Drinks brand Fever-Tree wins silver medal for garden at Chelsea

Co-founders Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow celebrate award wins

Co-founders Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow celebrate award wins

Premium drinks brand, Fever-Tree, has scooped a silver medal for its tree-house garden at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.

The award comes just days after collecting the Best Drinks Company accolade at The Drinks Business 2011 Awards and an inaugural rating in this year’s Sunday Times HSBC International Track 100.

Launched six years ago, Fever-Tree claims it has spearheaded a new drinks category of premium mixers, including Mediterranean Tonic Water, around the world.

Ranked 32nd in the Sunday Times International Track 100, Fever-Tree was praised by the panel for having a particularly strong presence in the USA and Spain, and for having seen international sales grow by 94% per annum, from £1.1m in 2008 to £4.3m in 2010.

Commenting on Fever-Tree’s success in The Drinks Business, judges said: “The winner this year is genuinely passionate about being different and doing things differently, ticking every box along the way – they deserve praise and recognition. Most of all it was felt that they have invented a new drinks category: premium mixers with beautiful packaging.”

Charles Rolls, Fever-Tree co-founder, said: “We set out to change consumers and industry’s perception of the importance of the mixer and these awards are recognition of the fact the message is starting to spread, exciting times.”