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     THE UNITED KINGDOM & IRELAND COLLECTION
  The national celebrations of St. George's, St. David's, St. Andrew's, & St. Patrick's are once a year. We celebrate the great waters from beneath "The Isles" every day.

Aqua Maestro is proud to stock a superior collection of Scottish, Welsh, English, and Irish natural mineral waters:
      Gleneagles (Gleneagles, Perthshire, Scotland)

The point of effluence for Gleneagles Natural Mineral Water is in the famous village of Gleneagles, a renowned golfing Mecca and international conference destination. Gleneagles is most famous for its stunning bottle, which has won EPICA (Europe Premier Creative Award), the British Bottlers Institute Gold Award, and the Berkely Festival Gold Award for Packaging, among many others. In the UK, you find Gleneagles in places like St. Andrews, No.1 Aldwych, and the Soho Brasserie. This excellent low mineral water - from Beneath the Rainbow, as etched on every bottle - is a product of heavy rainfall in the Gleneagles Valley that filters into deep caverns over a fifteen year percolation and purification process. Apart from the 8 mg/l of Nitrate, which is slightly above the magic 5 mg level, there's not much of anything in the chemistry of Gleneagles water...which is precisely its appeal.
   
Acidity (PH) 7.8
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) 235 mg/l
Calcium (Ca++) 46 mg/l
Magnesium (Mg++) 7.3 mg/l
Sodium (Na+) 11 mg/l
Potassium (K+) 0.6 mg/l
Bicarbonate (HCO3-) 136 mg/l
Chloride (Cl-) 42.7 mg/l
Sulphate (SO4--) 10.7 mg/l
Fluoride (F-) 0.07 mg/l
Nitrate (NO3-) 8.0 mg/l
Silica (SiO2) NA
      Highland Spring (Blackford, Perthshire, Scotland)

Next time you have a scotch and water, consider what portion of the total drink is water compared to alcohol. For the best scotch and water or scotch and soda, use the best Scottish still or carbonated water. The Highland Spring source, fabled since 1503 and King James IV of Scotland, comes from the Ochil Hills regional formation of red sandstone and basalt. This formation is some 400 million years old, and encompasses the nearby Gleneagles source also. The water quality results from a long-term filtration of fresh rainwater from the undulating heather clad slopes. Highland Spring is even lower in minerals than Gleneagles - virtually Sodium-free, and Nitrate-free. It is one of the elite low-TDS natural mineral waters on earth.
   
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) 136 mg/l
Calcium (Ca++) 35 mg/l
Magnesium (Mg++) 8.5 mg/l
Sodium (Na+) 6 mg/l
Potassium (K+) 0.6 mg/l
Bicarbonate (HCO3-) 136 mg/l
Chloride (Cl-) 7.5 mg/l
Sulphate (SO4--) 6 mg/l
Fluoride (F-) <0.1 mg/l
Nitrate (NO3-) <1.0 mg/l
      Hildon (Hampshire, England)

Hildon is arguably Britain's snootiest water. The beautifully understated bottle is served at scores of first class hotel and resort properties, is seen on the dais at the Ryder Cup when the event is played in the UK, it graces picnic tables at polo matches, and is allegedly first choice at Buckingham. The chemistry of Hildon features good levels of Calcium and Bicarbonates. According to the company, the Nitrate level is 6 milligrams per liter. If the Queen Mother used Hildon to dilute her gin, we shouldn't be a bit surprised.
   
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) 312 mg/l
Calcium (Ca++) 97 mg/l
Magnesium (Mg++) 1.7 mg/l
Sodium (Na+) 7.7 mg/l
Bicarbonate (HCO3-) 136 mg/l
Chloride (Cl-) 16 mg/l
Sulphate (SO4--) 4 mg/l
Nitrate (NO3-) 6 mg/l
      Speyside Glenlivet (Ballindalloch, Glenlivet, Scotland)

Speyside Glenlivet brings a special statement of Celtic elegance to Aqua Maestro's UK & Ireland Collection. Speyside is drawn from the 500 million year old Braes of Glenlivet rock formation, situated inside the Crown Estate of Glenlivet. Despite Speyside's geological antiquity, the brand is relatively new as a commercial source, which modern connoisseurs applaud in cases where the source has been confirmed as pristine. Speyside presents itself as a superior line in distinctive, dignified glass bottles - the label's face is gorgeous, and it also reads transparently through the back of the bottle. At 58 mg/liter of total minerals, Speyside is lighter than Tau and Gleneagles, and virtually Sodium-free and Nitrate-free. As ultra-premium brands packaged in fancy glass go, this one is definitely worth the money. Comes large and small, and in still and sparkling.
   
Acidity (PH) 7.7 mg/l
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) 58 mg/l
Calcium (Ca++) 13 mg/l
Magnesium (Mg++) 2.1 mg/l
Sodium (Na+) 4.3 mg/l
Potassium (K+) 0.7 mg/l
Bicarbonate (HCO3-) 45 mg/l
Chloride (Cl-) 6.0 mg/l
Sulphate (SO4--) >5.0 mg/l
Flouride (F-) NA
Nitrate (NO3-) 1.0 mg/l
      Tau (Bethania, Wales)

The Welsh word Tau means "to be silent." Tau's chic minimalist styling in clear glass and monochromatic labeling creates a strikingly contemporary, quiet statement. Tau is the anti-Evian, in the sense that it is stylistically New Age, and the stuff inside the bottle is consistent with the New Age packaging image. At 78 mg/l of Calcium, 24 mg/l of Magnesium, and a sensational 13.5 mg/l of Silica, the water has seriously good quality - and it manages to deliver the goods with a neutral pH, very low-TDS, and negligible Nitrates. In all, a truly brilliant water whose time has come. For brands in this quality standard of water and packaging, Tau also represents a superior value.
   
Acidity (PH) 7.2
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) 208 mg/l
Calcium (Ca++) 78 mg/l
Magnesium (Mg++) 24 mg/l
Sodium (Na+) 5 mg/l
Potassium (K+) 1 mg/l
Bicarbonate (HCO3-) 357 mg/l
Chloride (Cl-) 4.5 mg/l
Sulphate (SO4--) 10 mg/l
Nitrate (NO3-) 0.1 mg/l
Silica (SiO2) 13.5
      Tipperary (Borrisoleigh, Tipperary, Republic of Ireland)

You don't have to be Irish to love Tipperary. Tipperary was the first Irish mineral water ever to be granted Natural Mineral Water Status by the EU. The source in Devil's Bit Mountains is 300 feet below the surface, and the manner of percolation in this part of Ireland makes for an exceptionally clean water: the Nitrate content is .5 mg/l. The Magnesium is desirable at 25 mg/l, and the same can be said of the 17 mg/l of Potassium. On the flip side of the coin, the water contains 25 mg/l of Sodium, and its 7.7 pH is just on the borderline of moving toward a hint of tartness. But at the end of the day, if you want great water from the Emerald Isle, it's a long way to go to top Tipperary.
   
Acidity (PH) 7.7
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) 272 mg/l
Calcium (Ca++) 37 mg/l
Magnesium (Mg++) 23 mg/l
Sodium (Na+) 25 mg/l
Potassium (K+) 17 mg/l
Bicarbonate (HCO3-) 282 mg/l
Chloride (Cl-) 15 mg/l
Sulphate (SO4--) 10 mg/l
Nitrate (NO3-) 0.5 mg/l
      Ty Nant (Bethania, Wales)

James Bond, The Italian Job, Formula One Racing, Louis Vuitton Challenge Cup - you name it: if it's chic, particularly if it's Anglo-related, you're likely to see some kind of tie-in with Ty Nant, and for good reason. The utter purity of Ty Nant is attributable to an unusual aquifer lodged in a dense geological formation; the discovery of this source in the Cambdian Mountains in rural Wales occurred in 1976. Ty Nant has no Nitrates, a neutral pH, and very low total mineralization at only 165 mg/l. Ty Nant is lighter overall than its sister brand Tau - mainly because of the lower level of Bicarbonate - although it should be noted that Ty Nant has more Sodium. Once famous only for their eye-popping cobalt blue glass bottle shaped like a bowling pin, Ty Nant revolutionized plastic packaging when it introduced its radical asymmetrical design a few years ago. It is easily the most unforgettable, impressive PET (plastic) packaging in the world, with a hard ripple effect that absolutely evokes the fluidity of water. Walk into your gym carrying a Ty Nant 1/2 Liter or 1 liter plastic bottle, and heads turn. Have your waiter bring the blue bottle at your favorite restaurant, and you'll see the same kind of reaction.
   
Acidity (PH) 6.8
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) 165 mg/l
Calcium (Ca++) 22.5 mg/l
Magnesium (Mg++) 11.5 mg/l
Sodium (Na+) 22 mg/l
Potassium (K+) 1 mg/l
Bicarbonate (HCO3-) 116 mg/l
Chloride (Cl-) 14 mg/l
Sulphate (SO4--) 3.7 mg/l
Fluoride (F-) 0.148 mg/l
Nitrate (NO3-) <0.1 mg/l
Iron (Fe++) 0.002
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