Adnams develops its own tonic water

By James Beeson contact

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Well matched: the popular tonic waters have been canned as separate products
Well matched: the popular tonic waters have been canned as separate products
Family-owned brewery and distiller Adnams has produced its own tonic water to accompany its range of gins and vodkas.

Adnams Tonic Water and Tonic Water Light were created by head distiller John McCarthy and was originally combined with the brand’s Copper House Dry Gin and sold in the Adnams Copper House Gin & Tonic cans.

However, the cans have proven so popular that the company has canned the tonic waters as premium stand-alone products.

Naturally sweetened 

The regular tonic is particularly suited to Adnams Copper House Dry Gin, which was awarded a Gold Medal by the IWSC in the Gin & Tonic category earlier this year. This follows Copper House Gin being named the ‘world’s best gin’ at the same awards in 2013.

The light tonic water has been made with half of the sugar removed and replaced with stevia, a natural sweetener.

Speaking about the tonics, McCarthy said: "As soon as we released our G&T cans, our customers were asking if they could buy the tonic. It made sense for us to develop a tonic that tastes great on its own, but also one that doesn't overpower the wonderful botanical aromas and flavours in our award-winning gins.

Fresh lemon and citrus flavours

“A good tonic should complement the spirit it is mixed with, not overwhelm it, so our new tonics have that classic bitterness alongside some fresh lemon and citrus flavours.”

Adnams Tonic Water and Tonic Water Light are available now, priced at 89p for a 250ml can or £9.99 for a pack of 12 cans. They can be purchased from or Adnams stores.

Earlier this year, Lone Wolf spirits – the distillery of UK craft beer brewery BrewDog – launched its own tonic water and canned gin and tonic (G&T).

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