1 September 2013

Fentiman's & Bloom Botanically Blended Gin & Tonic (Sainsbury's Online) [by @NLi10]

I love Fentiman's so when I was shopping online on Sainsbury's and saw a new version of the tonic I added a couple to my basket - but they were much more expensive than I expected.  Turns out these were a premixed alcoholic drink with Bloom Gin - so I took one out and figured I'd give one a shot.


The Fentiman's Tonic that I reviewed before was nice, but more of an & Tonic, than a just tonic by itself. Here was a perfect opportunity to try it with their suggested gin.  I had it with ice with a meal (that turned out to be spicier than we'd intended!) and drank it slowly over the evening.

The alcohol content was stringer than I'd expected - this was more like 2 gin & tonics in a bottle than one larger but weaker one as I'd expected.  The flavours intermingled quite nicely and the deep gin took the edge off the tonic.  As I noted before this was designed to sit neatly with gin and not to explode the senses like the Fever Tree tonic does so it was a nicely refined experience.  I'm not enough of a gin drinker to know about the flavours of that part, but it was certainly nice and something I could not only drink again but could see myself taking to a party or similar.

Fentiman's have branched out into the alcoholic drinks over the years and I think this has largely worked.  I can see this being something that people would ask for by name as it's a distinctive taste and one you can guarantee has two quality ingredients (unlike my university fail of mixing expensive vodka with No Frills cola... yuk!).

2 comments:

  1. 45 years after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, finally somebody has done this!

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  2. With all the crazy combos out there somethimes the simple ones are best :-D

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