Gin Cruises

Join us on board the Lochrin Belle for regular gin tastings up and down the Union Canal, where we'll sample five beautiful gins, each as a neat sample and as part of a mixed drink or cocktail.

Cruises run March — November, click below to check out our calendar. Gift vouchers are also available – the perfect gift for the gin lover in your life!

We can also cater for private events for 16-28 guests on the canal, or for groups up to 16 in the Drinks Lab. Click below for more details.



Our cruise events will run on selected dates from March to November — Click on the Drinks Lab Gin Cruise section of the booking app below to reveal the calendar. If you don't see your preferred date, we will not be running cruise events, as these are subject to the availability of the canal boat.

Cruises will last for two hours, beginning and ending at Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, and consist of:

Five Gins

  • Sample gins from around Scotland or the rest of the world
  • Each cruise will have a different selection of gins, perfect for returning visitors!


  • Each gin will be served as part of a mixed drink or cocktail
  • Learn different ways to enjoy gin other than a simple G&T!


  • Learn all about the fascinating history of gin
  • Discuss botanicals, garnishes, cocktails and much more!

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