Who Are We?
The Start-Up Drinks Lab is an exciting, mould-breaking business that launched June 2018. Based just outside of Glasgow, we are small batch bottling facility producing craft sodas, mixers, RTDs, beers and ciders for brands all around the UK.
We are here to ensure all great craft drink ideas can make it to market. We offer help at all stages along the way, from concept through to shelf. Our services include recipe development, branding and small batching bottling.
Why We Started
The Start-Up Drinks Lab was created to solve the problem faced by the hundreds of small, craft drink producers that exist throughout the UK and into Europe. Given their smaller volumes, they find it incredibly difficult to find a 3rd party manufacturer who can accept their lower volume runs. We, the 2 founders of The Lab, also have our own individual craft soda businesses; so, we can relate to this challenge and feel passionately about solving it. Hence, The Lab was born!
How It All Began
Watch this quick film to find out how and why The Start-Up Drinks Lab started.
Thanks to our friends at HMRC, we also have a compounding license. This means we can do small batch bottling for alcoholic drinks including RTDs (Ready to Drink), Beer and Cider.