Small Batch Bottling

After your trial production is complete, we can progress to small batch bottling (or small scale bottling). In trial production, we captured many learnings and made refinements about how your drink(s) react on a bottling line. Many larger, commercial contract manufacturers prefer to take on clients once these initial creases have been ironed out and you are confident/can afford their larger production volumes. So small batch bottling with The Start-Up Drinks Lab is the perfect stepping stone before moving to larger production amounts.

Small batch bottling includes:

  • Soft drinks
  • Bottled cocktails
  • Ready to drinks (RTDs)
  • Spirits bottling
A staff member of The Start Up Drinks lab helps with the bottling process

Spirits Bottling

We are proud to bottle some of the UK’s most loved craft spirit brands. The production flexibility across our team’s skills and their equipment allows us to handle your beloved spirit in the manner you require including bottling straight in to bottle; cutting the spirit to the ABV required; following your recipe to create an RTD or adding essences to create a flavoured spirit.

We have a bonded warehouse so your spirit can arrive into our facility with duty suspended and can be received in IBC’s or 25 Litre tubs. Our spirit bottling deliverables include bottling, corking, labelling, boxing and palletising.

We work with businesses across the UK as well as Ireland & Europe.

Your bridge to larger contract manufacturers

You should look to use our facility as a bridge between trial production runs and moving to the commercial, larger contract manufacturers. The advantage of the larger contract manufacturers is that they specialise in this service, as opposed to the innovation stage. Therefore you can increase your margins if you can commit to higher volume sized batches with a robust, “tried and tested” manufacturing method.

The Start Up Drinks lab bottling plant, a tidy and organised factory space.


But it’s not over yet….

Many clients use our facility post trial day to keep producing multiple smaller batches while they build up customer demand to warrant these larger batches. While we are not the long term solution given our fees, we do offer more favourable commercial terms once the trial day is past; double the volume per day for a lesser fee.

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