Our story began in 1783 when Jacob Schweppe brought ‘Schweppervescence’ to life. He was the first to perfect the art of capturing and bottling bubbles (the process of carbonation) and founded Schweppes in Geneva, Switzerland. The company eventually expanded into England and his sparkling soda waters were endorsed by leading doctors and sold as a treatment for a variety of ailments. It was described as “a safe and cooling drink for persons exhausted by much speaking, heated by dancing or crowded assemblies”.
In 1798, Jacob retired and sold most of his interest in the company to three men. In exchange, he revealed to the partners ‘the whole art, mystery and process of making and composing artificial mineral waters’. Schweppes continues Jacob’s tradition of innovation, craft and quality to this day