Top Note Tonic
Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin,Top Note Tonic founders Mary Pellettieri and Noah Swanson have drawn upon their collective experiences, to start a company that will change the way people think about- and enjoy- mixers.
In 2014, while researching different ways to bitter beer, the complex variety of herbs used in Amaro, Vermouth, and bitter wines from Europe intrigued Mary. She stumbled upon the origins of soft drinks, when a ‘tonic’ was a bitter botanical drink made by pharmacists for health and vigor. Mary and Noah began experimentation with syrups and whole herbs in a commercial kitchen they built. They began pouring through old recipes for tinctures. They formulated their two aromatic tonics and Bitter Lemon with gentian extract and natural quinine extract, and added a third flavor Ginger Beer, with their twist of date sugar. A sofi award from the Specialty Food Association in 2017 put a stamp of approval on Top Note as the American craft mixer of choice, and the portfolio to beat on flavor!