Holiday Gift Guide
Originally posted in the "Elite Traveler - Holiday Gift Guide: Wine & Spirits". Published on the 25th of November, 2022.
When drinking a whisky at cask strength, it is widely acknowledged that a few drops of water help elevate its flavor by activating the fatty acids within the liquid. And for the finest whisky, you need the finest water. Enter Hallstein. This ultra-pure water comes from the Dachstein region in Austria and is the only water currently available on the market that is not pumped, filtered or treated, either chemically or mechanically.
The water is taken from an artesian aquifer, 700ft beneath the surface. After falling as rain on the mountains above, each drop takes an estimated eight years to reach the aquifer, by which time it has been purified, oxygenated and infused with high levels of minerals. The water has been championed by the revered distillery Glenturret, known for being the oldest Scotch whisky distillery in operation today.
$68 for a case of six, hallsteinwater.com
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