ABOUT US

Counterpoint was launched in 2013 and was originally known as Britvic Licensed Wholesale Ltd. Our company has roots reaching back to 1773 and the invention of Soda Water by Augustine Thwaites Junior in the medical laboratory in Trinity College Dublin and in 1799 when Augustine developed our Thwaites’ Soda Water brand. Later in 1852 Thomas Cantrell invented ginger ale in Belfast, the brand we call Club Ginger Ale today.
 

ORIGINS DATING BACK TO THE INVENTION OF CARBONATED SOFT DRINKS

Counterpoint’s brands have a long history dating back to 1852 with Thomas Cantrell inventing ginger ale in Belfast, the brand we call Club Ginger Ale today. This was followed by Cantrell & Cochrane’s Club Soda in the late 1800s, Miwadi in the 1920s and Ireland’s first carbonated orange drink Club Orange for the Kildare Street Club in Dublin. Britvic’s juices were launched in the 1940s. Counterpoint and Britvic Ireland continue to lead the development of soft drinks in Ireland.