Jack Rudy Cocktails believes they've managed to create the closest possible thing to a perfect Gin & Tonic. Their Classic Tonic Syrup (formerly known as our Small Batch Tonic) is essentially a quinine concentrate. It’s designed to pair with your favorite Gin or Vodka, and is then stretched with soda water to make a bright, light, refreshing highball.
With a backbone of quinine, culled from the Cinchona Tree, we’ve added a delicate mix of botanicals and then sweetened it with real cane sugar; the final product is a complex mixture that introduces a fine bitterness to any cocktail, and a great pairing with the botanicals of the finest Gins in the world.
Quinine was once considered a cure for malaria. We aren't doctors, so the only thing we definitively know it will cure is the happy hour conundrum.
JACK RUDY BRAND: Our products are formulated in small batches and distributed across the globe to the finest bottle shops, bars, restaurants, and discerning customers.
Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. is a family-run company based in Charleston, SC, and Lexington, KY. Our goal is to take long-forgotten staples of the American bar and reinvent them, in an effort to drink as our great-grandparents might once have.
Our Great-Grandfather's Legacy
Jack Rudy was many things. He was a pilot who illegally flew his plane under the Ohio River Bridge (on a dare), an inventor who created a mechanical device for pharmacists to count pills, and a craftsman who once built a houseboat out of an old city bus.
After serving as an aircraft mechanic in WWII, he spent his working life as an engineer. He read Popular Mechanics and National Geographic cover to cover – a curious type who made his own bullets and shot them into a dirt wall he constructed in his basement. In addition to being a ‘marvelous’ dancer, he LOVED to entertain and was known to overindulge in drink, smoke, and his wife’s gourmet cooking.
Products and Philosophy
Our products are crafted in the United States in small batches, and distributed carefully across the world to finer bottle shops, bars, restaurants, and general fans of a delicious drink.