HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Gin & Tonic. The quintessential British long drink, and the world's most popular cocktail. Yet, over the decades, the tonic, 3/4 of this iconic drink, has been neglected and commoditised by a succession of conglomerate owners, more concerned with cost cutting than quality.
This all changed in 2004 when Fever-Tree co-founders, Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow, met and quickly agreed that tonic, and the wider mixer category, was crying out for a high quality offering. After months of research, Charles and Tim discovered a cinchona ledgeriana (fever tree) plantation producing the purest quinine in the world. Located in the remote and lawless Democratic Republic of Congo, there was no other option but to head out to the plantation - Fever-Tree's sole source of quinine.
A similar pattern of investigations, trips and chance conversations with 'plant hunters' yielded the other key botanicals for the tonic recipe, including Tanzanian bitter oranges and coriander to name just a few. Launched in 2005, Fever-Tree Tonic is blended with natural cane sugar, soft spring water and is perfectly balanced to compliment the growing number of premium spirits available on the market.