Fitch & Leedes Gin & Tonic Festival encore in KZN

Fitch & Leedes Gin & Tonic Festival encore in KZN
Chris Saunders Park – Saturday, 2 June 2018 from 11:00 till 20:00

Fitch & Leedes, the superb range of authentic mixers preferred by most master distillers, is back in KwaZulu-Natal for the second consecutive year as title sponsor of the Fitch & Leedes Gin & Tonic Festival.

This much celebrated festival brings a wide selection of local craft gins and premium international brands to one picturesque location on Saturday, 2 June 2018 at the Chris Saunders Park in Umhlanga. Here the outstretched lawns and beautiful amphitheatre will come alive with artisanal food stalls serving a variety of gourmet street food, live music from local artists and superb G&Ts.

As title sponsor of the festival, Fitch & Leedes prides itself as the understudy to greatness, accentuating the botanical character and subtle notes in hand crafted gins. Understanding the time and effort put into perfecting a premium gin, Fitch & Leedes tonics are made for the utmost purity in terms of quality and taste to ensure the best representation of what was intended by the master distiller.

Fitch & Leedes will be supplying the tonics for all the G&Ts at the festival. Choose the delicate combination of bitter and sweet in the Indian Tonic for a truly satisfying G&T moment. Pretty in pink with whiffs of rose petals and fresh cucumber, Fitch & Leedes Pink Tonic adds a delightful twist to your classic G&T. Both popular tonics are now also available in a sugar free alternative to ensure that everyone can savour the perfect G&T.

Festival goers can enjoy a wide selection of premium G&T tasters or step it up a notch with perfect serve G&Ts spiced up with a host of fresh garnishes.

“We are very excited to return to KwaZulu-Natal as headline sponsor of the Gin and Tonic Festival. At Fitch & Leedes, it is our philosophy that the hard work and skill of the distiller should be amplified and celebrated. With this in mind, our range of mixers are delicately carbonated and finely balanced to ensure the flavour nuances in the gin are the hero of the G&T experience,” explains Brand Manager James Shaw.

Let this superb range of mixers take you back to an era when things were still made with the utmost care and craftsmanship. Inspired by the intrepid gentlemen merchantmen of London, Ralph Fitch and William Leedes, who set sail on De Tyger in 1583 in search of new, exotic tastes in India and the East, Fitch & Leedes speaks of the romance and integrity of a bygone age. There are seven timeless classics: Club Soda; Indian Tonic and Indian Tonic sugar free; Ginger Ale; Bitter Lemon and Bitter Lemon Lite; Lemonade; Pink Tonic and Pink Tonic sugar free; and the newest addition to the range, Craft Cola and Craft Cola sugar free.

Brought to the Durban shores by local events companies, MRJ Events and Big Nite Out Productions, the festival is one of the highlights on the KZN social calendar. The Fitch & Leedes Gin & Tonic Festival takes place on Saturday, 2 June at the Chris Sauders Park in Umhlanga from 11:00 till 20:00. Tickets range from R140 to R180 per person and are available via For more information on the Fitch & Leedes Gin & Tonic Festival visit or

Fitch & Leedes can be found at leading purveyors of fine beverages, boutique wine shops, selected deli’s, fine dining establishments and cocktail bars at around R40 for a 6-pack of 200ml cans or R36 per 4-pack of 200ml glass bottles. For more information about the Fitch & Leedes range, contact James Shaw at Tel: (+27) 021 886 8842, Fax: 021 887 1005 or send an email to



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Issued by: GC Communications
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Tel: (+27)21 462 0520

On behalf of: Chill Beverages International (Pty) Ltd

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