These tastings are free, relaxed events based in the front of the shop – no tickets or reservations are required.

Just pop in whilst the tasting is on (usually 4-7pm) and enjoy a sample of whatever delightful beverages are open that day.

We love the atmosphere of having extra people pop in the shop & having bottles open to taste & discuss with each other.



Akashi Tai Sake – Tuesday 11th June 5 – 7pm

Miho from Akashi Tai Sake in Japan is in town, so we have a rare opportunity to taste & learn all about sake! 

Discover everything you ever wanted to know & more about Sake. Learn about the cultivation & fermentation process & how different strains create different taste & aroma profiles, as well as the importance of polishing rice.

Located on the coast in South West Japan the Akashi Sake brewery has been family owned for four generations and in production since 1856. 

This will be a fascinating evening so pop in for a chat & a taste.

Overtone Brewery – Friday 21st June 4-7pm

A firm favourite with staff & regulars alike, we love welcoming the guys from Overtone in store to try all the new brews. 

Downpour Gin – Saturday 22nd June 3-6pm

Enjoy a sample of the three flavours from Downpour gin & hear the remote island distilleries story:

Coast & Croft 

Scottish Dry

Pink Grapefruit 

Bellfield Brewery – Friday 5th July 4-7pm

Try some delicious beers from this Edinburgh gluten free brewery. This was a very popular one last year!

Swannay Brewery – Saturday 27th July 3-6pm


9th of November

Marchmont St Giles Church