Which tonic would you like? A question that is asked again and again in a good bar around the world today. Of course, the good bartender recommends the right tonic from his point of view. The guests want the perfect mix of GIN and tonic. The GIN market has grown steadily over the past 20 years and it continues to grow ... There are many GINlovers who have several different bottles and brands at home.
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Tonic belongs to Ginger Beer, Ginger Ale, Bitter Lemon and partly Cola to the Fillermarkt. This market is seemingly infinitely large, if one thinks only of all the GIN Tonics, which go daily over the counter. What seems voluminous at first glance, on closer inspection, will be a contested market for perhaps 20-25% market share for premium fillers, usually in small glass bottles from 125ml to 230ml. If we take the tonic market of a country as 100 about 75-80% accounts for Filler in PET bottles. It does not matter which brand they originate from, because after the second opening the tonic in the PET unfortunately loses too much carbon dioxide to make it a premium for the second sip. If the guest wants to have a perfect tonic for his GIN, then the bartender will serve him a premium tonic.
A Tonic Lane in the traditional sense.
The story of Tonic Water starts shortly after the 19 begins. Century. At that time, the European powers opened their colonies and especially the British soldiers fought hard with malaria in India. To alleviate the symptoms, the doctors brought quinine with them on the journey. Quinine is extracted from the bark of the cinchona tree and it was processed so that the soldiers could take a water-soluble powder. Finally, quinine was useful only after repeated intake daily. Since quinine is extremely bitter in taste, the soldiers mixed in addition to soda water and a little sugar. This was the birth of today's Tonic Water. The today in sugar quantities, carbonic kinds and quinine kinds differ. The GIN and Tonic also came from this time, because the soldiers not only liked to drink the bitter quinine every day, they also gave it to GIN, whom they had been carrying on their travels and conquests for a long time.
The healing properties of quinine have been discovered earlier - for the first time in the year 1638. "Condesa de Chinchón", the wife of the Spanish viceroy in Peru, had malaria. The Incas brought her healing medicine, which unfortunately did not save her from the destruction of her own people. In honor of the Condesa de Chincón, the saving tree was finally renamed Chinchona tree or Germanized Chinin or Chinarindenbaum.
As a result, the bark of the tree was a coveted commodity in Europe, but it could only be sourced from Peru because the export of seeds from the land was not permitted. Due to the high demand in the colonies, the price rose so much that it was outweighed in the meantime with gold - and the quinine tree was close to extinction. The smuggler Charles Ledger managed 1862 to create seeds of the quinine tree from Peru. He sold these to the highest bidder in this case, that was the Dutch government. This planted the Quinine tree extensively in Indonesia.
As there were virtually no quinine trees in Peru, over 90% of the quinine production came to Indonesia from 1940. These were created under the 2. World War attacked by the Japanese and partially destroyed. With the Americans in malaria fires, the government has been researching the development of synthetic quinine. This succeeded and had great influence on the quinine products, not only that they were cheaper, no, the formulations had to be completely rewritten.
During the time of the GIN boom, consumers developed an awareness of quality. So today there are some tonic water producers who win their quinine in a natural way. One of these manufacturers is Aqua Monacao, who have just launched a complete Organic Filler series at the end of 2018.

 

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