Iluliaq – The Original Iceberg Water
Greenland is a remarkable place for water.
It began as snow, falling from an ice age sky onto what is now the Greenland ice cap. There it remained preserved, untouched and pristine throughout the millennia. Located north of the Arctic Circle on the west coast of Greenland, the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier has been a protected site on UNESCO’s (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage List since 2004. This glacier produces more ice than any other outside Antarctica, filling the Ilulissat Ice fjord with icebergs that are the source of Iluliaq, the purest water in the world. A Pure classification (a TDS level of less than 10 ppm) is only achieved naturally by melted ice or snow that has never touched the earth. Measuring a mere 5 ppm, Iluliaq Original Iceberg Water surpasses even this rare level of purity.
Iluliaq Original Iceberg Water is the ideal water for distinctive gourmets and fine liquor amateurs. It will pair beautifully with the best wines too.
Local workers harvest ice from icebergs in Disko Bay as they have for centuries, as it melts into the ocean. The ice is then taken by boat to the companies building on the shores of the ice fjord, where it is placed in small vats and allowed to melt naturally. Ice collection is dependent upon weather and other natural elements, making production very limited. To insure the unique quality of the water, elegant glass bottles and stoppers are sterilized by autoclave and individually filled and sealed, on demand, for each customer. Iluliaq is the most ecologically friendly water product available anywhere. The facility was carefully designed to protect both the purity of the water and the environment, and the company uses only equipment that is approved and certified by the Food and Beverage Authorities, as well as the Medical and Pharmaceutical Authorities. Iluliaq Original Iceberg Water is the only iceberg water produced in Greenland, and is licensed by the Government of Greenland according to the Ice and Water Exportation Act of 2001.
As a distinct net import country (source: stat.gl), Greenland imports more goods than it exports, usually via water. Iluliaq avoids unnecessary carbon emissions by taking advantage of free capacity on ships returning to the mainland.