YEREVAN, APRIL 2021
All seven premium mixers flavours from the Berlin tonic experts Thomas Henry have been tested by the leading international bar & spirits magazine The Spirits Business and its panel of experts. Held virtually over Zoom, the blind-tasting competition was organized to assess the quality of new and pioneering entrants to the market as the past decade has seen an explosion in the number of new tonic and mixer brands.
The highest MASTER MEDAL was awarded to Thomas Henry Tonic Water, which was described as “zesty and refreshing with a lovely bitterness and effervescence”, with “lingering quinine bitterness”. Thomas Henry also grabbed a Master medal for its pink grapefruit-flavoured mixer. GOLD MEDAL was awarded to the new Thomas Henry Dry Tonic, Thomas Henry Ginger Beer. Thomas Henry Cherry Blossom Tonic was awarded with SILVER MEDAL.
Since 2008, the Spirits Business has been hosting yearly Spirits Masters competitions in 14 different categories, to which brands can submit their products. An independent team of experts consisting of journalists, buyers, and bartenders tests, compares, and evaluates all submitted products. In total, they awarded 8 master-, 21 gold- and 28 silver awards for the "Tonic & Mixer" category.