Closure: Crown cap
Product of: United Kingdom
Described as a “sparkling lemon flavoured mixer”, most of us will recognise this as a bitter lemon. Ingredients: carbonated water, sugar, lemon juice from concentrate (4.5%), citric acid, lemon extract, flavourings (contains quinine), stabilisers (E1450, E445, E444) and Potassium Sorbate.
Sampled on 15/08/2017
(sample bottle best before 05/Oct/17) Cloudy with large sedimentary particles. Grey, almost milky.
Zesty lemon and grapefruit with light quinine.
Lemon zest and cooked lemon juice. Fairly sweet but this is partially balanced by high carbonation, quinine bitterness and citric acidity.
Lingering sweet and sour lemon.
Compared to other bitter lemons, Merchant’s Heart is perhaps more lemony than bitter with quinine fairly subdued. It’s appearance is let down by large sedimentary particles.