Showcasing Barker and Quin

For a start, Barker and Quin is a word play on bark and quinine.

Quinine, the main ingredient in tonic water, is a compound that is extracted from the bark of the Chinchona tree, which grows mainly in South America and Central Africa.

This was then pulled into the true history of John Ross. He was an English sailor who was stranded at Port Natal in 1827 with his ship “The Mary”, after which he had to survive the Natal jungle.

It is believed that Barker, the plucky Fox terrier and Quin, the wise parrot were his companions during these trying times..

The beautiful and unique sketches on the Barker and Quin label sets this brand apart from all the other tonic products and makes them proudly South African. Barker and Quin have gone to great lengths to produce tonic waters from natural ingredients and using mountain spring water. Their Indian and Light tonic waters support the flavours of the gin they are each paired with and serve as the best accompaniment when you are serious about tasting a special gin.

When you are in the mood to have fun with mixing, they offer three different infused tonic waters namely; Hibiscus, Honeybush and Marula tonic. The latter of the three being very uniquely South African, underpinning the fact that these guys are very passionate about what South Africa offers in terms of flavours.

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Barker and Quin Collection

Finest Indian Tonic Water
Most versatile, all-round tonic perfect for Juniper Forward, Bold and Robust Gins

Light At Heart Tonic Water
Light on sugar this tonic is just as versatile as the Indian Tonic Water

Hibiscus Tonic Water
Floral infused tonic with natural Hibiscus and Honeybush enhances Fresh and Floral Gins

Honeybush Orange Tonic Water
Pair with Citrus Gins to enhance the Citrus Notes

Marula Tonic Water
The ripe yet tangy acidity of Marula Tonic Water is perfect for the Sloe and Sweeter Gins

Finest Indian Tonic Water

A premium tonic water made from select natural ingredients, including quinine, mixed together with mountain spring water to form the perfect tonic water.

PAIRS WITH all Gins especially Juniper forward, Bold and Robust Gins

WHY NOT TRY..

Take a cold wine glass (or glass of choice). Add ice, the larger the cubes the better. Add gin (50ml), squeeze a lime wedge into the gin and drop it into the glass.

Add ice cold Barker & Quin Finest Indian tonic water and squeeze another lime wedge and add it to the glass. Stir briefly. Sit back and enjoy.

Light At Heart Tonic Water

Keeping with the Barker & Quin tradition and quality, “Light at Heart” is an all-natural product. It's low in sugar and calories, and mixed with mountain spring water. Enjoy a guilt-free refreshment that will keep you light at heart for every festive occasion.

PAIRS WITH all Gins especially Juniper forward, Bold and Robust Gins. Just as versatile as the Indian Tonic Water only Light on Sugar and Calories.

WHY NOT TRY..

Take a cold wine glass (or glass of choice). Add ice, the larger the cubes the better. Add gin (50ml), squeeze a lime wedge into the gin and drop the wedge into the glass. Add ice cold Barker & Quin Light at Heart Indian tonic-water and squeeze another lime wedge before adding it to the glass. Stir briefly. Sit back and enjoy!

Hibiscus Tonic Water

This floral-infused tonic is made with natural Hibiscus, Honeybush and real Quinine. This flavour arrangement compliments various Gins, but is also delicious as a refreshing non-alcoholic beverage.

“The earth laughs in flowers” Ralph Waldo Emerson

PAIRS WITH Fresh and Floral Gins

WHY NOT TRY..

This flavourful floral tonic water can either be enjoyed with a handful of your favourite berries or dried citrus peel. Be playful with this one! Add to 50ml of your favourite gin on ice, sit back and enjoy something a little different

Honeybush Orange Tonic Water

A heritage flavour from South Africa is the key ingredient that carries the citrus notes of this tonic water. This new addition to the Barker & Quin repertoire will amplify the character in any gin and bring a fullness that is delectably refreshing.

"Sugerpie, Honeybunch, you know that I love you! I can't help myself, I love you and nobody else" - Four Tops

PAIRS WITH with Citrus Gins

WHY NOT TRY..

Add ice to a long glass. Add (50ml) gin over your ice cubes. Add a beautiful green sage leaf and fill your glass with the delectable Honeybush Orange tonic water. Take a cinnamon stick and stir. Sit back and be refreshed!

Marula Tonic Water

Taking notes from the tree tops of Africa comes Marula tonic water. This tonic is made with natural marula flavour and mountain spring water. Join us on a journey to the Bushveld.

“My African dream, there's a new tomorrow” - Vicky Sampson

PAIRS WITH Sloe and Shiraz Gins with the ripe yet tangy acidity of Marula to cut through the sweetness

WHY NOT TRY..

Take a sturdy tumbler, and add your ice cubes. Add your gin of choice (50ml). Take a couple of leaves of fresh mint. Crush and drop them into the glass. Fill up with Marula tonic, sit back and enjoy the view.

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