American Summits spring water, sourced from Wyomingâ€™s Beartooth Mountain Range, earned the Silver Medal for â€œBest Sparkling Waterâ€ at the recent Berkeley Springs International Water Competition in Berkeley Springs, W. Va. The respected annual event in the historic spa town of Berkeley Springs is the worldâ€™s largest water tasting competition. The 2013 edition, held in late February, featured more than 100 domestic and international competitors including bottled water and municipalities competing in the â€œbest tap waterâ€ category. American Summits topped all U.S. entrants in earning the 2013 Silver Medal.
Philip Lajaunie, Founder and CEO of American Summits, commented, â€œWe set out several years ago to find the very best U.S. sources of mountain spring water. Weâ€™re honored, as a new brand, to have earned the Silver Medal in the best sparkling water category at Berkeley Springs.â€
As a restaurateur, frustrated that virtually all premium glass-bottled mineral waters were imported to the U.S., Lajaunie set out on a years-long search for the best mountain wilderness spring in the United States. He came upon the ideal source in the remote Beartooth Mountain range above Clark, Wyoming, and American Summits was born in 2011. The fast growing brand is now available in major U.S. cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas and Washington D.C., among other markets.
American Summits water is organically filtered through layers of mountain granite and mechanically filtered to remove fine particulates a process that leaves traces of beneficial minerals. Low in sodium, each liter of American Summits water contains 65 mg of calcium, 16 mg of magnesium and 1.4 mg of potassium.