Thomas Henry is a bitter tonic water. This is a result of its particularly high quinine content. Subtle floral citrus notes give Thomas Henry a refreshing taste, which is supported by the distinct carbonation. From our point of view a higher carbonation is always something positive, as your Gin & Tonic remains fresh and sparkling also after adding ice to the drink. Overall we recommend this tonic water to those, who appreciate a dry taste. In this regard Thomas Henry is much more bitter than for example Gents tonic water, the Swiss tonic water we offer as well.
Thomas Henry (*1734) was an English apothecary and chemist. In addition to his medical work he also invented the conservation of drinking water by adding sodium carbonate. Amongst others, this invention was of great benefit for the British Navy, as from now on seamen could be supplied with fresh water on long seafarings (and not only with rum..). Thereby Thomas Henry was one of the first producers of soda water - next to the German Johan Jacob Schweppe, who patented his method in 1783 and distributed his products as well in London in 1792 under the name "Schweppes". But it remains unclear to us, why the manufacturers of Thomas Henry Tonic Water have used the portrait of Thomas´ son, William Henry, for the label and not Thomas Henrys´...
|Country of Origin:||Germany|
|Tasting Notes:||Classic bitter taste|