin screams Christmas and what a better way to showcase that than with a 70 cl glass bottle. The Eden Mill branding is still there, only slightly different to satisfy the festive theme.

The Gin


At first this gin can be very fruity on the nose and that’s definitely the hints of berries coming through. However, as the scent goes further up the nostrils the peppermint becomes rather prominent, giving off a refreshing hint.


The glass bottle packaging leaves little to the imagination in terms of the colour of this gin. The Christmas red is a result of a bilberry and hibiscus combo.

To taste, it is sweet on the palate leading to a warmer, rich, minty character with hints of light berry fruits. The zesty peppery finish is unexpected, given that the name Candy Cane brings sweetness and, well, all things sugar in mind.

Lasting impressions

Eden Mill Candy Cane gin definitely adheres to the playfulness of Christmas and candy cane. Even though the packaging gives away too much at first, the gin has definitely an unexpected twist to the taste.

However, the peppermint-y flavour is subtle enough to keep you wanting more, especially when served with a premium tonic and berries for garnish.

If you think you know someone who would appreciate this festive gem (or if that someone is you) it is available on the Eden Mill website for £32.50.

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Carla Nearchou