Our one of a kind, time-honoured Botanical Brewing process demystified...
The indulgent and distinctive flavour experience starts with scouring the globe for the finest natural ingredient
AND It’s what we do with those ingredients that make our drinks so special...
Some of the finest exotic ingredients are grown in the Asian continent.
Ginger root has been used for millennia as a herbal medicine and as a cooking ingredient in Asia. Two thousand years after the Romans first started to import ginger to Europe, Fentimans continue the tradition of importing the finest Chinese ginger root. To make Fentimans Ginger Beer, the ginger root is crushed before the intense and spicy flavour is extracted and botanically brewed. The result is a complex taste which is fiery and full of flavour.
Famously used by British colonists to protect them from contracting malaria, quinine harvested from the bark of the Chinchona Tree is the vital ingredient in the creation of tonic water. Extracting the purest quinine is essential in giving a premium tonic its distinctive dry and slightly bitter taste. The quinine used in our drinks, has a long association with the British making tonic water in their overseas empires.
At Fentimans we try to source as many ingredients as close to home as possible. Lucky for us, Europe holds some of the finest ingredients in the World!
Elderflower has been a staple of the English country kitchen for centuries. The delicate white flowers grow wild in European hedgerows and come into bloom in June, signalling the arrival of summer. To capture the essence of an English summer, we use the finest elderflowers, which are transformed into a pale, floral liquid that is Fentimans Sparkling Elderflower.
Our specially sourced oranges are grown in the Mediterranean region and are renowned for possessing a tangy and intense citrus character. The temperate climate allows the oranges to slowly ripen, developing a vibrant and bold citrus dimension, that packs a flavoursome punch in our Valencian Orange Tonic Water.
It is the inclusion of rose oil, which gives our Rose Lemonade its distinct and delectable floral flavour. We source our rose oil from Kazanlak in Bulgaria, known locally as the Valley of the Roses and famed for producing the highest quality rose oil. Harvesting of the rose petals happens in a narrow window of time, occurring just once a year. The rose petals must be picked by hand at sunrise when they are at their most fragrant, with the oil extracted within hours of picking. The result is a delicate and distinctive rose flavour.
Due to its diverse climate and vast amount of fertile land, the Americas can grow a huge variety of fine fruits and flora.
One of the largest members of the citrus fruit family, pink grapefruit is tangy whilst carrying a luminous sweetness. The sharp yet sweet notes create a delicious melody of flavours in our Pink Grapefruit Tonic Water; the perfect recipe for an invigorating G&T like no other.
- We check every single ingredient by smell, taste and feel...
- We reject if not to the highest possible standard
- We use raw ingredients to create flavour that goes into every bottle
- Our flavour creation expert adds water, ethanol and ingredients to a vat and checks the ingredients daily
- Flavour extraction has taken place when our flavour expert says so. They test this by hand
- Three secret ingredients are added and simmered to ensure flavours combine
- Temperature cooling and adding yeast
- Brewing begins, at which point we begin to infuse with ginger
- Infusing continues for a minimum of 7 days and is tasted every 12 hours
- Once the yeast has finished it’s work, we allow the botanical base to cool and mature to gain flavour
Flavour and botanical base are infused before carbonation.
Water and natural beet sugar are added before carbonation adds sparkle to the liquid.
“It’s ready ONLY when it’s ready”
-Master Flavour Creator-
AND THAT’S BOTANICAL BREWING!
Pasteurisation not only extends the life of our drinks; the heating process also plays a role in melding together the array of essential oils, botanical extracts and flavours
The result is a rounded, smooth and balanced taste experience.
A multi-stage process from botanicals to bottle resulting in exquisite flavour in every Fentimans drink
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