What Happens 1700 Meters above sea level?

We’ve gone a bit wild with this month’s Amazonian Gin of the Month box. To match with the Bolivian gin, we included 1724 tonic water as the mixer for this month's perfect G&T ! The name 1724 refers to how meters above sea level the team behind 1724 after harvesting quinine. A lot changes at 1,700 metres above sea level. Here are just a few of the things that work differently up where the cinchona plant grows…


The boiling point of liquids is lower – which is part of why La República Amazonica Gin is so delicious!

Those more used to living at sea level will feel drunk more quickly– sometimes after a single G&T. That’s because you’re more likely to be dehydrated and a little altitude-sick.

Your shampoo bottle might explode, as the ‘thicker’ air tries harder to escape the plastic bottle.

You’ll sunburn more quickly, as the ‘thin’ air doesn’t offer as much protection from the sun’s UV rays.