Johan Jacob Schweppe founded the Schweppes Company in Geneva in 1783 to originally sell carbonated water. Jacob Schweppe, who was the first person to discover this was also the first to discover carbonated water could be stored in bottles and from here began to expand his empire. In 1792, he moved to London to further expand and by 1969, the Schweppes Company merged with Cadbury to become Cadbury Schweppes. After many successful years as a Giant in the soft drinks industry, the company was split in 2008, with its US soft drinks unit becoming owned by Keurig Dr Pepper.
Schweppes were the first to introduce a carbonated type of tonic water which occurred in 1871. Schweppes Indian Tonic Water is part of the Schweppes wide mixers range and can be enjoyed on its own, or combined with alcohol or fruit juice. The discovery of Tonic water was thanks to Quinine powder, and the fact is was so bitter, that the early 19th century British who had settled in India, would mix it with soda and sugar, creating tonic water. Tonic water is the perfect companion for gin and the two have been a classical combination for decades! Schweppes tonic water will not disappoint you, nor dull your gin, but instead reinvigorate your gin and tonic like you've never seen before! Why not order a gin and tonic now from our 24 hour off licence delivery service!