Meet the Maker: Percival & Co.
On one of our daily strolls last week we spotted the first buds forming on the bare trees and green shoots timidly peeping their heads through the softening earth; a glimpse of spring on the horizon. The promise of lighter days and warmer temperatures has Barbury Hill taking a look at our diets, making the switch from the comfort food and drink that’s seen us through winter to the fresher flavours that signal springtime. So with just 85 calories and 4% ABV, the hard tonics from independent British producer, Percival & Co, have joined Barbury Hill at just the right time - a healthier option for January, with the fresh, sunny flavours of an English summertime giving a hint of warmer days to come.
Founded by Lucy Warhurst following a fruitless search for an invigorating drink that was low on alcohol, calories and sugar but high on flavour, Percival & Co began life in the hedgerows and fields that surround her Oxfordshire family farm. Using the best British botanicals and fruits, fermented apple wine and sparkling spring water, her hard tonics are a sophisticated alternative to the usual low-alcohol offerings and were an instant hit at Barbury Hill when we sampled them.
The Rose and Juniper Hard Tonic marries the delicate floral notes of rose with the crisp edge of juniper to create an elegant and refreshing drink that had us dreaming of long summer days in the garden. The wild Elderflower is simply sunshine in a bottle whilst the newest flavour Apple & Mint is a refreshing explosion of sparkling floral notes. With delivery from Barbury Hill, we can bring the promise of brighter days direct to your door and the boxes of 12 allow for a splash of sunshine in your day as often as you wish. If this is your first time trying Percival & Co, why not order the gift pack of four from Barbury Hill, with two of each flavour - do let us know which is your favourite, the jury is still out here!
by Tor Saner, Product & Marketing
Tor ensures our platform and product selection is as good as it can be and is always on the lookout for delicious hidden gems. Tor has eaten her way around the globe and loves nothing more than a glass of chilled Rosé in the sunshine with friends.