In the search for botanicals it didn’t take long to hit upon the idea of using rhubarb as the famous Wakefield Triangle is just down the road. The luscious pinky-red stalks merging into green of this vegetable became the inspiration for the colours on the bottle. (Yes, they were surprised to learn it wasn’t a fruit too!)
Even more of a surprise was the discovery that liquorice was also grown locally and the soft sweetness of the root of this plant was a perfect partner to the tangy freshness of the rhubarb.
These two botanicals quickly became fundamental to the taste and eight other botanicals were sourced, coming from all over the world, until they were all happy they had the perfect mix and blend. Friends and family were drafted in for tasting sessions which, unsurprisingly, proved to be very popular. Twenty four variations later and the Jacqson recipe was finalised.