Mt. Shasta water judged best bottled on planet

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 - 8:59 am

A Dunsmuir company has won the gold medal for bottled water in an international competition.

The water produced by Castle Rock Water Company won first place in the 24th annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting held over the weekend in West Virginia.

Castle Rock, which eschews plastic in favor of glass bottles, won over 32 other entries for the title of world’s best bottled water.

Two waters, from Crete and Colorado, tied for second. The bronze medal went to a Maryland bottler.

“We think our water is best on the planet,” said Thomas Greither, president of Castle Rock.

The water comes from two caves deep in Mt. Shasta. Castle Rock is family owned and a joint venture with the City of Dunsmuir, according to the company.

Judges spent hours tasting and selecting from nearly 100 waters that came from 18 states, three Canadian provinces and 12 foreign countries. For the first time in the competition’s history, an African water, from Tanzania, was entered.

In the best tap water category, the water judged to be the best came from the faucets in Clearbrook, British Columbia. The best sparkling water in the world was judged to be Canadian Gold Sparkling Mineral Water.


Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

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