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Help us launch Culpeper tonics. Our innovative range is delicious & made from British botanicals grown, gathered and hand-sourced by us.

by Edible Hedgerow in Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

We are Vic and Jen and we are Edible Hedgerow Ltd.  Over the last couple of years we have become frustrated that wonderful wild British botanicals are often neglected in tonic waters and instead, ingredients are transported across the world to go into our G&Ts. 

We decided to do something about this and have developed a range of tonic waters made from British wild flavours grown, gathered and hand-selected by us. Not only are Culpeper Tonics made from sustainable, environmentally friendly ingredients but our range also includes innovative flavours inspired by great British landscapes.

But who are we? Well Jen is an environmental scientist and her job and background have helped her find the best sustainable sources of foraged ingredients from all across the UK. Vic is the green-fingered one who has found ways to cultivate and grow any ingredients which can't be responsibly gathered from the wild in our Tonic Water Garden. As you may be able to tell, we are both lifelong geeks. Together we have put those science PhDs to good use and trawled through hundreds of years of books and scientific papers back as far as the 15th century to find the best historical tastes and forgotten flavours to include in our drinks. We have worked with the University of Nottingham to use cutting edge science to extract these flavours in as close to their authentic form as possible without introducing any chemicals, or artificial additives. 

We have our recipes, our garden, our kitchens, and our trusted bottler and distributors ready. Now we need your help to make our first bottling runs possible so that we can launch Culpeper Tonics across the UK.  

Culpeper Tonics

Our tonic waters are made from British ingredients and are naturally quinine-free. We craft all our own extracts and syrups from hand selected ingredients, most of which are grown or foraged by us. All our foraged ingredients are gathered with permission from across the UK and always with care for the natural environment and the birds, beasties and creepy crawlies that live within it. 

So let us introduce our flavours.

Bittersweet is our most traditional tonic water. Made from extracts of Angelica root, dandelion root, borage, lemon thyme, lemon verbena and wormwood. Its combination of bitter and sweet can hold its own against even the most juniper-led of gins without smothering your spirits flavour. It also goes great with vodka, rum and even whisky. Think Indian tonic water but without the quinine or air-miles.

Classic Light is our more subtle traditional tonic water made from the same botanicals as Bittersweet but with only half the sugar of our other tonics. Classic Light goes perfectly with floral, fragrant or subtle spirits where it will gently enhance without smothering.

In the Forest is the the first of our landscape inspired range. Made with flavours of Douglas fir, birch leaves and a hint of oak smoke this tonic will transport you to a walk in the woods. A fresh, citrusy tonic with gentle pine notes.

On the Moor is made with Scottish heather flowers and gorse blossom. Its floral and earthy notes will transport you to a blustery hill-top.

With Jen being a marine biologist, unsurprisingly, this maritime tonic was one of the first to be born. By the Sea is flavoured with samphire and sugar kelp. It has an incredibly smooth mouth-feel and a fresh, citrusy and slightly salty flavour. 

From the Garden combines delicate rose with a hint of lavender. Not overly sweet or overpowering, but a distinct fragrant, floral flavour. Think of white picket fences and dramatic floral displays

So hopefully you like the sound of our Culpeper Tonics and would like to be amongst the first in the UK to try them by pledging for one of our reward packages. 

The Rewards

We have a variety of packages starting from as little as £10. Take a look on the right at the options available. Please note we can only sell to over 18s for the Reward packages which include alcohol.  All prices include postage and packing and will arrive with you by May 2019. Please select the Europe packages if you would like your reward package shipped to European countries - the default for other packages is UK shipping only.  All reward packages will be shipped by our trusty distributers, Crafty Connoisseur.

If you don't feel that you can pledge at this time we hope you will still support us by sharing our campaign with friends and family. 

Your help means a lot to us. We look forward to sharing our tonics with you soon.

cheers

Jen and Vic

*please note final designs and packaging may vary slightly from the representations shown here.

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

5 of 50 claimed

Launch Party ticket

One launch party ticket. The party will take place in May 2019 in Nottingham at a time and place to be confirmed. It will be a party not to be missed, we hope you can join us!

£22 or more

18 of 100 claimed

Mixer pack

12 bottles of Culpeper Tonic (2 of each flavour). Includes UK postage and packing.

£32 or more

1 of 20 claimed

Europe - mixer pack

12 bottles of Culpeper Tonic (2 of each flavour). Includes postage and packing to mainland Europe.

£40 or more

9 of 100 claimed

Mega mixer pack

24 bottles of Culpeper Tonic (4 of each flavour). Includes UK postage and packing.

£50 or more

1 of 20 claimed

Europe - mega mixer pack

24 bottles of Culpeper Tonic (4 of each flavour). Includes postage and packing to mainland Europe.

£100 or more

1 of 60 claimed

Forage day with Vic and Jen

Join us for the day in Nottinghamshire and learn how to gather and grow your own drink garnishes. We will spend a few hours foraging for wild ingredients followed by a session showing you how to grow garnishes at home and a practical lesson in creating show-stopping perfect serves using garnishes, syrups and tonics made from wild British ingredients. Includes a buffet lunch. Maximum of 15 participants per day over a range of weekends in May 2019

£130 or more

3 of 150 claimed

The Gin Fan

A full-size bottle of the gin of your choice (Rock Rose, Silverback Mountain Strength or Sloemotion Hedgerow Gin), 24 bottles of Culpeper Tonics (4 of each flavour), 2 engraved Dartington crystal glasses and 2 tickets to our launch party. This pack gives you everything you need to explore our tonics with your favourite gin, served in stunning Culpeper Tonic engraved crystal glasses. Includes UK postage and packing

£130 or more

0 of 96 claimed

The Vodka Fan

A full-size bottle of the vodka of your choice, 24 bottles of Culpeper Tonics (4 of each flavour), 2 engraved Dartington crystal glasses and 2 tickets to our launch party. This pack gives you everything you need to explore our tonics with your favourite vodka. Choose from Holy Grass vodka or brand new Sloemotion Hedgerow Vodka. Includes UK postage and packing.

£140 or more

0 of 36 claimed

Europe - The Gin Fan

A full-size bottle of the gin of your choice (Rock Rose, Silverback Mountain Strength or Sloemotion Hedgerow Gin), 24 bottles of Culpeper Tonics (4 of each flavour), 2 engraved Dartington crystal glasses and 2 tickets to our launch party. This pack gives you everything you need to explore our tonics with your favourite gin, served in stunning Culpeper Tonic engraved crystal glasses. Includes postage and packing to mainland Europe.

£140 or more

0 of 24 claimed

Europe - the Vodka Fan

A full-size bottle of the vodka of your choice, 24 bottles of Culpeper Tonics (4 of each flavour), 2 engraved Dartington crystal glasses and 2 tickets to our launch party. This pack gives you everything you need to explore our tonics with your favourite vodka. Choose from Holy Grass vodka or brand new Sloemotion Hedgerow Vodka. Includes postage and packing to mainland Europe.

£150 or more

The Adventurer

Try our tonics with not 1 but 12 perfectly paired premium British spirits. 24 bottles of Culpeper Tonic will be joined with 12 x 5cl bottles of gins, rums, vodkas, whiskys and liqueurs. Also included are 2 engraved Dartington crystal glasses and 2 tickets to the launch party. Reward includes 12 different 5cl spirits including (but not limited to) Rock Rose Gin, Anno vodka, Sloemotion bramble whisky, Badachro Gin. Includes UK postage and packing

£150 or more

The Gin Connoisseur

Try our tonics with not 1 but 12 perfectly paired premium British gins. 24 bottles of Culpeper Tonic will be joined with 12 x 5cl bottles of gin/gin liqueurs. Also included are 2 engraved Dartington crystal glasses and 2 tickets to the launch party. Reward includes 12 different 5cl gins/gin liqueurs including (but not limited to) Rock Rose, Sloemotion Hedgerow, Lin Gin, Badachro, and Rock Rose Navy Strength. Includes UK postage and packing

£500 or more

0 of 10 claimed

The Stockist

Would you like to be the first in the country to try Culpeper Tonics at your bar, restaurant or shop? This package includes 300 bottles of Culpeper Tonic (50 of each flavour), a wooden Culpeper Tonic display sign and 2 tickets to our launch party. Includes UK postage and packing.

£550 or more

The Discerning Distiller

400 bottles of Culpeper Tonic of the flavours of your choosing. Pick your preferred varieties from our range to compliment your gins, vodkas or other spirits. Email us with your flavour choices to get a bespoke pack for tastings and drinks at your distillery. Includes 2 tickets to the launch party and UK postage and packing.