Top Note Classic Tonic Water wins Back to Back Double Golds in San Francisco

How do you repeat a feat? Stay lean and mean, at least in tonic water. Our Classic Tonic, a lower sugar tonic water than the competition, has just repeated a coveted award, 2 years in a row.

Our Classic Tonic took home top honors at The San Francisco World Spirits Competition for an unprecedented second year in a row. Top Note’s Classic Tonic Water earned double gold by one of the industry's most critical set of judges, The Tasting Alliance. In total, only 65 double golds are handed out, out of roughly 6,000 global entrants in the Ready-to-Drink cocktail, mocktail and mixers category. Rarely are tonic waters awarded this level of medal. 

With a judging panel featuring the industry’s most active and knowledgeable experts, The Tasting Alliance’s blind tasting competitions are considered the most influential awards of the season, and the highest authority in the beverage category today. 

“We are thrilled and honored to be recognized again this year as an innovative, independent craft brand of non-alcoholic mixers and sodas, and to stand out to such an elite group of industry professionals,” says Top Note co-founder Mary Pellettieri. 

Staying lean may be the trick

Our Classic Tonic is a lower sugar tonic water than the competition, but it doesn't leave the drink too dry. It cuts through the alcohol because of a higher level of acidity and doesn't bind your mouth with sugar. That trick, plus perfect carbonation and double the flavor, makes for an aromatic, balanced treat, and apparently a double gold medal winner, two years in a row. 

“We’re inspired by bartenders and consumers becoming more adventurous with their tastes, seeking new innovations and unique flavor combinations,” says Pellettieri. “In our research kitchen, there’s a lot of testing of various combinations of premium extracts to create our beverages so they pair well with alcohol, but are also delicious enough to stand alone. We work hard to make our products really balanced with less sugar.“

Top Note’s Classic Tonic Water, one of the most award-winning tonic waters of the industry, has also been named “Double Gold and Best in Show” at the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers Show last year and has frequently been deemed "Best Craft Tonic Water" by Featuring all natural bitters of quinine, notes of lime zest, and real cane sugar, Top Note’s Classic Tonic Water has ⅓ less calories than other premium and commercial tonics and can be consumed with or without spirits. 


Read more about what is tonic water here!


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