Found primarily in the French Alps, the Gentian Root from the Gentiana lutea plant has bitter agents similar to those found in hops. Gentian provides an earthy bitter flavor that provides a backbone of flavor. The naturally occurring polyphenolic compound provides the water extract a slightly yellow color. We use Gentian as one or two bitters in our tonics, making our tonics unique, palate cleansing and very pleasing as an aperitivo soft beverage.
Cinchona bark, also known as Peruvian bark, provides a natural source of quinine. Quinine is best known for providing the flavor associated with “tonic water”. Cinchona is a sharp bitter that provides character to primarily our Indian Tonic and Bitter Lemon.