Mount Pure Mineral Water has again gained international attention as one of the leading bottled waters in the world, with the award of a silver medal at the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition.
This is the second consecutive year that Mount Pure Mineral Water has been ranked among the best tasting waters worldwide.
Last year, the local company was awarded a bronze medal in the Still water category.
The Berkeley Springs competition was held from February 20-23, 2020 in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.
Among the fourteen entries in the Sparkling Water category, the Mount Pure Sparkling Water was awarded the second place.
Mount Pure, bottled from a pristine source in the Claboney Mountains, was able to hold its own among entries from New Zealand, Canada, Italy, Bosnia, Romania and Texas and New York in the US.
It is bottled from the only known, natural artesian aquifer in the Caribbean and is an excellent source of minerals.
There was a total of 118 entries at the Berkeley Springs annual competition, which is the world’s most prestigious event in the water industry.
The event was broadcast by some of the leading media organisations in the world, including the BBC.
Chief Executive Officer of Mount Pure, Rolanda Mc Queen said, “We at Mount Pure have worked hard to achieve a world class standard for our water, building it into a brand that Grenada can be proud of.
“We are committed to the continued growth of the brand for the benefit of Grenada and for the many people who are part of the Mount Pure team.
“Mount Pure is a company of innovation and it is this innovative spirit that has propelled us into the category of the best of the best in the world.”
Mc Queen praised the Mount Pure team for their hard work and gave special recognition to the technical staff who were able to develop the technology to produce the sparkling water.
The businesswoman said she considers this achievement by Mount Pure to be a national achievement and called on the government to do more to create an enabling environment for local and indigenous businesses.
Sparkling water winners were sourced from three continents ranging from New Zealand to Grenada.
In a telephone conversation, competition organiser, Laura Smith praised the efforts of Mount Pure in once again entering the competition and excelling despite the challenges of getting the samples to Berkeley Springs.