Fever Tree is a brand that was born out of a desire for a really good Gin and Tonic.
Founders Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow did an in depth study of Tonics in the market, to see what they were really made of. What they found was that most Tonics were packed with chemicals and not very flavoursome.
From this, they pursued all the ingredients that make a good Tonic, even researching quinine in books dating back to 1620. They gathered information over a 15-month period and eventually landed on a recipe for their Indian Tonic Water.
This was released in 2005, and the brand has been storming the market ever since, posing a real threat to bigger and better known companies. Fever Tree have become serious competitors and are the Tonic of choice for many within the drinks industry. It is also served in 9 of the top 10 restaurants in the world.
They get their name from the colloquial term for the cinchona tree, which is a natural source for quinine, the main ingredient for Tonic. Fever Tree sources their quinine from the Rwandan Congo border.
Alongside quinine, Fever Tree Tonic includes eight botanicals such as marigold extracts and bitter oranges from Tanzania.
One of their biggest selling points, and something they are particularly proud of is that they do not use artificial sweeteners or preservatives, which was a big criticism of the Tonics they reviewed when they started their journey.
Today their range has expanded and they now cover a lot of different flavours in their collection, including elder flower, lemon and clementine.
Fever Tree Tonic and Light Tonic are brilliant iterations of an age old drink, and definitely give consumers the top quality product they are looking for.
With the Gin industry seeing such a boom in interest in recent years, it is no wonder that Fever Tree are becoming so popular.
Their Indian Tonic is exceptionally light and refreshing. It begins with notes of citrus fruits and a crisp earthy aroma.
The main body of the tonic is filled with lime and lemon flavours and a strong amount of quinine. This adds a lovely bite to the flavour and gives a tang to the bitterness of the fruit.
The Light Tonic is softer, with a smoother body but still brimming with citrus flavours.
Both are fantastic alongside any Gin, especially those with more citrusy notes.