Tŷ Nant


Tŷ Nant

Tŷ Nant is a natural spring mineral water from 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.

Background

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 Ceredigion in West Wales. The water was officially launched in 1989 in an ambitious launch party, funded by a local Ceredigion business men, at London's Savoy Hotel, and before long Tŷ Nant was gracing the tables of some of London's smartest restaurants.

Export

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 States of £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.

Bottle design

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 Ross Lovegrove.

Current ownership

Tŷ Nant was bought out in 1992 by its Italian distributor, Pietro Biscaldi Luigi Export-Import.

Mineral composition

*Calcium 22.0 mg/l
*Magnesium 11.5 mg/l
*Potassium l.0 mg/l
*Sodium 22.0 mg/l
*Chloride 14.0 mg/l
*Sulphates 4.0 mg/l
*Nitrates < 0.1 mg/l
*Dry Residue 180°C 165 mg/l
*Iron 0.002 mg/l
*Fluoride 0.148 mg/l
*pH 6.8 at source

Notable appearances

The bottle has featured in the following:

Fashion

*The Louis Vuitton Sailing Cup
*The Stella Artois Tennis Championships
*London Fashion Week

Television

*Little Britain
*The MTV Awards
*Doctor Who
*Smallville
*Sex and the City
*Scrubs
*Frasier
*Will & Grace
*Veronica Mars
*Friends
*The OC
* - Season 3 episode 'The Last Laugh'.
*The Nanny
*Arrested Development
*Dexter [cite episode
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Film

*Die Another Day
*Bridget Jones's Diary
*The Italian Job
*Clueless
*American Pie
*Cruel Intentions
*Killing Me Softly
*Forgetting Sarah Marshall

References

External links

* [http://www.tynant.com Official website for Tŷ Nant]


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