Water is a major requirement for existence. This is why it is among the most sought-after needs of man. Despite the fact that the earth is comprised of roughly 70% water, it’s amazing how bottled water business has become a billion dollar industry in today’s world. Everybody needs to drink, after all, and bottled water is one of the most convenient ways to have water on the go. However, the bottled water business is witnessing innovative, classy and outrageously expensive approach aimed at ensuring success in the market. There are cheap, affordable bottled water brands and very expensive brands that are affordable to a few persons. Here’s a list of top 10 most expensive bottled water brands in the world.
10. Fine – $5 per 750ml
At number ten is Fine bottled water which hails from Japan. It was first established in 1998 but had its international debut in 2005. It is naturally filtered through ancient volcanic rock from deep below Mount Fuji, to create a mineral-rich and completely pollutant-free water. It is pure and luxurious and never comes in contact with man-made pollutants that can taint the water like other spring waters that are from shallower springs. It is soft to the pallet and has a distinct, yet subtle flavor. Here’s how the company that made this bottled water brand described its uniqueness as a marketing offer on its website; “Only after tens of thousands of years filtering naturally through 600 meters of ancient volcanic rock does water attain the mineral-rich, pollutant-free purity it needs to be deemed Eau Finé. Procured from its pristine aquifer located deep beneath the Fuji volcanic belt, Finé has a distinctive yet subtle flavor and a soft mouth feel. Due to its ancient origins, Finé water bottled today will never come in contact with man-made pollutants, that can easily affect the mineral waters of much shallower springs.” This is definitely special. The water sells for $5 per 750ml, making it one of the most expensive bottled waters in the world.
9. Tasmanian Rain – $5 per 750ml
Tasmanian Rain is also tied at number 10 with a price of $5 per 750ml. It hails from Australia and comes from the island of Tasmania. It is so pure, it falls from the sky, as rain water, and is bottled into sleek and stylish bottles. Tasmanian Rain has global recognition as a unique water brand. It focuses on the following attributes: rainwater, a self-sustaining natural resource, from the purest air in the world; all natural products; exclusively bottled in 100% recyclable glass; and made by a carbon neutral company. The rain water captured for your pleasure, falls from a sky where the air has been deemed as the cleanest in the world with only 17 parts per million of dissolved solids (impurities). The water never touches the ground and once bottled, it’s lightly infused with bubbles to make it delightfully soft and enjoyable. It is $5 per 750ml, for those who want extraordinarily healthy bottled water. It was established in 2004.
8. Lauquen Artes Mineral Water – $6 per 750ml
At number eight is The Artesian Spring water that is known as Lauquen Artes Mineral water. It is said to be among the healthiest and safest bottled water brands in the world. It comes from a mountain-fed aquifer and is located near San Carlos Barilpoche, which is the southern most region of Argentina. The spring is 500 metres below the ground and is surrounded by 20 acres of untouched forest. The spring is under continuous pressure and is a constant temperature year round, of 4 degrees Celsius. This very low mineral water never comes in touch with the environment until it has been bottled and it sells for $6 per 750ml.
Artesian Spring Water is said to be special for human consumption is that it is the kind of water that the human body has been intended to have. It has health benefits. It contains minerals in just the right proportion for drinking. Some of these minerals include: calcium (well known for ensuring strong teeth and bones), silica (Artesian water gets its refreshing taste from this mineral. It is also beneficial for dental and joint health), Fluoride (The water has trace elements of fluoride that is beneficial for ensuring good dental health but not as high as in tap water to cause other potential health hazards), Electrolytes (The natural electrolytes found this water is beneficial in the regulation of blood pH balance. Bicarbonate is one of the main electrolytes that help with maintaining the blood pH levels. It prevents the blood from becoming too acidic, which further prevents you from feeling fatigued).
Artesian Spring Water has many more health benefits. It is said to have a refreshing natural taste also makes it an excellent alternative to sugar-based drinks and soda.
7. Aqua Deco – $12 per 750ml
At number seven is Aqua Deco. The word deco means artsy and this is one of the most unique, artistic bottles containing water. Aqua Deco water comes from an untouched, unspoiled springs in Canada. The water won the gold for being the best non-carbonated drinking water back in 2007 and it remains one of the favorite among water enthusiasts, selling for $12 per 750ml. It is one of the most expensive bottled waters in the world, selling mostly at high end restaurants, hotels and spas. The stylish, exotic packaging is one of its unique selling points, especially when the water inside it is also of delightful and enjoyable quality.
6. 10 Thousand BC – $14 per 750ml
At number six is 10 Thousand BC. Its source is located so far from human contamination and pollutants, that it is a three-day trip to reach there. The source is off the coast of Canada, exactly at the Hat Mountain Glacier in British Columbia, Canada. It has an exotic bottle which makes it very attractive too. On its website, the company describes this water as “premium water in premium packaging.” The goal of the company was to be the first to create a product of bottled water, that came from a mountain glacier. It succeeded in doing exactly that with this luxury glacier water that sells for $14 per 750ml. When looking at a bottle of 10 Thousand BC water you will immediately see that it is highly sophisticated, stylish and a world-class brand. In 2006, B.C.’s Tim and Andrea Bates tapped into the lucrative niche market with this high-priced water brand. The 10 Thousand BC water was launched star-studded Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. This exotic water brand is sold at exclusive health clubs, restaurants and hotels. Water connoisseurs admit that 10 Thousand BC is still a rare breed and rank this brand among the market’s most prestigious, and pricey, bottles.
5. Veen – $23 per 750ml
Veen water is one of the purest and freshest waters in the entire world. It hails from Finland. The spring is located near the Finnish Lapland, just outside a small village called Tengelio. The water is naturally filtered through an ice age before reaching the Konisaajo natural spring, the natural arctic area of Finland, where it is collected. Veen water also has an attractive packaging which contributes to its high price. It is said to posses unique smoothness and unusual ability to quench any thirst. Vine water sources are said to be amongst the purest waters and environments on the planet. The sources are exceptionally rare in characteristic and this makes this water brand very unique. Sourced in extremely remote, unpopulated and unpolluted parts of the world, Veen water is no less than superior in virginality, which means the water is unspoiled by nitrate with 0mg per litre. You now know why it is among the invaluable bottled water brands in the world. The packaging is also very exotic and classy, so beautiful that you would even want to leave in your house for purposes of decoration. At $25 per 750ml Veen water is the fifth most expensive bottled water on this list.
4. Bling H2O – $40 per 750ml
Bling H2O is the fourth most expensive bottled water in the world. It is bottled exactly where it comes from; the English Mountain Spring, which is located at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. It passes through a 9-step purification process which aims at ensuring the company’s award-winning taste equals their award-winning design. Bling water is a highly sophisticated and delightfully refreshing water that is served at high-end restaurants, spas and is almost like popping open a bottle of expensive champagne when you break open a bottle of Bling. At $40 per 750ml, Bling water is among the most expensive bottled water brands in the world.
3. Fillico – $219 per 750ml
The unique design Fillico’s bottles will not only wow you but also make you feel you’ve stepped into an atmosphere of royalty. The bottles remind you of the game of chess, for those who love this game. You can easily recognize Fillico’s bottles were specifically designed to look like the King and Queen pieces of Chess, representing royalty. Fillico is well known across the world for its beautifully designed bottles adorned with precious stones. The bottles which are real masterpieces consist of frosted glass with gold inlay enhanced with Swarovski crystals. This makes them very classy. The glass bottles with Swarovski crystals are elegant, but the water is luxurious, too. The water that is in the bottles comes from a highly regarded spring in Kobe, Japan, known as Nunobiki and is used by a Sake producer in Kobe. This water which sells for $219 per 750ml, is the third most expensive bottled water in the world.
2. Kona Nigari Water – $402 per 750ml
A number two is Kona Nigari water. It has special qualities among which is that it helps you lose weight, energizes you, and improves the quality of your skin. Quite a nice product you must agree despite the price. The water comes from a Hawaii Island, a thousand feet below the surface of the ocean. Kona Nigari water is said to be more satisfying for quenching thirst, above other expensive bottled waters, and contains naturally occurring, deep ocean electrolytes. It is recommended by some of the most recognized dermatologists and fitness trainers and sells for $402 per 750ml. It also has very beautiful packaging which contributes to its relatively high price.
1. Acqua di Cristallo Tributo a Modigliani – $60,000 Per 750ml
This is the number on the list at $60,000 (21,600,000) per 750ml. The Acqua di Cristallo Tributo a Modigliani happens to be the most expensive bottled water in the world. It is truly special. The water comes from a natural springs in Fiji and France and has been bottled in a 24 karat gold bottle. As expected, the packaging is one of the most expensive parts of the water product, though it is said to have a distinct, tantalizing flavor and softness to the pallet that will impress even the biggest bottled water connoisseurs. This is one invaluable drink worth trying out, even if it means taken only a sip. Here’s how Bill Vix in an article published on Money Inc, described this invaluable water brand which is the most expensive in the world;
In the world of business and marketing, everything today is really all about product branding. Sure, the product may be just water. But to those who have created this bottled water product, what’s inside the bottle is more than “just” water. Every single bottle of Acqua di Cristallo contains water from three points on the earth. Part of it is sourced from springs in France, while the other part is sourced from springs in Fiji. Lastly, the third part of water in every bottle is sourced from glaciers of Iceland. The fact that these two places are thousands of miles away from each other is probably one of the reasons why this bottled water costs as much as it does. Next, you’d have to consider the bottle itself. Designer Fernando Altamirano designed every single bottle of Acqua di Cristallo Tributo a Modigliani. Altamirano is the CEO, owner, and founder of a design firm called Paolo di Verachi Studio. He’s most famous for also designing another expensive bottle. The Cognac Dudognon Heritage Henri IV is the most expensive bottle of cognac to this day. Altamirano’s bottled water designs are both elegant and luxurious. While there are a few different styles, the most expensive bottle comes in 750ml of 24k solid gold. The design and make of the actual bottles probably rack up the price of the water tremendously.
“Lastly, the most expensive bottle of Acqua di Cristallo Tributo a Modigliani is pricey because every single bottle is actually sprinkled with 5mg of 23k gold. Aside from the luxury factor, that little sprinkling of metal might actually add to the alkalinity of the water—another selling point for this product. Some people have argued that alkaline water is better for drinking. That’s highly unlikely, but some people buy specific water brands because of that idea. If you’re willing to pay for a bottle of Acqua di Cristallo Tributo, be ready to shell some of your savings out. The most expensive bottle—the 24k solid gold—sells for $60,000. That’s more than what some people make in an entire year. If you find yourself thinking about finding a new job after reading that, don’t. There are only a handful of people that can spend that kind of money on a bottle of water. You also shouldn’t fret because the other styles of Acqua di Cristallo sell for a lot less money. You can buy a 750 ml bottle of this water brand without the solid gold exterior. It’ll cost you $3,600, which is still quite pricey, but at least it’s not $60k.”
I hope you found this list interesting. If there’s any bottled water brand you feel should have made the list do let us know.