I’ve written before about Fentimans, and recently I got to try two new flavors: “Dandelion & Burdock” and “Mandarin & Seville Orange Jigger.
•Dandelion & Burdock:
•Mandarin & Seville Orange Jigger:
Both are “Botanically Brewed” with ginger extract. The Dandelion & Burdock had a slight anise taste. I added rye whiskey and was tempted to add Peychaud’s. It tasted sort of like a juicy Sazerac in a way. Here’s the Fentimans description:
Full-strength infusions of Dandelion leaves and Burdock root, sweetened with pear juice and spiced with a touch of ginger and anise, all intermingle to create the unmistakable aroma and distinctive palate of this traditional English soda.
The Mandarin & Seville Orange Jigger was a delicious orange soda. The addition of the Seville orange gave it a little bitterness on the finish. I was tempted to add vodka, but the bottle was gone before I knew it. Here’s the Fentimans description:
“Jigger” is an old English term for good measure which we use when we combine the juice of eight mandarins and the zest of Seville orange in every bottle. Speedwell, juniper extract and fermented ginger botanicals then conspire to stimulate your senses with Fentimans Mandarin & Seville Orange Jigger!
Fentimans is a UK-based company with a large line of soda products. I’m a bit of a fiend for ginger beer, so that’ll be next up on my buy list. In the states, a Pennsylvania-based company called Lion Brewery makes and distributes Fentimans products in the U.S.
More info’s available online at their website, which can be found here.