INTRODUCING GRAPEFRUIT SODA
Continuing in our pursuit of excellence we have forged a partnership with Jim Meehan, renowned bartender and author of The PDT Cocktail Book and Meehan’s Bartender Manual. The foundations of this superb collaboration are a shared passion to create and serve the best tasting beverages in the world.
With Jim’s extensive experience and knowledge we have created a dry pink grapefruit soda like no other, the perfect complement with your favourite premium rum and tequila, or exceptional just on its own.
“Our dry pink Grapefruit Soda contains just the right balance of tangy juice, aromatic essential oil and pinpoint carbonation for cocktails and mixed drinks”
- Jim Meehan, Bartender and Author.
ROYAL BOTANIC TONIC
We have created this unique tonic water to introduce a subtle brightness to your glass with the refreshing notes of elderflower, combined with the tart taste of ruby red grapefruit and bitterness of sustainably sourced quinine from the highlands of Batavia in Java.
This partnership is borne from a shared passion for exploration, discovery and the natural world. Together we salute the botanists, the explorers and the rich contribution the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has made to our history.
So raise your glasses and let’s celebrate this remarkable history and partnership with the world’s finest tonic water.
ROYAL BOTANIC TONIC
"The only tonic on the planet I've ever truly loved. Makes me reconsider the whole G&T thing.
"Old World Tonic makes a more refined and distinctive taste sensation"
"In a world of mass production and faceless companies, it's rare to have something that looks the look, talks the talk and can still back it up with quality and flavour."
The Tasting Case is the perfect introduction to East Imperial. Inside you’ll find a bottle of each flavour to be savoured with your favourite spirits and a Tasting Menu, giving you tasting notes, a brief description of the traditional ingredients we use and a serving suggestion. The perfect gift idea.SHOP NOW
UPHOLDERS OF TRADITION
Back in 1825, British Army officers stationed in India combined quinine, sugar and water in an attempt to create a daily tonic to act as a malaria prophylaxis. Gin was later added to the mix to mask the strong and bitter taste of the quinine water.
192 years on, the quintessential gin and tonic has come a very long way. But not necessarily in a good way. The overly sweet citric acid soft drinks of our time have replaced genuine, traditional tonic water. These modern drinks completely mask the herbaceous aromas of premium gin and other spirits, manipulating the role that tonic water now plays in modern mixology.
Thankfully, the East Imperial collection is here and true to the tradition.
The most discerning patrons and barmen are demanding superior quality beverages to complement premium spirits.
That’s why East Imperial is a collection curated like no other, with unparalleled quality and taste. After all, you wouldn’t put cheap, low quality tyres on an Aston Martin.
East Imperial believes the gin should do the talking and the brand’s traditional small-batch method of production ensures this is the case by enhancing the freshness and subtleties of any spirit’s botanicals.
By working with authentic ingredient suppliers and the very best global distillers and bartenders since its inception, East Imperial has created a range of premium traditional tonics and mixers that stand out from the crowd of the overly sweet, citric acid soft drinks on the market.
It’s time to discover why East Imperial is served at the world’s leading bars and hotels.