12th April, 2021 by Nicola Carruthers
As drinkers seek flavourful and low-calorie options to pair with their spirits, tonic and mixer producers have created plenty of choice when it comes to high-quality offerings. We present some of the top medal winners from our inaugural blind tasting.
The past decade has seen an explosion in the number of new tonic and mixer brands entering the market as producers hope to replicate the success of category leader Fever-Tree.
To assess the quality of new and pioneering entrants, The Spirits Business held its first Tonic & Mixer Masters last month.
Held virtually over Zoom, the blind-tasting competition was judged by Melita Kiely, editor of The Spirits Business and chair of the tasting, and Tobias Gorn, spirits specialist, consultant and writer, and co‐founder of International Drinks Specialists.
Bottles were sent to judges’ homes anonymously by Wine Sorted.
The competition awarded Master, Gold and Silver medals to products in categories such as Indian tonic water, soda water, ginger ale, lemonade and syrups.
To see 10 products that walked away a Master or Gold medal, click through to the following page.