We source our Scottish mountain water from ancient springs, high in the Cairngorms National Park. It is one of the purest, softest waters in the world. For fifty years it filters its way through the cracks and crevices in layers of granite until it emerges naturally, sparkling in the light. The small molecular cluster size of the water creates a larger surface area for other flavours to exquisitely interact with, making Cushiedoos the perfect mixer for gin or vodka.
As natural as a G&T on a summer’s day.
We’ve made the most natural tonic water you’ll ever find. Cushiedoos is a crafty blend of locally-sourced Scottish heather and Scottish silver birch, with yellow-flowering gentian and wormwood for bitterness and British sugar beet for sweetness.
Act global, source local.
We don’t scour the earth for our ingredients. That would be environmentally reckless. We find them as close to home as possible. That’s why our tonic contains Scottish water, Scottish botanicals and British sugar beet. And that, in turn, is why it tastes so damn good.
Our beautiful botanicals.
Scottish Silver Birch
Unlike common-or-garden tonic waters, ours has no quinine so it won’t dry your palate. There are no naughties. No artificial sweeteners, no preservatives. Even better, it’s got 24% less sugar than the leading premium tonic.
Born and bred in Scotland.
Our bubbly baby, Cushiedoos, was conceived during a romantic summer weekend in the Highlands. Everything on the hotel dinner menu was Scottish. But when Gilly and I asked for a G&T, our Scottish craft gin came with a bottle of sssch-you-know-what. That was the moment I decided Scotland deserved its own special tonic, with Scottish water and Scottish botanicals.
We christened our brainchild back home in our garden. Lazing under an oak tree, gin and tonics to hand, Gilly and I were lulled by a soft coo-coo-coo-ri-coo from the branches above. “I love that sound,” I said. “Cushiedoos” said Gilly, “Scottish wood-pigeons. They partner up for life.” “Like gin and tonic”, I said. “Boom”, she said.