Teamwork can be the tonic

TWO Scottish drinks firms have joined forces to produce a new, premium tonic water.

North Berwick-based gin producer NB Distillery worked with Edinburgh soft drinks firm Bon Accord to create the co-branded product, which has been designed to complement gin without masking the flavour of the spirit.

It has been launched initially into the off-trade ahead of a wider roll-out in the course of 2018.

“We know that Britain is a nation of gin lovers and there is a growing trend for speciality and premium tonic,” said Vivienne Muir, chief executive of NB Distillery (pictured, right, with Bon Accord owner Karen Knowles).

“In response to this growth, the NB & Bon Accord tonic will not only complement our existing range, but can be enjoyed with a variety of premium spirits. We have a love of gin and are passionate about remaining true to its perfected process. The Bon Accord collaboration, with its rich heritage and similar ethos and values to us, is the perfect gin and tonic partnership, providing a genuine experience to consumers.”