The clear spirit is proving popular with distillers because it is quicker and easier to make

This article titled “Scottish spirits are soaring (but it’s gin, not whisky)” was written by Rob Walker, for The Observer on Sunday 11th December 2016 00.05 UTC

A couple of miles outside St Andrews, the Eden Mill whisky distillery has been part of the Fife landscape for more than 200 years. It was founded by the Haig family and the whisky still bears their name. After 50 years, though, the distillery was shut down and converted into a paper mill.

And so it remained until 2012, when Fife businessman Paul Miller decided to return the site to its former glory. His small team of distillers are now famous locally for their pale, chocolate and crystal malt whiskies – which are matured for several years in wooden casks before they are ready to drink.

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