Fermented botanical drink with ginger and herbal extracts. (Not more than 0.5% vol).
Fentimans use only the finest ingredients, such as premium ginger root from the bazaars of Shanghai, with choice juniper and yarrow extracts from around the globe. Their process starts by fermenting milled ginger root, which goes a long way in explaining the wonderful ginger "tickle and burn" experienced on the first sip. If you like Ginger, you'll love their Ginger Beer!
Using only the finest ingredients from traditional recipes, their Botanically Brewed Beverages are, to this day, a step back in time.
In 1905 Thomas Fentiman, and iron puddler from Cleckheaton, was approached by a fellow tradesman for a loan. A deal was struck and some security was provided - in this case a recipe for botanically brewed ginger beer. The loan was never repaid, so Thomas became the owner of a unique and rather original recipe for success.
Originally, Fentimans Botanically Brewed Beverages were delivered in stone jars called "Grey Hens" and fermentation continued through door-to-door delivery. Thanks to Thomas Fentimans great-grandson, Eldon Robson, beautiful glass bottles have taken over the stone jars and pasteurisation has given their natural sodas a longer life.
Today, every Fentimans Beverage is still made in the time-honoured tradition by brewing and fermenting herbs and milled roots over seven days. (This compares to hours production time for typical soft drinks.) Under the watchful eyes of Thomas Fentiman's faithful prize Alsatian, Fearless, who still adorns the labels, our trademark recipes contain the unfiltered goodness of their natural ingredients. So upending the bottle before enjoying is always in order for a fuller, more invigorating taste that is 'once tasted, never forgotten'.