Finally, Speyside Glenlivet is in stock for all of you patient customers, (and some not so patient). The source of Speyside Glenlivet is located in Greater Speyside, which covers a wide area of Scotland from the Culloden battlefield in the east, to the Cairngorms National Park in the south. It offers beautiful scenery, heather covered hills, clear rushing burns, a high concentration of whisky distilleries, an abundance of wildlife, superb local produce and silence.
The spring is in the Crown estate of Glenlivet, which sits in the high land to the north east of the Cairngorms and contains the lower reaches of the Avon and its famous tributary the Livet, plus of course the world renowned river Spey. Speyside Glenlivet is one of the world's greatest whisky producing regions and home to many of Scotland’s most famous distilleries. At its heart lies the small but globally renowned village of Glenlivet. Historians reveal that the world’s first whisky distillery was founded here over two hundred years ago.
Most true Scotch drinkers will recognize the name immediately. The water is superb for adding a touch to many of the whiskey's from the same region of Scotland. If you're a scotch drinker, we need say no more.
Consistent with the pristine quality of this gorgeous, rugged countryside, the chemistry of Speyside Glenlivet is equally pure. The geology is a 500 million year-old rock formation called the Braes of Glenlivet. The springs – named Slochd and Clash – are at an altitude of 1,520 feet. Speyside’s pH is 7.7, a slightly alkalinic level favored by many because it delivers a slightly sweet after taste. Total Dissolved Solids are a mere 58 milligrams per liter, ranking Speyside in the “pure” category. Nitrates are extremely low at 1.0 mg/l, and the only two chemical elements with any prominence are Bicarbonates at 45 mg/l, and Calcium, which weighs in at 13 mg/l.
Water In The News...
If Going Green is What You Want....
Maybe you should take a look at this. There is a new source for harvesting water, and yes, that's said properly, it's a harvest. That is not water collected from a spring or well. This water is made from the sap of the maple tree, and literally harvested like a fine wine during maple syrup season. Each spring, Quebec maple syrup production generates about one billion liters of sap water, which until now has been discarded. Because the sap only runs for a short time in early spring, the number of bottles that come to market is limited. The brand shown here is De Laubier.
Bottled Water vs. CSD (Carbonated Soft Drinks), Again
In the January issue of the Fountainhead, we mentioned how bottled water sales will soon be exceeding sales of carbonated soft drinks. New articles have followed suit, and comments coming from Danone and Nestles' Waters confirm more of the same.
Danone’s Head of Category Development has said, in the UK, it will happen by 2017.
The retail figures for 2013 are impressive, with bottled water value up 10.5%, and soft drinks value up 3.9%.
According to Nestlé, it already has – in the four weeks to 20 July 2013 – though only by volume rather than value.
Canadean, an industry leading consumer market research company also cited bottled water sales continue to pick up and could become the biggest nonalcoholic beverage category by 2015.
Bottled Water: A Public Service for Health
That is the title of a recent article written in Water Technology, authored by Chris Hogan, VP of Communications at IBWA (International Bottled Water Association).
The article highlights the positive and important health roles played by bottled water. It touches on many key issues, including healthy hydration, consumer choice, and bottled water’s role in fighting obesity.
Echoing the same conclusions drawn above reflecting bottled water exceeding carbonated soft drinks, the article states bottled water growth can be attributed to a "shift-in-consumption" trend, with the soft drink category experiencing its eighth consecutive year of volume loss. Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC), CEO Michael Bellas predicts water could overtake soda as America's most popular packaged beverage in the next decade.
This is an extensive article supporting bottled water, and worth the read. For more; click here.
NYC Drinking Water
They say NYC has some of the best tasting water around
...but where are the lines?
Brands In The News
Elie Saab makes it to the Golden Globes
The same Elie Saab responsible for this year's designer bottle from evian, made an impact at the Golden Globe's a couple of weeks ago. Shown below are two dresses designed by Saab.
Water Bottle Art
Made from thousands of discarded water bottles, rising from Botafogo Beach in Rio de Janeiro.
now there's an idea.....room dividers
where there's a bottle, there may be a bottle cap. This design is completely made from bottle caps.
The natural Mivela water spring is situated in the area of
Veluće village, Serbia, in the Pasjačka river bed at 720 ft above
sea level. Mivela natural mineral water is distinguished by its high
level of magnesium. Mivela contains 330mg magnesium per litre.
The quantity of Magnesium in 1 liter will satisfy the body’s daily need for this mineral.
Available in plastic, 250ml, 500ml, 1L and 1.5L sizes.
It takes seven and a half years for the average American residence to use the same amount of water that flows over the Niagara Falls in one second (750,000 gallons).
The first water pipes in the US were made from wood.
When thirsty, a camel can drink 25 gallons of water in less than three minutes.
An elephant's trunk can hold 2.5 gallons of water.
Atlantic salmon can jump as high as 4.5 meters out of the water.