OTC BEVERAGES is a multi award nominated and a multi award winning brand of non alcoholic drinks. Their current flavours include ginger beer, sorrel and Butterflypea flower with Lime juice – each based on traditional Caribbean flavours.
Creating a drinks company was a dream that Shirley White had for some time. OTC Beverages came to life after attending her father’s 80th Birthday in 2017.
The party was a great celebration for her father reaching a milestone. However, she realised that the generation who had created the culture, food and beverages that she had grown up drinking and eating, were getting older and are passing away at a rapid pace, so she felt moved to preserve their legacy, and that’s how OTC Beverages came to life.
Shirleys’ father made sure that his family never wanted for anything as they grew up in the North London Borough of Islington living a treasured lifestyle. In addition to the legacy of what her parents had created, she realised they paved the way to make it easier for their children and their grandchildren to have a better life than they had experienced when they first arrived in the United Kingdom.
She wanted to leave something to remember her father; a strong, peaceful, caring, and family-oriented man from Montserrat and her mother, a fiercely independent, strong-willed Jamaican woman.
WHAT DOES OTC STAND FOR?
- OTC – Original Traditional Concoctions – our drinks are a mix of traditional, organic, and natural flavours.
- Our drinks can be sold ‘Over the Counter’.
- OTC pays homage to the Founder’s career in the Financial Services Industry OTC Trading.
- What does O.T.C stand for? The (O) – Omari and The (T) Tyrone who are my sons and The (C) – Corey who is my nephew. Enjoy the taste, and feel of our drinks. Plus, tag us on Instagram and join us on our journey!