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Aug 27, 2009 08:49 AM

Q Tonic

Love the tonic water Q tonic, but the local source, Lower Falls Wine, charges about $7.50 for a 4 pack. Does anyone know of a cheaper local source- Boston or metro west?? Also are there any local restaurants using this stuff ? It has a nice clean flavor and is not too sweet. If you make a gin and tonic with it side by side with Schweppes you will notice a big difference. (No, I have no ownership interest in this company).

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  1. Davis Square liquors and Porter square both charge the same. I was not impressed enough to pay the premium - well at least not when I am having guests over.

    1. While $8 for a four-pack does seem to more or less be the going rate for the Q, I have seen the comparably good Fever Tree at Liquor World in Porter Square for (I think) $6 for 4.

      And, annoyingly, Pemberton Market, a little further down Mass Ave, had several of the Fever Tree products--ginger ale, bitter lemon--but not the tonic water, for like $4 for a four-pack. This was a couple weeks ago, and may have changed since then.

      1. Yes, it's yummy all right. My source (the liquor store next to Fresh Pond Whole Foods) actually sells it for $7.99 so will be very interested to know if there are other cheaper places to buy it.

        1. $7.49 for a 4-pack of 6.2-oz bottles at Foodies Urban Market in the South End. Yikes! It's good, but I don't think it's that good, either.

          One industry person I know would like to use it at his bar, but at 80 cents a bottle at wholesale cost, even he can't do it.

          1. I find Whole Foods' 365 brand tonic as good as either Q or Fever Tree, and it's $2.79 for a six-pack of 12-ounce cans.