Botanically brewed isn’t a trendy label we use for marketing – it’s the technique of making premium quality drinks which has been handed from generation to generation of the Fentiman family.
In fact, it’s botanical brewing which sets us apart from other carbonated drinks. It’s the point of difference that underpins the Fentimans brand promise and delivers unsurpassed quality: characterized by a rich depth of flavor, silky mouth feel and luxurious body.
The indulgent and distinctive flavor experience starts with scouring the globe for the finest ingredients.
Crafting a perfectly balanced flavor is up to our highly experienced flavor team, charged with creating the depth of taste, mouth feel and texture that people expect from a Fentimans drink. To ensure quality and traceability, we take ownership of the drink-making process from start to finish, with the simple ethos:
Once the botanicals have been sourced and prepared, the multistage botanical brewing process begins…
We start by infusing botanical ingredients in simmering water, to extract the flavors. The extraction of flavor takes time and cannot be rushed. It’s the same with obtaining flavor from an array of botanical ingredients: the flavor-creation process results in a concentrated and balanced botanical liquid ready to be fermented.
The metabolic process of fermentation, using live yeast, is the start of the magic, the dark art, the alchemy which sits at the heart of a Fentimans drink.
Fermentation takes place for seven days in classic open square fermentation vessels – allowing rich and complex flavors to develop slowly as the yeast, sugar and pear juice come to life. It’s during fermentation that a myriad flavor compounds are created; these contribute to the overall depth, complexity and flavor of the finished drink.
To complement and enhance the fermented botanical liquid, flavors and essential oils are extracted in house from expertly sourced ingredients, then mixed with the fermented botanical liquid. This results in the indulgent, distinctive and complex flavors.
Water and beet sugar are added before carbonation adds a sparkle to the liquid.
Pasteurisation not only extends the life of our drinks, but the heating process also plays a central role in melding together the array of essential oils, botanical extracts and flavors.
The result is a rounded, smooth and balanced taste experience.
a multistage process from botanicals to bottle, resulting in exquisite flavors in every Fentimans drink.