Cardiff's Lab 22 launches RTD cocktail brand

Millie Milliken

Millie Milliken

14 October 2020

The Lab Bottling Company is a new range of RTD cocktails from the Welsh bar, featuring twists on the classics

Adapting to the current operating climate caused by Covid-19, Lab 22 (winner of Imbibe's 2019 Themed List of the Year) has created the range to optimise sales while the 10pm curfew on hospitality is still in place. 

Lab Bottling Company comprises a collection of four signature twists on classic cocktails, served in 500ml bottles, made in house and bottled and labelled by hand. Each drink has been diluted using a variety of teas, meaning that they are ready for consumers to enjoy straight from the bottle. The team has also collaborated with local independent businesses, such as Cardiff tea house Waterloo Tea, to make their cocktails and support local businesses.

'Just like everyone else, we have had to adapt the way we operate in the current climate,' Alex Mills, Lab 22 manager. 'As people can't enjoy our cocktails in our venue for as long as they used to, we wanted to be able to bring Lab to their living rooms! We think that, given the rising popularity of RTD style cocktails and the current consumer climate, this is the perfect time to launch the Lab Bottling Company.'

The range includes:

Lab 22 “O.G. Old Fashioned” (Bourbon, rye, demerara, Assam tea, Lab bitters blend)

Mulled Negroni (gin, Campari, sweet vermouth, masala chai)

Diamond Grasshopper (vodka, cacao, mint, peppermint tea, lactic whey)

Transparency (rum, pineapple whey, coconut, Maldon salt)

The cocktails can either be bought in the venue, or purchased online and delivered.

Lab Bottling Company,

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