Schweppes Indian Tonic Water

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Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

Schweppes was founded in 1783 and was granted its first royal warrant in 1836 - it has held one ever since. It started producing tonic in the 1870s and helped gin and tonic become popular across the British Empire as a preventative measure for malaria.

Understandably, given its heritage and length in the market, Schweppes tonic water continues to be the brand leader in the UK.

Contains sugar and sweetener.

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Review and Tasting

Sampled on 12/02/2017


(sample bottle best before 31/Jul/17) Crystal clear with steady stream of quickly rising small bubbles.


Lemon zest and mild quinine with faint orange blossom.


Medium effervescence. Well-balanced, clean and cleansing. Pronounced lightly bitter quinine flavours, slightly cloying mid-palate. Distinct zesty lemon notes with faint rose water.


Zesty orange emerges with and lingering quinine dryness.


A great many of us in the UK grew up drinking G&Ts made with Schweppes and for some a G&T is not quite right when made with another tonic. Schweppes tonic certainly has a distinctive citrus note not found in other tonic waters.

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 5 449000 133373
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

More about Schweppes Indian Tonic Water

Produced by: Coca-Cola European Partners
Owned by: The Coca-Cola Company
UK integrated communications by: Mercieca

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