Bottled Water of the World

A Connoisseur's Guide to the World of Premium Bottled Waters
By Michael Mascha

Reviews 100 of the world’s best-loved bottled water brands, their sources, composition, flavors, and historical backgrounds, along with expert analysis and full-color photos throughout.

ISBN 9781624545989 | US $ 24.95


Bottled Rain Water

Rainwater has historically been used to irrigate crops and supply drinking water; typically, it is harvested on rooftops and stored for later use.

Many island nations use rainwater as a substantial part of their water supply. Even the roofs of skyscrapers in Hong Kong are used to collect rain. Recently, companies began bottling rainwater falling in remote, unpolluted parts of the world. Several of these waters come from Tasmania, where air pollution is extremely negligible. Rainwater must be harvested carefully—to prevent contamination, the water must be stored quickly after it hits the collection surface.

Bottled rainwater is young water, with an extra-low mineral content. In most cases, it is nitrate free, though bottlers usually filter the water. Examples of bottled rainwaters include Cape Grim, Cloud Juice, and Oregon Rain.