Quinine is the cornerstone of a proper tonic water. Therefore a lot of emphasis was placed on finding the finest source of Quinine that was not only as close to home as possible but also sustainable. Quinine is extracted from the bark of Chinchona trees and ours is sourced from the DRC. The payoff for the extra effort that is spent on sourcing the best raw material is evident when you drink an ice cold Barker and Quin tonic, by itself or with your favourite gin. Did you know that our name is a play on words? Barker & Quin made from Quinine extracted from Bark!
FRESH MOUNTAIN SPRING WATER
Water is the golden thread that binds the natural content of tonic and it was very important to us that we source only the best fresh mountain spring water. Spring water contains low salt levels, no chlorine and no chemicals that can be either harmful to our consumer or influence the taste of our drinks. We found a reliable and sustainable source in the Breede River Valley (Slanghoek), with water flowing straight from Mount Superior. The water is crystal clear, tastes fresh and combines all the other natural ingredients in perfect harmony.
PURE SUGAR CANE
The sugar content of tonic water is important as it balances out the bitterness. We decided to use pure cane sugar to remain true to our convictions of giving our patrons a 100% natural product. No artificial sweeteners are used in the production of Barker and Quin Tonic Water.
ZESTY AND SPICY FLAVOURS
Lime, Lemon, Grapefruit and Orange peel zest forms part of the important flavours of Barker and Quin Tonic Water. The zestiness is what enhances the flavour of the gin it is combined with. Cardamom, Star anise and Juniper berries account for the spiciness of Barker and Quin Tonic Water. All these flavours are natural essences, masterfully measured and combined to produce a perfect combination in our tonic water.