Fentimans Ltd. was founded in the north east in 1905 by businessman, Thomas Fentiman, when he was given a recipe for ginger beer in exchange for an unpaid loan. Interesting fact about my favourite tonic!
Over one hundred years later, his great-grandson, Eldon Robson, now heads up the company as managing director and master brewer, with a mission to continue producing drinks in the same time-honoured way, using only 100% natural ingredients and botanicals (plant roots and botanical extracts).
Fentimans produces eight botanical brews: Dandelion & Burdock, Ginger Beer, Mandarin & Seville Orange Jigger, Victorian Lemonade, Brewed Shandy, Curiosity Cola, Rose Lemonade and CherryTree Cola. The mixer range includes the world’s first botanically brewed Light Tonic Water, Tonic Water, Ginger Ale and Ginger Beer.
Fentimans has launched a new range of mixer products in a 125 ml serving, within a gift box. The range includes the original Tonic Water and Ginger Beer, with the addition of a Light Tonic Water and a Ginger Ale.
Fentimans Tonic Water (original and light versions) is uniquely botanically brewed, using only natural ingredients. The addition of Sicilian lemons giving it a distinctive citrus aroma and taste. It has less quinine than ordinary tonics, avoiding a metallic aftertaste and it mixes particularly well with botanic gins and vodkas. Fentimansnever uses artificial sweetener; its drinks are 100% natural. The careful blend of herbal infusions of Kaffir lime leaves, cardamom and juniper, with lemongrass extract, present in both of our tonics, enhances the flavour profile of the Light Tonic, while it has 30% fewer calories than Fentimans regular tonic.
Fentimans Ginger Beer uses the finest ingredients, such as premium ginger root from the bazaars of Shanghai, with choice juniper and yarrow extracts from around the globe. A three dimensional texture is achieved through the botanical brewing process and the addition of pear juice. It is a good, strong, fiery ginger beer with a fullness of flavour.
Fentimans Ginger Ale is a cooler drink than our original fiery Ginger Beer and is the perfect accompaniment to whisky. It has a clean, smooth ginger flavour and the pale colour is derived from the addition of pear juice. The distinct flavour is created by herbal infusions of galangal and cinnamon.