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Contributing to a new era of truly genuine and classic handcrafted tonics in America.
Contributing to a new era of truly genuine and classic handcrafted tonics in America.
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    1. Brad Feather Creator on

      FBA is definitely the plan; it's even registered. I'm waiting on approval and then I have to work out a system of barcodes and some other issues to get it stored and fullfilled by Amazon. Trust me, I know how appealing free shipping is these days.

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      Eric Savadian on

      Brad, now that you're selling on Amazon, have you considered using Amazon fulfillment for shipping? You wouldn't have to charge your Amazon customers for shipping and it would still save us money even if you included Amazon's storage costs into the price. Not to mention the benefit to those of us on Amazon Prime. The short ship time for Amazon fulfilled products is a huge purchase motivator for me.

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      Jerry Rekow on

      Just got the tonic in the mail! Already enjoying a G&T and it is GREAT!

    4. Chris Rusnak
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      on

      I just got my package and I have to say this is the best tonic I've ever tasted. The only negative is there is not enough if it. I should have pledged for more bottles.

    5. Mátthíás Łíght on

      Got my bottle today!! Even had a little unboxing ceremony shared with my kitty. Took pictures with my dumbphone: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…

    6. LOMBARDI LEATHER on

      Bradley, received your tonic yesterday and had the perfect cocktail with my wife! Wow, great flavor and fantastic packaging. A real winner. Wishing you the best of luck with your venture.

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      Kathleen Dawson
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      on

      Received my bottle today in perfect condition. I can't wait to try it!

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      Andrew Pitts on

      After several recent bad Kickstarter experiences, it was a great surprise to find my bottle in the mailbox! Great stuff! Are you going to have a way to buy more in the future once the Kickstarter supply is done?

    9. Andrew "Pi" Pyzdek on

      The distinctive orange flavor in this goes excellently with Beefeater gin.

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      Dan Jacobsen on

      got my yesterday and made a bunch of drinks! Thanks!

    11. Chris Rusnak
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      on

      Still waiting for my 2 bottles. I hope they get here soon as I am super anxious to make my tonic.

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      L Garvey on

      3 bottle package arrived yesterday in Brooklyn, NY. Packed extremely well, no issues. Thanks!

    13. Brad Feather Creator on

      Most everything but the 1- and 2-bottle orders have been handled. And they should be in the air by the end of next week(hopefully sooner)!

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      Lafing Cat on

      By the first two tiers, do you mean the 1 and 2 bottle orders? Haven't gotten a tracking number yet (ordered 2 bottles) and wanted to make sure that this wasn't a mistake.

    15. Adnan Abdulally on

      That is unfortunate. The tracking number still just says "electronic info received". No updates and no notifications in my mailbox/door. I checked the address on the tracking number and it's correct.

    16. Brad Feather Creator on

      Adnan, your package just arrived back on my doorstep today. Looks like they left it in the rain, its so damaged. Anyhow, I'm going to see what I can weasel out of the post office and resend it asap since they, for some reason didn't get it to you.

    17. Adnan Abdulally on

      I got a tracking number on july 16th, but its still at "Electronic Shipping Info Received". Should i be worried, or am i part of the 2 tiers that havent shipped out yet? i pledged for 6 bottles.

    18. Brad Feather Creator on

      I've been able to get most of the reward tiers out the door but not all yet. I'm still waiting on the (unbelievably slow) US postal service to send me the packaging for shipping the first 2 tiers. Everything's made and ready to go as soon as the flat rate packaging arrives. Hopefully, they'll get here in the next couple weeks, and then everyone will be rich with tonic.

    19. Kenneth on

      I also haven't heard anything regarding mine. Still working on getting orders together?

    20. Distilled Creations on

      So... I see people getting packages and tracking numbers and whatnot, but no sign of either for me. Should I be concerned that I've fallen through the cracks?

    21. Corpselocker on

      I just had the best gin and tonic of my life. My wife concurs. Superior ingredients do make for a superior product. Thank you, Brad.

    22. Corpselocker on

      You need to reconsider the lid in future runs. One of my four bottles plastic lid cracked at the top and made a horrific mess on arrival. There is a drizzle left in the bottle and I am tempted to drink it regardless of the health consequences.

    23. Nathan Sipes on

      Woot! Tracking number!!!

    24. Emily W on

      I got my bottles in the mail today, just in time for some late-July birthdays. My parents (hi Mom and Dad!) both have their birthday on the 23rd and are both big G&T fans, so I'll have to wait until then to see what they think of the tonic. I have to say, it smells really great in the bottle.

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      Chris Romo on

      Since your tonic is somewhat old world, should I start mixing up some gin in the bathtub? I have my wife's grandmothers recipe!

    26. Brad Feather Creator on

      The tonic of mine is a bit of a hybrid of both the old and the new world. Original tonics were made the same way as mine but likely more bitter. I've tried to make the old recipes more palatable for the new world drinker without sacrificing flavor and complexity. In short, it's less bitter than the 1880's but more so than today's big box tonics.

    27. Distilled Creations on

      So this sounds really amazing (enough that I've already pledged without an answer to this) but I have a question: Modern tonic, even good tonic, has so much less quinine and bitterness than that of say the 1880s or so. Is this more akin to modern or to the classical stuff? I've been wanting to make authentic 19th century gin and tonics and I'm hoping this is the stuff.

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      Christopher on

      Looking forward to trying this.
      @Brad Any stretch goals on the horizon?

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      Thomas Bashford on

      I tried making my own tonic a few years ago. It didn't turn out well... So, I'm looking forward to trying this one!

    30. Ricardo Bortolon on

      What if I want more than 4 bottles but less than 12 bottles?

    31. Chris Rusnak
      Superbacker
      on

      In a huge tonic fan and this looks delicious. I have a Sodastream and this paired with that would be awesome. I tried the Sodastream tonic syrup and it was just too weak and too sweet. I expect this will taste infinitely better.

    32. Christina
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      on

      Curious how you will be getting enough Peruvian cinchona for this project? Trip to Peru? Fancy farmers market? I'm imagining huge packages of bark arriving at your house or something, haha. Hope there'll be fun pictures posted for us :)

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      Jerry Rekow on

      Can't wait for this tonic! Once I get it, I'm breaking out the gin and Pimm's. And it is the perfect time of year for it!

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      David Cox on

      I've been friends with Brad for some time and, by fortunate proxy, I've been sampling (guzzling) his concoctions for years. He makes the tastiest drinks I've ever tried - bar none.

    35. Richard Horton on

      I am such a lush.

      Can't wait to try the real stuff!

    36. Jeff Schneider and Dan Goldman on

      Can't wait to try this tonic! I'll have to make a mix for my Speakeasy Briefs.

    37. Robert Findlay on

      This project really does look great.
      Real pity that you can't yet ship out to Europe But I've back it anyway because its just such a brilliant Idea.

    38. Jacob Shaffer on

      Is your tonic gluten free?

    39. Brad Feather Creator on

      I answered your question in the FAQ at the bottom of the page.

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      James Hamilton on

      what is the expected shelf life of an opened bottle? Is there a "best by" style date?