Establish in 1905, Fentimans of Hexham, Northumbria are on a mission to brew the best botanical drinks in the world!
With their story being traced back to an iron peddler called Thomas Fentiman, we thought it would be a great time to get to know the modern-day company that was brought back to life by Eldon Robson in 1995 and has become one of the soft drinks industry's success stories.
Eldon, who is the great grandson of Thomas Fentiman, has grown the business. He says "craft spirits have become such a huge market, and if you are drinking a high-end spirit you want a quality mixer to go with it." It's not just gins and vodkas that are being paired with Fentimans mixers these days, "tequilas are a big thing now," he says, and this is a category that has been bubbling in intensity for some time.
With botanical brewing at the heart of this small soft drinks company, this short video will give you an insight into the process and why they've maintained this edge. Botanical brewing is a time honoured technique of making superior quality beverages using a combination of infusion, blending and fermentation of natural ingredients. Fentimans are the only remaining UK brewers to use this style.
This traditional approach hasn't changed much in over 100 years, with the skills being passed on from generation to generation giving us an authentic drink that tastes delicious!
Ever wondered who the pooch on the label is?
Well that's Fearless who was Thomas's pet dog when everything started - be honest who wouldn't put their favourite pooch on the label!
See all their drinks here.