The world‘s largest and most respected international water tasting awards have announce Svalbarði as the world‘s Best Tasting super low minerality water.
Known as the “Oscars of Waters”, the International Fine Water Tasting Competition 2016 was held over 4 days in Guangzhou, China where 70 waters from 25 countries competed for medals.
The prestigious Gold medal for best tasting water went to Svalbarði Polar Iceberg Water, from Svalbard. The waters are judged for overall quality including appearance, aroma, taste, mouthfeel and aftertaste.
Receiving the Gold Medal from the Fine Water Society, Svalbarði founder Jamal Qureshi said he was delighted by the outcome. “Svalbarði began with a dream to explore the Arctic”. He said,
“When I visited Svalbard for the first time I discovered the ice was exceptionally clean, with a delightful taste. As a gift for my wife, I gathered a little water and brought it home to make a cup of her favourite herbal tea. This set in motion the chain of events which created Svalbarði.”
He added, “My dream to visit Svalbard has become a passion to share it. I know few will ever be able to visit, but with Svalbarði people can taste a piece of the ice at the top of the world.”
Launched in June 2016, Svalbarði is limited edition polar iceberg water harvested from icebergs freshly calved off glaciers in the remote polar region of the Svalbard archipelago, 1000 kms from the North Pole. This pristine ice, locked up for millennia and fresh as snow, is captured, melted and bottled during its few brief months of life before it melts away forever. Svalbarði is almost entirely mineral free with the pH of fresh snow. With an exceptionally smooth mouthfeel Svalbarði has a unique terroir, perfect for pairing with fine foods and wines.
About the International Fine Water Tasting Competition 2016
The first water tasting competition approved by the Fine Water Society with a set of rules and regulations that sets the standard of such competitions for the category in the future. Only natural waters as defined by the Fine Water Society are eligible, no processed waters of municipal waters are admitted to the tasting competition. Participating brands need to be approved by the Fine Water Society. Categories: still waters with super low, low, medium, high minerality; and sparkling waters: natural and artificial carbonation.