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Yorkshire Tonics awarded vegan accreditation

Raisthorpe Distillery is celebrating four of its Yorkshire Tonics being awarded vegan accreditation.

The citrus, apple and elderflower, skinny and premium tonics have all won the certified vegan status from BeVeg, the leading vegan certification network widely recognised as providing the independent gold standard for global vegan certification. 

Based at Thixendale in the Yorkshire Wolds, Raisthorpe’s mixers are made by blending local water with natural citrus and fruity botanicals and quassia – rather than traditional quinine.

Raisthorpe operations director Oliver Medforth said: “Veganism is a movement that is here to stay. The pandemic helped to increase awareness of how food and drink is produced with consumers seeking out natural ingredients.

“Our vegan tonics are produced on the farm in East Yorkshire using natural, non-animal derived, products and this certification provides independent assurance of their vegan credentials. We’re delighted that now everyone can enjoy the sharp, crisp flavours of our tonics.”

Available as either 200ml or 500 ml size bottles the Yorkshire Tonics are available online or through independent retailers and delis, farm shops. Yorkshire Tonics are also available in a gift box set complete with a ‘gin wheel’ to help consumers pair them with their favourite spirit.

Raisthorpe was established more than ten years ago. The company produces a range of gin and gin liqueurs as well as vodkas, whiskies and ports.


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