Adirondack Tonic Water

Adirondack Tonic Water Bottle

Adirondack Tonic Water is produced by Adirondack Beverages— a regional soda brand based out of the Scotia, NY. While not in the Adirondack Mountains, Scotia is sufficiently close that they sought to invoke the nearby natural wonders for their product line.

Their tonic water is rather by-the-numbers. 90 calories per 8 oz. (slightly less than other supermarket brands) and is sweetened with high fructose corn syrup.

Tasting Notes

The nose is quiet with a slight lemon lime aroma coming from the citric acid.

Adirondack Tonic Water has moderate sized bubbles, though the effervescence is somewhat less robust than other brands at the similar price point. For example, Schweppes.

Gentle lemon/lime soda flavors predominate the mid-palate with a relatively mild quinine and bitterness. Faintly metallic, the bitterness and quinine flavor is pleasant, present and not overwhelming. Adirondack Tonic Water is a good option for those who like tonic but prefer a not-overwhelming quinine flavor.

With gin, it does allow the gin to come through, even at ratios skewed towards more tonic water. In that regard, I think Adirondack Tonic Water is rather successful at its price point.

Overall, Adirondack Tonic Water

Adirondack Tonic Water isn’t unusual or remarkable. It is an acceptable tonic water that gets the job done at an affordable price point.

Last updated June 28th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

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