By Marianne Curtis
A family owned and operated water company from Middleboro was recently awarded the prestigious Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting gold medal for 2012, making the product the `Best Tasting Water`in the world.
At the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition a panel of eleven media judges sampled and rated each entry on five specific attributes under guidelines similar to those in a wine tasting. Out of thirty entries from around the world, Jackson Springs Water, which originates in Middleboro was named the “Best Tasting Water” in the world.
Chris Garrick, President, Jackson Springs Water is thrilled with the international award and recognition.
“We are still jumping – for years customers have been telling us they wouldn’t drink anything else,” explained Garrick. “They’ve been telling us the number one thing they like is the taste – the award confirms what our customers already felt, you can’t get any better taste than our bottled water.”
To win the award, water is judged by clarity, overall taste, after taste and if it makes you want more.
“I believe that is the mineral profile that our water offers that makes the difference,” Garrick added. “Our water represents about 2 percent of natural water in the world that you can drink directly from the source.”
Jackson Springs is marketed as a premium, natural spring water that features a moderate mineral profile as recommended by the World Health Organization. It has an alkaline ph of 8.1 and is also sodium and fluoride free.
This is not the first time that water from Middleboro has been recognized as the best or by elite clientele. Other honours include privately labelled for the Queen of England, the only water served to the world leaders during the G-8 meeting held at Kananaskis, Alberta and its exclusive bottling for Donald Trump’s as “Trump Ice”.
Jackson Springs can found in Selkirk, Winkler and Pilot Mound, with distributorship opportunities available in Brandon, Portage La Prairie, Steinbach and Thompson. The company has also recently introduced Jackson Springs to a number of Winnipeg’s fine dining establishments through its restaurant carafe program.