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Franklin & Sons have their roots all the way back in 1886, when they were first founded as Franklin & Brothers by George, Albert and Frederick.

They were well known for the Ginger Beer, which was home brewed and had a recipe that was a closely guarded secret.

They were also famous for their bottles, made from glass and stoneware and had soda siphon, commonly known as seltzer bottles.

It was in 1898 that Franklin & Brothers became Franklin & Sons, when the three brothers moved away from the business and it was taken over and renamed by Frederick II.

The brand continued to create drinks over the next few decades but unfortunately went out of business in the 1980s.

Then, in 2015, Franklin & Sons were re-launched, and two years later they are seeing profits soar and interest boom.

They have created a brand that is reminiscent of how the bottles and labels used to look, emphasising a traditional and somewhat nostalgic aesthetic.

Franklin & Sons have been able to take advantage of the rise in popularity of craft companies and traditional branding. The move has proved fruitful, and they have become massively successful in only two years.

They also make a high quality drink, and their tonics do especially well.

Their Natural Indian Tonic Water is the perfect companion for any decent Gin and Tonic.

Part of their success has been because they do not compromise on flavour and seek out the best ingredients, with a focus on provenance.

Their Tonic water comes from a long history of Franklins Tonic and they source the cinchona from Ecuador.

This is a very fine Tonic that hits all the right notes. It is clear and crisp, with a lovely bite to it.

At no point does it overwhelm. The flavours are bright but they do not overtake the spirit.

There is a delicate lemon and lime note from the beginning that refreshes the palate.

If you’re looking for a tonic that is smooth and flavoursome, then Franklin & Sons have got you covered.

 

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