Wisconsin grapefruit soda wins gold at 2023 World Spirits Championships

Top Note Tonic, a Milwaukee-based brand of beverage mixers and alcohol-free beverages, recently took home a gold medal at the 2023 Beverage Testing Institute World Spirits Championships for its Sparkling Grapefruit Soda.

Chicago-based Beverage Testing Institute’s World Spirits Championships is America’s oldest annual international spirits competition that awards medals based on a 100-point scale. Top Note Tonic’s Sparkling Grapefruit Soda was awarded 92 points this year in the Cocktail Mixer category in a blind tasting by BTI’s panel of judges and top beverage industry professionals.

Beverage Testing Institute also awarded Top Note 92 points and a gold medal for its Classic Tonic Water in 2019 and its Ginger Beer in 2018, as well as 87 points and a Silver Medal for its Indian Tonic Water in 2018.