Summerhall Drinks Lab
Gin Cruises

What you get

Drinks Lab Gin Cruises are a unique way of sampling some of Scotland's best gins, while cruising leisurely down the Union Canal in Edinburgh.

Departing from the Fountainbridge area, over two hours you'll receive five gins, each served as a neat taster then as part of a mixed drink or cocktail, with some tasty nibbles halfway through to keep you going. You'll also learn about each gin as you try then, from production to botanicals, and some fascinating gin history throughout, all for just £39.50pp.

Please note that cruises only run on selected dates through the year. Keep scrolling to find our calendar of available dates. We can also cater for private groups of 16 or more, click here for more info.


To book...

Select Drinks Lab Gin Cruise, choose your number of tickets required, then select a date and time from the calendar. If the date isn't highlighted, we're not running a cruise event that day.

If you're using a gift voucher, please ensure you are adding the correct number of tickets. Most gift vouchers are only valid for one guest, please check if you have more than one voucher code!

Reviews & testimonials

Here's what our customers have been saying:

Just been on our 2nd gin cruise and it is a great afternoon out. Lovely gins to sample, and very knowledgeable and friendly guys to explain the whole experience. Plus it's something different to try gin and have a laugh with friends while on a barge! Give it a try 🍸👍.

Morag Fraser Gin Cruise

Jamie went beyond expectations! The curated selection of Gin was incredible, the Gin cocktails we made were delicious, fresh and pure fireworks for our our tastebuds. The labs atmosphere fit perfectly with the venue name, Summerhall Drinks Lab, the set up and cocktail making techniques. Jamie made us feel welcome and brought across his passion for Gin and cocktail making. Would definitely come back, highly recommended!!!!

Fabienne Gin & Chocolate Tasting

Such a great and well organized event! Nice atmosphere, amazing people , tasty food and gins of course! Definitely I will be back next year! :D :D

Justyna Trzybińska Juniper Festival 2018

Absolutely superb beer tasting session with Jamie! Such a fantastic informal event, lots of knowledge if you want it but equally as laid back if you just want to drink some new beers and chat about them! Young and exciting company - get down and support!

Stewart Fotheringham Private Beer Tasting

This was a fantastic hour and a half! Jamie is very knowledgeable and makes everyone feel comfortable asking questions and expressing their own opinions. He is clearly an expert, but is very approachable and made everyone laugh in the process. I learned a lot about the sensory process of cocktail making/tasting. There are a fun variety of drinks, and the lab-like setting brought joy to everyone. Would highly recommend!

Mackenzie Gin & Chocolate Tasting

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Where to Find Us

Summerhall Drinks Lab
1 Summerhall

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