- Tŷ Nant
Tŷ Nant is a
natural spring mineral waterfrom Ceredigion Wales, launched in 1989.
Translated into English the words Tŷ Nant mean "House by the Stream" "(Tŷ=House and Nant=Stream)". It is perhaps best recognised for its distinctive blue bottle which was revolutionary at the time of its launch.
The water was discovered by Geoff and Gwenllian Lockwood who dug the first well after being told by a water dowser hired to restore a water supply to their stone farmhouse near bethania amid the hills of coastal
Ceredigionin West Wales. The water was officially launched in 1989 in an ambitious launch party, funded by a local Ceredigionbusiness men, at London's Savoy Hotel, and before long Tŷ Nant was gracing the tables of some of London's smartest restaurants.
Tŷ Nant is exported to more than 30 countries and is Britain's top bottled water, ranked by value of sales. It is classed as a premium water with prices in the
United Statesof £1.25 for a 0.75 litre bottle.
A new plant, now at source, was constucted and began bottling in December 1996. This state-of-the-art, 45,000 square feet of purpose-built factory, warehouse and office space is sited directly above the original borehole from which water was first drawn in 1976.
The bottle was created by designer
Robin Sheppard, and it has been noted by some that the bottle's shape could be inspired by Perrier. Shortly after its launch the blue bottle won the British Glass "First Glass" Award for Design Excellence.
In 1999 Tŷ Nant launched, in addition to the established blue bottle, Tŷ Nant Too, a crimson bottle. March 2003 saw Tŷ Nant bringing contemporary, stylish design into the "clear glass" sector of the bottled water market with the launch of TAU (Ancient Welsh for 'to be silent'). The bottle was created by Welsh born designer
Tŷ Nant was bought out in 1992 by its Italian distributor,
Pietro Biscaldi Luigi Export-Import.
Nitrates< 0.1 mg/l
Dry Residue180°C 165 mg/l
pH6.8 at source
The bottle has featured in the following:
Louis VuittonSailing Cup
*The Stella Artois Tennis Championships
London Fashion Week
*The MTV Awards
Sex and the City
Will & Grace
* - Season 3 episode 'The Last Laugh'.
*Dexter [cite episode
title = Morning Comes
url = http://www.tv.com/dexter/morning-comes/episode/1142658/summary.html?tag=ep_list;ep_title;7
series = Dexter
serieslink = Dexter (TV series)
network = Showtime
airdate = 2007-11-18
season = 02
number = 08
minutes = 17:13]
* [http://www.tynant.com Official website for Tŷ Nant]
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