East Imperial Burma Tonic - 15cl
Inspired by a family recipe from 1903, East Imperial is the self-proclaimed Champagne of tonic waters. With two tonics on offer and made from premium natural ingredients, this Asian based brand produces in New Zealand (for the quality of the water) has crafted alternative tonics to cover two vast gin umbrellas. The Champagne comparisons aren’t just for show… Using a high-level carbonation, comparably to France’s premium elixir, East Imperial is natural from start to finish with no preservatives to artificially carbonise either of the tonics.
As the only tonic water (that we know of) to source all key ingredients from Asia, Javanese quinine is blended with botanicals and lightly sweetened. Incidentally, the source where East Imperial handpicks Peruvian Cinchona from is the exact same genus that was employed by one of the company founder’s great grandfathers at their Kenyan plantation in 1903.
East Imperial Burma Tonic Water -
Slightly more recognisable with more familiar tonics, Burma Tonic is sweeter than the Superior purely because more natural sugar cane is used (i.e. a usual amount instead of their low calorie Superior) – there is also more citric acid than in its sister expression. It has been specifically created to bring back the century old tradition of Long Pink Gins, whereby dashes of bitters are added to a G&T – Tasty!