You'll be greeted at the Drinks Lab with a welcome drink, before enjoying three mini gin cocktails, each with a neat sample of Scottish craft gin, and paired with a different chocolate. You'll then get the opportunity to shake up your own cocktail to finish, all while learning about the fascinating history of gin, from its early origins to the current boom in the industry. Tastings will last for an hour and a half, and are strictly for guests aged 18 or over.
We are the Summerhall Drinks Lab - owner Jamie and Chief Botanist Greg - a dedicated space for Drinks Education in Edinburgh. We provide fun, interactive tasting events for the public or for private groups, using local spirits and chocolate. Jamie is an experienced host of hundreds of tasting events over the last six years, ranging from two to 100+ guests at a time, and opened the Drinks Lab in 2018 to share his passion. Jamie's physics background and love of the drinks industry gives him a fantastic insight into the science behind the drinks you love. Greg, a graduate of Plant Science, is our botanical expert and has been hosting tasting events for the Drinks Lab since the start of the year. and combines his studies with his previous experience in hospitality to provide beautiful drinks, and a fascinating and informative experience
A welcome drink on arrival, three mini gin cocktails paired with chocolate, and a full sized gin cocktail to finish.
The event will take place in the Summerhall Drinks Lab, a dedicated tasting room in the south side of Edinburgh; a twenty minute walk or a short cab ride from the city centre. We're also in the same complex as other great attractions such as Locked In Edinburgh, Black Axe Throwing Co, Pickering's Gin distillery and Barney's brewery.
This experience is for gin tasting, so please don't take the car if you want to enjoy the cocktails! Non-alcoholic alternatives can be arranged with prior notice.