"The best tonic water ever"

Jim Meehan - World famous bartender, journalist, and author.

"The only tonic on the planet I've ever truly loved. Makes me reconsider the whole G&T thing.

Jeffrey Kluger - Authour & Senior Editor, Time Magazine.

"Old World Tonic makes a more refined and distinctive taste sensation"

Alexander Stein - Founder Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin

"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."

Michael Callahan - Employees Only, Singapore



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 Tasting Case is the perfect way 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.