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Beer at the Biscuit Factory

The Biscuit Factory Beverage Festival 2024 proudly announces the final list of drinks exhibitors plus a compelling schedule of tastings and master classes for April 19th and 20th.

The Biscuit Factory has collaborated with some of the finest makers and distributors of exceptional beer and cider, boutique spirits, fine wines, and quality beverages of all types to bring a new beverage festival to Leith, Edinburgh.

Hosted over three sessions on Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th of April 2024, The Biscuit Factory Beverage Festival will feature over 50 exhibitors (see list below)

Tickets for the Biscuit Factory Beverage Festival are on sale to people 18 years and older at for £16.00 per session which includes an eco-cup for sampling and

purchasing drinks and two drinks tokens for attendees to redeem from the exhibitors.

A series of masterclasses and tastings will take place throughout the two-day festival and will

feature guest speakers and Meet the Maker sessions from the following:

  • Friday 19th of April at 6 pm - Springbank Distillery Cage Bottling tasting with Spirit of Caledonia

  • Friday 19th of April at 7 pm - The History of Leith Whisky with Bonnigton Distillery and Kask Whisky

  • Friday 19th of April at 8 pm and Saturday the 20th of April at 8 pm - An Introduction to Alternate End Beer Co. of Aberdeen Township, New Jersey

  • Saturday the 20th of April at 1 pm - Antique, Old & Rare Scotch Grain Whiskies with Spirit of Caledonia

  • Saturday the 20th of April at 3 pm Thompson Bros X Campervan Hauf & Hauf whisky and beer tasting

  • Saturday the 20th of April at 6 pm - Stunning Sherries & Sherry Cask Whisky with Great Grog & Old Perth Whisky

Fiona Hamilton, Managing Director of The Biscuit Factory said:

“For the past 5 years The Biscuit Factory has been an incubator for small businesses and startups with many of these going on to become institutions of Edinburgh such as The Bearded Baker, Hemp Eyewear, Williams and Johnson, Lethal Hot Sauces, and Superoni. The same ethos drives the Biscuit Factory Beverage Festival and we are pleased to work with this exciting range of drinks producers from all over the UK and further afield, by showcasing them to the Edinburgh public on the 19th and 20th of April.”

The Biscuit Factory Beverage Festival will be hosted over three ticketed sessions on:

- Friday evening 19th of April starting at 18:00

- Saturday daytime 20th of April starting at 13:00

- Saturday evening 20th of April starting at 18:00

Drinks will be available to purchase directly from the producer and many of the exhibitors will

have bottles and cans for attendees to purchase as gifts or to enjoy at home.

Talented DJs from Marinello Studios will provide entertainment and there will also be retro drinking games.

The bar and entertainment will run until late Friday and Saturday night. Tickets can be purchased from the Biscuit Factory website.

List of exhibitors

Alternate Ending Brewing Co.

Barney’s Beer

Bittersweet Cocktails

Bonnington Distillery

Blind Summit Whisky



Campervan Brewery

Cloudwater Brewery

Crabbies Whisky

Copper Rivet Distillery

Crafty Distillery

Dead End Brew Machine

Dornoch Distillery

Edinburgh Cider Co.

Farm Yard Beer

Fyne Ales

Fragrant Drops

Great Grog

Glengoyne Distillery

Hackney Church Beer Co.

Holy Goat Brewing

Holyrood Distillery

Lady of the Glen

Lind & Lime Gin

Lindores Abbey Distillery

Morrison Distillers

Neptune Brewery

Ninefold Distillery

Old Poison Distillery

Orbit Beers

Overtone Brewery

Pilot Brewery

Pintail Wines & Spirits

Port of Leith Distillery


Precision Spirits

Pretty Decent Beer Co

Raasay Distillery

Rutland Square Gin

Simple Things Fermentations

Smokehead Whisky

Spirit of Caledonia

Stravaig Spirits

Tamdhu Distillery

The Three Legs Brewing Co.

Tempest Brewery

Thompson Bros. Whisky

Two By Two Brewery

Walkie Talky Brewing Co.

Woven Whisky

Woodrow’s of Edinburgh

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