MILAN – Over the years, many legends have surrounded Loch Ness and its mythical creature. Today, everyone who grew up with this myth can enjoy what could be their closest ever encounter with Nessie. From the Scottish Highlands comes the bottled water that might be the same water in which the legendary creature has swam. The project, which has been in the pipeline for the past decade, is the result of the entrepreneurship of the lawyer John Oag. The operation will involve water being taken from the famous loch, then filtered, bottled and distributed to some of the most prestigious Scottish hotels and tourist attractions.
Loch Ness Water
The stylish clear glass bottles feature a logo in the shape of the silhouette that has terrified and fascinated so many people over the years. Interest in orders for Loch Ness Water has already been received from a number of high-end UK retailers. The factory, located 12 miles from Inverness, is currently bottling 5,000 bottles of water every week. Output is expected to double due to high levels of demand. The bottling process has come to fruition after three years of scientific research, investment and development in extraction and filtration equipment. Future plans already involve a sparkling version of Loch Ness Water.
“The global phenomenon of Loch Ness and the Loch Ness monster is undeniable, and now people can have a chance to buy drinking water that contains a piece of the mystery,” said John Oag. “We have carefully researched every aspect of our product, from the filtration system to the correct style of bottles.” The four-star Kingsmills Hotel and Glenmoriston Town House Hotel in Inverness have already signed up to serve Loch Ness Water. What’s more, the whisky industry is also interested in partnering up to supply it. Rosemary Gallagher, head of communications for the Scotch Whisky Association, confirmed as such, saying: “There are many different ways to complement a quality Scotch whisky, and one is to add water from Scotland.”
by editorial staff