Family owned brewed beverage business Fentimans have been making natural drinks for over 100 years. They talk to us about resurrecting the time honoured art of botanical brewing and creating the perfect beverage for spirit mixing.
Fentimans Botanically Brewed Beverages has been family owned and run since 1905 and is the only brewer in the UK to use the time-honoured process of botanical brewing to produce natural, richly flavoured drinks. Fentimans continues to drive demand in the mixer sectors by delivering new and compelling products that have a distinctive consumer appeal.
Craft spirits have become such a huge market and if you are drinking a high-end spirit you want a quality mixer to go with it. Fentimans mixers range includes a diverse range of flavours for many drinking occasions consisting of Pink Grapefruit Water, Indian Tonic Water, Light Tonic Water, Botanical Tonic Water, Herbal Tonic Water, Bitter Lemonade, Rose Lemonade and Ginger Beer and Muddled Lime.
What is important to a make beautifully tasting cocktail is the quality and depth of flavour of the ingredients used, including the mixer. Fentimans mixers use the finest of ingredients, we don’t compromise on quality; for example, the rose oil used for our Rose Lemonade is made with the juice of real lemons and pure Rose Otto oil from the world-famous Rose Valley in Kazanlak, Bulgaria. It provides an aromatic and unique taste and is perfect when mixed with gin, vodka and bourbon.
Alternatively, for a dark spirit, our Ginger Beer & Muddled Lime is a pioneering flavour that uses Ginger root from China that has been used for millennia as a herbal medicine in Asia. Its ingredients include the finest Chinese ginger root which is crushed before the intense and spicy flavour is extracted and botanically brewed. The result is a complex taste which is fiery and full of flavour.
Our Pink Grapefruit Tonic Water is a complex combination of distinctive flavours with a real zesty tang and makes a refreshing twist to a classic G&T. And our new natural Sparkling Soda Water is a perfect mix with lime and vodka. It is refreshing, crisp and clean with fine champagne like carbonation which helps release the flavour of the spirit.
Furthermore, Fentimans Light Tonic Water is the world’s first botanically brewed light tonic water and is made using a recipe based on Fentimans Tonic Water and maintains a refreshing and distinctive citrus flavour but with 30% fewer calories. All of Fentimans mixers are gluten-free and suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
Andrew Jackson, Marketing Director comments,
“Fentimans use only natural ingredients and we produce all our own flavours in-house. The botanical brewing process is also unique, which has helped us stand out from the ‘me toos’ in the trade. Nobody else has resurrected the time-honoured art of botanical brewing and as a consequence, no other drinks taste like ours. With Fentimans you will always get a mixer packed with a rich depth of flavour, bursting with texture and leaving a distinct and individual taste.”