Brand new quinine-free, sparkling mixer, Love Tonic, is making its first appearance to the drinks trade at Scotland’s Speciality Food Show which runs from January 19th to 21st.
The team behind Love Tonic is two Highland businessmen with a passion for flavour and a passion for Scotland. Don Lawson and Gary Morren saw a gap in the market for a different tonic water to offer more choice to consumers at a time when the gin scene in Scotland had really taken off.
Don Lawson, who has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, said:
“We are here at Scotland’s Speciality Food Show after months of research, lots of experimenting and in-depth focus group testing. We know that people love Love Tonic and we can’t wait for the reaction we’re going to get at the Show.”
Throughout the last quarter of 2019, Love Tonic was trialled extensively in bars and restaurants in the Highlands. The team put comment cards in all the venues to gather feedback from bar tenders and consumers alike. The response to the new drink was unanimously positive.
Love Tonic is a fresh tasting, quinine-free, sparkling mixer. Its carefully selected ingredients combine to enhance any spirit, rather than masking the taste of the spirit. It can be mixed with gin, vodka, tequila and even whisky and rum to experience a whole new taste. The team has also had great feedback about Love Tonic as a soft drink.
“Whether you drink it with your favourite spirit or drink it as a long drink with ice, people love it. The fact that it is quinine-free, is we believe, another advantage. Quinine puts a lot of people off tonic and we know from a lot of craft gin distillers that some tonics dull the flavours of the unique botanicals. Love Tonic does the opposite.”
Love Tonic will be at Scotland’s Speciality Food Show January 19th to 21st at the SEC in Glasgow at Stand LG104.