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Last week at Bar Convent Berlin, I took extra notice of all the tonic water brands. I haven't attended this bar show in a couple years, but they've always had a lot of specialty tonic waters compared to what's available on the US market. This year there were even more.

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As for quality brands that are in the US market, we have Fever Tree, Q Tonic, Fentiman's and more recently East Imperial. Q doesn't offer any flavor offshoots yet. Fever Tree has Mediterranean, Light, and Elderflower. East Imperial has yuzu, Burma, and grapefruit (not sure if in all markets yet). 

In the UK, a big brand I don't think we have in the US yet is Thomas Henry, and they now have elderflower and cherry blossom tonic. 

At BCB this year I saw some new (to me) brands also with flavors:

  • J. Gasco (a low-cal version, an extra dry version, plus some other bitter sodas).
  • Original by Magnifique Brands (classic, zero calorie, berries, yuzu, cherry, mint, and citrus).
  • Double Dutch (premium, diet, cucumber + watermelon, pomegranate + basil).

Hopefully we'll see some of these interesting new expressions hit US shores soon. 

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