If 3/4 of your Gin & Tonic is the tonic, make sure you use the bestTim Warrillow
Following a 'tonic tasting' on the US market, Charles Rolls - who built his reputation running Plymouth Gin - joined forces with Tim Warrillow, who had a background in luxury food marketing, to analyse the composition of mixers. They discovered that the majority were preserved with sodium benzoate or similar substances, while cheap orange aromatics such as decanal and artificial sweeteners (such as saccharin) were widespread.
And so started a 15 month journey. Days in the British Library researching quinine sources from as far back as 1620, trips to find the purest strains of this key ingredient and 5 iterations of the recipe were tasted before Charles and Tim were happy with the result and the first bottle of Fever-Tree Indian Tonic Water was produced in 2005.
Fever-Tree Indian Tonic Water launched in the UK in early 2005, the brand name chosen due to fever tree being the colloquial name for the cinchona tree in which quinine, a key ingredient for tonic, is found. The highest quality quinine was sourced from the Rwanda Congo border and blended with spring water and eight botanical flavours, including rare ingredients such as marigold extracts and a bitter orange from Mexico. Crucially, no artificial sweeteners, preservatives or flavourings were added.
Since launching, we have created a range of new products - each taking a similarly intrepid attitude to sourcing quality botanicals. The result is fourteen delicious drinks to mix or enjoy on their own.
Our highly carbonated drinks, consist of small bubbles for a smooth, delicate texture that carries the flavour of the botanicals in each mixer and enhances the aromas of the spirits they are intended to be mixed with. Packaged in 200ml and 500ml glass bottles for either the perfect single serve or a larger sharing occasion. The glass packaging was designed to reflect the premium values of the brand and to ensure freshness and flavour.
Since its launch, the Fever-Tree range has received widespread acclaim from drinks critics, bartenders and gastronomes worldwide. This year the company has been awarded #1 Best Selling and Top Trending tonic by the World's 50 Best Bars (Drinks International) for the fourth year running. 2016 saw Fever-Tree win the Grant Thornton IPO of the Year Award and be awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise.
Furthermore, five of our products have been given gold star awards at the coveted Great Taste Awards.
Internationally, Fever-Tree picked up Best Mixer at the 2015 Australian Liquor Industry Awards. In addition to Guia Penin's 'Best in Class' for the Tonic Water in Spain, Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic and Ginger Beer have both received Gold Awards at the Sofi Awards in the USA and the Ginger Beer has also been awarded 'Best New Product' at Tales of the Cocktail - the US's premier drinks event.
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