Published: August 2, 2022
If you're a soda, cocktail, or mocktail lover that searches the world over for unique and unexpected tastes, Six Barrel Soda is here for you. Made from scratch with local fruits, and free from chemicals and artificial anything, the Wellington, New Zealand-based company is on a mission to create fizzy flavors that “shake up the soda game.” And they deliver with options like orange and dandelion, spiced cherry, and raspberry lemon.
Since Six Barrel Soda creates experimental flavors, they needed a name just as daring. When winemakers and small breweries tinker with recipes and develop new products, they don’t want to dedicate a whole barrel to it—so they use what's called a “sixth barrel,” a barrel that’s one-sixth the size of a regular one. (Try saying “sixth barrel,” though. It’s difficult, so they shortened it to Six Barrel.)