Ensuring Great Craft Soda Ideas
Can Always Be Created

Why are there not more craft soda brands when drinkers are increasingly seeking products that have provenance, craftsmanship and experimental flavours?

It’s because, when it comes to manufacturing, the small guys can’t find anyone to actually make it! If you’re feeling the pain of contract manufacturing, fear not, you are not alone! There are countless other small soft drink businesses facing the exact same challenge.

To solve this problem, we have launched The Start-Up Drinks Lab; a contract bottler that specialises in small soft drinks companies, ensuring great craft soda ideas can always be created!

Our Services


Hire our trial kitchen to test concepts and develop products. We love innovation and get super excited hearing all about your great ideas and how we, together, can revolutionise the craft soda market!

You are welcome to bring in your own food scientist or, if you need a suggestion, then just shout! We work with some of the UK’s leading food scientists.


We run batches from 500 Litres (that’s a fifth of the size of many other bottlers) because we are in this for the small producers. And as you grow, there is no limit with many of our customers running batches at 10,000 Litres.

We pasteurise, carbonate and can produce a wide variety of liquids ranging from still fruit juices through to heavily carbonated soft drinks.


We offer a variety of sizes of glass bottles and closure types (crown cap or screw top) along with the ability to apply body and neck labels. You’re product is going to look bl***y brilliant!

Although initially only bottling into glass, our ambitions don’t stop there as we plan to be able to offer you cans and plastic bottles in the near future.

Watch this space!


Many of our customers have fast growing businesses with a lot of repeat orders (happy days!) but only so much stock can fit in the garage!

We are delighted to offer storage facilities at our highly secure site where you can store your raw materials and/or finished drinks with regular access; removing at least one headache from servicing your increasing orders.

Our Location

You can find The Start-Up Drinks Lab at the following address:

Unit 5
Block D
Kelburn Business Park
Port Glasgow
PA14 6TD

Fancy Getting In Touch?

It can be about almost anything you like from wanting to create your own soda, to bottling with us or joining our team. You might even be one of those fine media folk who want to get in early and report on our craft soda revolution.

Whatever the reason, we’d love to hear from you so we have placed contact details below for the team:

New Customers

If you’re a new customer or have a media enquiry then you’ll want to speak to Hannah on hannah@startupdrinkslab.com

Join the Team

Looking to join our team or a supplier who can help to achieve our mission? Give Craig a shout on craig@startupdrinkslab.com

Other Enquiries

We’d still love to hear from you with any other general queries, so send us a message across to hello@startupdrinkslab.com

Want to be kept in the loop?

The craft soda world never really existed before but now it’s growing with exciting innovations happening all the time. We’d love to ensure you to stay in the know so if you leave your email, we’ll ensure you are kept up to date. And don’t worry, we hate spam too so it will only be interesting stories – we promise!