WHISKY has been distilled in St Andrews for the first time in nearly 160 years.

The Eden Mill distillery marked the long-awaited return with the release of 3800 20cl bottles as part of its Hip Flask Series.

The distillery stands on the site of the old Seggie Distillery, which was owned by the Haig family and closed in 1860.

Paul Miller, co-founder of Eden Mill, said: “St Andrews has a rich history when it comes to whisky, and now we’re picking it up where it left off.

“Each expression in the Hip Flask Series contains liquid matured in what we call ‘honey casks’ – first-fill and virgin oak casks that we’ve hand-selected from all around the world, from Speyside to Spain.

“What people are tasting now is the start of a journey that will see the Eden Mill single malt evolve over ten, twenty, thirty years.

“The passion of our small team of distillers is evident in every drop of liquid we have released, and we can’t wait to share it with the world.”