One of the founders of premium drinks brand Fever-Tree has sold a stake of around 4pc in the company for more than £70m. Charles Rolls has cashed in on 4.5m shares at a price of £16.25, the company announced. Victoria Moore recently met the pair who launched the brand.
Can anyone still remember the days before tonic got chichi? Before you weren’t just asked which gin you wanted, but which tonic you wanted to mix it with too? When it was just Britvic or Schweppes? When it almost always came in those big plastic bottles that got squashed and left half-empty in the fridge until the tonic inside was dismal and flat?
Then, in 2005, Fever-Tree arrived: a boutique tonic sold in small glass bottles, promising no artificial sweeteners, and only the best-quality ingredients. I was intrigued. As a G&T enthusiast I was desperate to try it out. I have to say that it didn’t particularly strike me as an...
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