In Drinks Catalyst supports emerging drinks brands with business advice, publicity and networking and takes place as part of a Scotlands only independent Drinks Trade Show being staged in Glasgow in March.

Ten finalists across a range of drinks categories have now been selected by an industry judging panel which met last week to assess entries from across the UK. Two winners will be selected at the In Drinks trade show following short presentations from all the finalists. 

Entries in the competition were received from across the UK and covered all major drinks categories including low and no alcohol, beers and alcoholic spirits.


In Drinks Catalyst is sponsored by Johnston Carmichael, Contagious and Morton Fraser MacRoberts LLP.


The In Drinks trade show takes place at the SEC Glasgow on 6 – 7 March 2024.  It is free to attend for those over 18s working in the drinks sector, and visitors can register for their tickets at 

The In Drinks Catalyst 2023 Finalists:


Brose Oat Milk

Brose chocolate oat milk is the latest product from Brose and joins Brose Original Style and Brose Barista Style in our range of smooth, creamy and nutritious oat drinks. All drinks are made in Scotland using 100% Scottish oats – a natural superfood with unique health benefits. They’re vegan and certified gluten-free and are, therefore, an excellent choice for people who are intolerant to dairy, lactose, soy and nuts. Brose chocolate oat milk has added benefits.

VITAL Drinks

VITAL will be playing within Functional Drinks. VITAL's initial launches will be in vitamin waters. VITAL is the only brand on the market to contain 100% of vitamin groups and of course ZERO sugar, ZERO kcal and ZERO artificial sweeteners. 


Impact Coffee

Meet Impact Coffee - a new kind of coffee. While most caffeinated drinks give you terrible side effects like jitters, crashes and anxiety, Impact Coffee gives you the clean energy and sharp focus you need to get things done and feel great about it.


Edinburgh Cider Co.

Edinburgh Cider Co produce unique craft cider products not widely available in the market. They utilise processes in the craft beer industry to manufacture our original cider products. They operate Scotlands first cider only pouring tap room which also serves wood fired soul food. We offer our products in Bottle, Can and Keg.



Seriously tasty cocktails in cute colourful cans, fun 10-serving Party Boxes and fabulous frozen pops. Bar quality RTDs don't have to be boring - our playful packs and punchy flavours celebrate the great fun in the cocktail occasion.


Angels Dare Cocktails

We are a range of multi-award winning, premium, ready-to-drink cocktails, and we’re shaking it right up and redefining expectations when it comes to delivering in this category. With each cocktail in our exclusive ready-to-drink range, we fuse a touch of the fantastical with a hint of pure decadence to bring you a unique taste experience quite unlike any other.


Lonkero Drinks Ltd

Lonkero is an exceptionally light & refreshing take on the Finnish national drink, Long Drink. With a fruity nose and a crisp finish, it’s a mix of gin, sparkling water, and all-natural grapefruit & botanical flavourings (5.5% ABV). Expertly crafted, Lonkero can only be enjoyed in its pre-mixed form. You wouldn’t be able to recreate it at home or in a bar.


East Neuk Spirit Company Ltd.

Dorchadas is a harmonious blend of funky Jamaican and sophisticated Dominican pot distilled mollases. carefully macerated with selected ingredients, including; Sea-buckthorn, cocoa husks, grains of paradise, cassia-bark, and cubeb. Each element is meticulously chosen to create a symphony of flavours to captivate the palate.


Inchcolm Distillery ltd

Producing an apple eau de vie called Pochle using surplus apples collected from in and around Edinburgh. The apples are collected from private gardens, walled gardens, farms, community orchards and some more commercial orchards.


8 Doors Distillery

8 Doors Distillery is independently owned by husband and wife team Derek and Kerry Campbell, who live along the most northerly coast of Scotland. As lovers of whisky with a passion for our local area we started to dream about creating our own whisky distillery.