Summerhall Drinks Lab is situated in the heart of Scotland’s capital, just off the famous Meadows, in the old Edinburgh Vet School. The building is now one of the city’s most vibrant cultural hubs and inspired the lab elements featured in our interactive tasting experiences.
Join us for a guide through some of Scotland’s most delicious spirits accompanied by specially curated pairings or cocktails. Choose from our most popular tastings - Rum & Doughnuts, Gin & Cocktails, Whisky & Vegan Cheese - or get in touch to arrange a private or group tasting tailored to your taste.
Our tastings are designed to be a fun, interactive experience and usually run between 1-2 hours. They include a welcome drink, a chance to shake up your own cocktail and 3 samples of your chosen spirit. All samples come in 50ml glass bottles so that you can take home anything you don’t drink on the day!
Your guide will lead you through the history behind the brands as well as teaching you a little about how you can make your own pairings at home. You’ll leave with new knowledge, stories, and a little bit of a tipsy spring in your step (though we also have non-alcoholic options available for those who wish!).
Most of our tastings feature brands from all across the country so that you can experience everything Scotland has to offer without leaving the city centre. If you’re looking for something a little bit different, we can also introduce you to some wonderful companies from around the world. We’re always discovering new and exciting bottles to add to our ever growing collection.
Our talented team of bartenders and mixologists are constantly creating exciting new flavour combinations, making each tasting truly unique. We partner with some incredible local, sustainable businesses to provide our pairing options - giving you the most authentic experience of our beautiful city.
We’re a small company with big values (and a very cute office dog) who put a lot of passion and joy into everything we do. We believe we have a really special and unique take that differs from your usual tasting experiences and we’d love to have you join us the next time you’re in Edinburgh.