Is the thought of sparkling water mouth-watering to you? Or are you indifferent when it comes to this transparent liquid? Maybe you just haven’t tried the right water yet, because for the true connoisseur and gourmet, even something as profane as water can become an exclusive beverage. ‘What about champagne?’ you might ask. Yes, champagne is pure luxury but those who spend a lot on drinks, will not save money when it comes to water either and will seek the premium option. The exclusive origin of each of these waters is reflected not only in their great taste but also in their pricing.
PLEASING TO THE EYE BUT CARRYING A BIG ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT
The bottle design is markedly different from the average mineral water you find in the supermarket. Many bottles are works of art, and are striking to the eye with their colour schemes or their embellishment with Swarovski crystals. In many cases, the expensive waters come from remote regions of the planet and are flown around half the globe before they are consumed. Therefore, they are really not contributing to a positive ecological balance.
Please don’t cry! Although tears of joy would be understandable. For an affordable 26 euros per litre you can enjoy King Island Cloud Juice, also known as “God’s Tears”. The still water, consisting of exactly 9,750 drops of Tasmanian rainwater per 0.75 litre bottle, comes from King Island near the Australian coast. It is considered the purest water in the world. The Australian “cloud juice” is by orders of magnitude cleaner than the World Health Organisation’s drinking water guidelines request.
Bling H2O is the trendiest water among stars and starlets, after all it is distributed by Hollywood producer Kevin Boyd. It comes from a spring in Dandridge, Tennessee. Visually, the bottle is reminiscent of fine champagne bottles and is also adorned with real Swarovski crystals. Indeed: It’s all about the bling! Bling H2O was voted the best water in the world. For a staggering 123 euros per bottle you are able try this US luxury water as well.
You will know the true taste of water when you are in the desert.
Kobe in Japan is known to meat connoisseurs for the legendary Kobe beef, one of the most expensive types of meat on the market worldwide. Very close to Kobe lies the source of Rokko No Mizu, considered the most precious water in the world, and also used by the pre-eminent sake producers of Japan. It is well known that Japanese people reach a particularly high age. Apparently, in the Rokko mountain range life expectancy is even higher than the Japanese average. The reason for this is believed to be the Rokko No Mizu water. Bought on site, it costs less than one euro per litre. If you purchase it overseas, however, you will have to pay around 124 euros per litre of this premium beverage. One thing is for sure: With this choice drink you will shine at any dinner party. Kanpai!