Eden Mill has announced further expansion plans following the acquisition of Eden River Brewery in Penrith, Cumbria.

The Scottish single site brewery and distillery plans to use the new site to enable it to bottle and can some of its products in the North of England, which will also allow for quicker and smoother distribution.

Eden River Brewery has a bottling plant near Penrith and will increase production by an equivalent of 50,000 nine-litre cases per year, which will more than double Eden Mills’ own current capacity and will create 12 more jobs at the plant.

Paul Miller, Co-Founder of Eden Mill said: “Thanks to a growth trend amongst our customer base and our ongoing partnership with big retailers such as, Aldi, Tesco and Sainsbury’s, our acquisition of Eden River Brewery will allow us to drastically increase our production on many of our products.”

He added: “Eden River Brewery is highly complementary to our business and we share commonalities in products and approach, making us hugely excited about our combined potential.”

Eden Mill will continue to distil its gin and whisky and brew its beer at its home in St Andrews.

Miller continued:“Like Eden Mill, our company is very hands on and we are invested in making sure we are part of perfecting our products from conception to consumption. Everyone here at Eden River is looking forward to a positive and prosperous new year.”