Yorkshire Tonics Shortlisted in Great British Food Awards

A North Yorkshire drink producer are celebrating after having one of their premium tonics shortlisted for a prestigious national award. 

Yorkshire Tonics, made by Thixendale based Raisthorpe Manor saw their Pink Grapefruit tonic shortlisted as part of the annual British Food Award.

Made on farm using local water blended with a range of botanicals, the range currently includes six varieties blended to perfectly pair with their gins.

Launched in 2018 following the success of their award-winning range of spirits, Yorkshire Tonics, which is run by Oliver Medforth, was started in response to the popularity for premium tonics and the booming artisan gin industry. 

Oliver said: “The modern G&T is a cocktail of flavours and our range of tonics elevates the natural qualities of the gin without overpowering them.  Yorkshire tonics have been carefully developed to enhance and perfectly pair with our spirits, after all, tonic makes up two-thirds of the drink, and pairing the right tonic is just as important as your choice of gin.”

Founded in 2014, The Great British Food Awards aim to celebrate the country’s finest artisan produce across a broad range of categories. This year’s awards have been expanded to include a number of new product areas, and feature a celebrity judging panel including Raymond Blanc OBE, Masterchef’s Monica Galetti, Olly Smith, Eric Lanlard and Miguel Barclay.

Olive continues: “We’re absolutely thrilled to of been shortlisted for such a prestigious award.  It’s a great way to promote our products on a national scale and we’re looking forward to finding out how we get on in the finals later on in the year.”

The winners of each category will be announced in the Autumn issue of Great British Food magazine.

Raisthorpe’s Yorkshire Tonics and their range of spirits are available from selected independent retailers throughout the UK and online at www.raisthorpemanor.com