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Mountain Valley Spring Water was born in 1871 which proudly makes this year, 2021, our 150th! And to celebrate, we’re sharing 150 stories right here on this site as an homage to our history, our community, pure, raw nature, music, health, hydration, good food, natural, American goodness, and the source of it all.

STORY 01

Thank You for 150 Years

STORY 01

Thank You For
150 Years

2021 marks our 150th anniversary, and to honor the occasion we want to say thank you. Thank you to our friends, fans, employees, distributors and those along the way who have helped make us America’s favorite premium spring water.

STORY 02

Mountain Valley Springs
to Life in 1871

STORY 02

Mountain Valley Springs to Life in 1871

In 1871, pharmacist Peter Greene and his brother John put their money where their health was, investing in a mineral spring in The Ouachita Mountains in Hot Springs, Arkansas. They renamed the spring after a nearby township, bottling its waters for distribution throughout the region. And so Mountain Valley Spring Water sprang to life.

STORY 03

Water Fit for a King

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Water Fit for a King

Among Mountain Valley’s famous fans, one remains King. The legendary Elvis Presley was a dedicated devotee of Mountain Valley — so much so that requests for our water often appeared in the riders for his shows, and a green bottle remains on display at Graceland. Today, Mountain Valley is proud to serve as the official water at the Guest House at Graceland.

STORY 04

America’s
Winningest Water

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America’s Winningest Water

The Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting is, as we like to say, the Academy Awards of Water. It’s also one of our favorite places to spend a day each year, sipping outstanding waters from around the world and seeing where Mountain Valley ranks among them (spoiler: quite high).

STORY 05

A Partnership Full of Good
Luck and Good Music

STORY 05

A Partnership Full of Good Luck
and Good Music

Mountain Valley has made a number of appearances at the legendary Willie Nelson’s ranch in Luck, Texas for the annual Luck Reunion music festival. This annual “anti-festival” is dedicated to cultivating and celebrating the evolution of our shared American roots. As America’s premium spring water, we share this vision and applaud the harmony, unity and inspiration of this uniquely American music and cultural gathering. In addition to the Reunion, Mountain Valley has been fortunate to be the official water partner at many Luck events, showcasing musical artists and chefs including the Luck Showboat and at the Americana Music Festival in Nashville.

STORY 06

Preserving Southern Food Culture and Heritage

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Preserving Southern Food
Culture and Heritage

Mountain Valley is honored to have a seat at the table - even when the table is virtual - for the Symposiums put on by the Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA). These seasonal events bring together chefs, journalists, scholars and supporters for good meals, compelling conversation and a celebration of art and food culture. As a longtime partner of the SFA, Mountain Valley annually supports their mission to document, study, and explore the diverse food cultures of the changing American South.

STORY 07

The Original Mountain Valley Resort Drew International Acclaim

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The Original Mountain Valley Resort Drew International Acclaim

Back in 1871, Mountain Valley Spring Water’s founders believed these mineral springs could cure almost any ailment. Soon after buying the property, pharmacist Peter Greene and his brother John built a two-story hotel where guests could bathe in the springs and imbibe their refreshing, mineral-rich waters. The resort proved popular, drawing guests from as far away as Austria and Germany.

STORY 08

Mountain Valley Spotlights LEE Initiative at
the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

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Mountain Valley Spotlights LEE Initiative at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

As presenting sponsor of the 2018 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Mountain Valley Spring Water hosted a collaboration with Chef Edward Lee and his LEE Initiative along with the filmmakers behind “THE HEAT: A Kitchen (R)evolution” — a documentary showcasing the challenges female chefs face in today's male-dominated kitchens.

STORY 09

Our Water
to Your Door
Since 1871

It took much more than leg work to make Mountain Valley Spring Water the first bottled water to be delivered coast to coast in the U.S. It took mule work and wagon work and 55-gallon drums hauled in the beds of Ford Model Ts.

We continue to deliver America's Premium Spring Water Direct From the source to your door. Pure and crisp.

STORY 10

Wellness Hits
the Big Leagues

STORY 10

Wellness Hits the Big Leagues

Executive Chef Jenny Perez has the unique job of keeping Major League Baseball’s Baltimore Orioles nourished. Mountain Valley met with her to learn more about her mission to transform the way people see food — focusing on the incredible healing power of eating well, while educating people along the way.

STORY 11

Popping Up with
Our Friends at Goop

STORY 11

Popping Up with Our Friends at Goop

You never know where Mountain Valley Spring Water might pop up, including Goop pop-ups. We took part in a Goop Dallas pop-up that was big on Southern charm and included a shoppable pantry stocked with Goop kitchen mainstays, such as Mountain Valley’s iconic green glass bottles, as well as The Blue Apron Cookbook, Goop x Staub exclusive cookware, and more. We had so much fun, we followed Goop to Newport Beach, California where Mountain Valley Spring Water featured in festive cocktails for a holiday pop-up that brought the annual Goop gift guides to life.

STORY 12

A Gathering of
Southern Makers
and Artisans

STORY 12

A Gathering of Southern Makers and Artisans

Through our 150 years, Mountain Valley has been proud to support Southern makers and artisans such as Alabama Chanin. The Florence, Alabama-based lifestyle company produces design-minded, thoughtfully crafted goods with a focus on sustainable sourcing that emphasizes repurposed and reclaimed materials. Each year, Alabama Chanin hosts The Gathering, a community picnic celebrating and connecting local brands, makers, artisans and collaborators, and an event in which Mountain Valley is proud to take part.

STORY 13

1950’s era Mountain
Valley Spring Water
advertisement

STORY 13

1950’s era Mountain Valley Spring Water advertisement

Metal signs such as this vintage Mountain Valley Spring Water advertisement were popular in the early to mid 1900s and would appear across the country at roadside gas stations and neighborhood markets.

STORY 14

Mountain Valley Culinary Ambassador
Chef Michael Reed on Community

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Mountain Valley Culinary Ambassador Chef Michael Reed on Community

One of Mountain Valley’s first Culinary Ambassadors, Chef Michael Reed is a recognizable favorite around Los Angeles, well known for his restaurants, including the popular brunch spot Poppy + Rose. He shares his thoughts on the importance of family and supporting the community.

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PROUDLY
ROOTED

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Proudly Rooted

We named our company Mountain Valley for a reason: to honor this land that, for centuries, has been a source of life. Ouachita National Forest in Arkansas is more than our home, it’s our essence.

STORY 16

Chef Steve Samson Supports
Alma Backyard Farms

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Chef Steve Samson Supports
Alma Backyard Farms

Chef Steve Samson of Rossoblu works with Alma Backyard Farms to bring Natural American Goodness back to their community through food. Alma Backyard Farms helps the formerly incarcerated reclaim their lives by building and working urban farms in disenfranchised communities in Los Angeles.

STORY 17

The Power of Balance

STORY 17

The Power of Balance

For 150 years, Mountain Valley Spring Water has been naturally infused with trace minerals that give it a slightly alkaline pH. This balanced alkalinity has been shown to neutralize acids and detoxify our bodies. Our water comes by its balancing benefits the old-fashioned way, through time and the hard work of Mother Nature.

STORY 18

Mountain Valley Supports the
2019 Ouachita Challenge and
Friends of the Ouachita Trail

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Mountain Valley Supports the 2019 Ouachita Challenge and Friends of the Ouachita Trail

Mountain Valley is proud to support community organizations such as the Friends of the Ouachita Trail at the Ouachita Challenge, a two-day, 60-plus mile mountain biking event along the scenic Ouachita Trail in Oden, Arkansas.

STORY 19

A Mid-Summer Gathering
in the Smoky Mountains

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A Mid-Summer Gathering in the Smoky Mountains

Tucked away on the wooded Maryville College campus in the foothills of Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains, RT Lodge is a boutique inn loaded with charm. The Gathering at RT Lodge featured a weekend of revelry, great food and drink and, of course, Mountain Valley Spring Water. Renowned chefs cooked throughout three-day event, including RT Lodge’s own Trevor Stockton, Andy Little from Josephine in Nashville, Richard Neal of The Admiral in Asheville, Rick Mace from Cafe Boulud in Palm Beach, Emily Blount from Saint Leo in Oxford, along with special guests Allan Benton of Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams, Colleen Cruze of Cruze Farm, Distiller Shannon Walker and more.

STORY 20

Back to the Source Film Winner at 26th Anniversary
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

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Back to the Source Film Winner at 26th Anniversary Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

Deep within The Ouachita Mountains, on the doorstep of a national park, lies the unforgettable spa city of Hot Springs, Arkansas. There the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival is host to North America's oldest all-documentary film festival. For the Festival's 26th anniversary…

STORY 21

The Deer Mountain Inn Evergreen Collins Cocktail Recipe: Bringing Together Mountain Goodness

This Evergreen Collins cocktail was inspired by the beauty and bounty of the Catskill Mountains and is sourced from a single spruce tree situated right in front of the Deer Mountain Inn in Tannersville, New York. When it comes to finding inspired flavors, the Inn’s beverage director Artem Grishin is a pro, and a fan of Mountain Valley sparkling water. “We love the water and I use it for all of the Collins cocktails. It’s the perfect amount of carbonation.”

Artem’s tips and tricks are infusing the gin in a pressure cooker and using the same pine from the same spruce to craft a simple syrup. Click below to learn more and get the recipe so you can enjoy this flavorful and refreshing sparkling cocktail year-round.

STORY 22

Mountain Valley
Spring Water Bottled
at The Source

STORY 22

Mountain Valley Spring Water Bottled at The Source

Each and every signature green glass bottle of Mountain Valley Spring Water, large and small, are filled in our plant directly from the source in Hot Springs, Arkansas, just as they have been since 1871.

STORY 23

Mountain Valley Supports
Operation BBQ Relief

STORY 23

Mountain Valley Supports Operation BBQ Relief

Mountain Valley has been honored during our long history to support organizations that make an impact. One such organization is Operation BBQ Relief, a non-profit venture that responds to natural disasters and other emergencies to help feed displaced residents, first responders and personnel. We worked with Operation BBQ Relief in 2018 for a fundraising event at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland that supported wounded warriors as well as their families and hospital staff.

STORY 24

Eating, Drinking & Yoga
at Eat Drink Vegan

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Eating, Drinking & Yoga at Eat Drink Vegan

Mountain Valley Spring Water is proud to support health and wellness events across the country, including the Eat Drink Vegan festival in Pasadena, California. In addition to presenting an array of purely plant-based food and drinks, the annual event features a 5K race plus an exhilarating group yoga session, promoting full-body wellness.

STORY 25

Go where you feel most alive

STORY 25

Go where you feel most alive

Whether in pursuit of mountains, oceans or wild landscapes, go with Mountain Valley & Igloo. It’s a partnership rooted in a shared love of nature and thirst for adventure.

STORY 26

The Water of World Leaders

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The Water of World Leaders

For almost 80 years, Mountain Valley Spring Water was served in the hallowed halls of the White House. Thirteen U.S. Presidents, from Calvin Coolidge to Bill Clinton, stocked the larders of the Executive Mansion with our signature glass bottles. After President Dwight D. Eisenhower suffered a heart attack in 1955, he is said to have imbibed Mountain Valley Spring Water on the advice of his physician.

STORY 27

Chef Jason Witzl followed his stomach — and found Mountain Valley

STORY 27

Chef Jason Witzl followed his stomach — and found Mountain Valley

Chef Jason Witzl, the force behind the critically acclaimed Ellie’s in Long Beach, California, has always let his stomach be his guide. This flavor-first system led Chef Witzl to Mountain Valley Spring Water, which he uses for everything from cocktails to boiling pasta.

STORY 28

From Our Home to Yours

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From Our Home to Yours

Bringing an all around 5-star experience from the heart of the Ouachita Mountains to the Hudson Valley.

STORY 29

Mountain Valley on the Big (and Small!) Screen

Mountain Valley has a lot of famous fans. It’s no surprise our iconic green-glass bottles are always ready for a close-up. We’ve spotted Mountain Valley in recent years on the small screen in popular television favorites, including Parks & Recreation, Black-ish and The Morning Show. Our glass bottles have also graced the big screen alongside Adam Sandler and Katie Holmes in 2011’s Jack & Jill and again in 2017’s Home Again starring Reese Witherspoon. No autographs, please.

STORY 30

Building community by bringing yoga to the people

STORY 30

Building community by bringing yoga to the people

Yoga In the Rock shares our passion for wellness and the outdoors. And together, we’ve helped take yoga out of the studio and into the community of Little Rock, Arkansas.

STORY 31

Arkansas meets Austin

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Arkansas meets Austin

We love supporting other great Southern brands. When our friends at Austin Eastciders — makers of quality craft ciders in Texas — launched in our great home state of Arkansas, we jumped at the chance to collaborate. That’s how this refreshing recipe for Apple Citrus Vodka Soda was born. Click the link to try it for yourself.

STORY 32

Mountain Valley Presents Culinary
Project Ambassadors

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Mountain Valley Presents Culinary Project Ambassadors

In 2020, we launched The Mountain Valley Culinary Project to forward our mission to bring people together through the natural American goodness of outstanding food, drink, and the culinary experts who bring it to the table. The Mountain Valley Culinary Project Ambassador program features an elite group of respected members of the hospitality community invited to guide the brand’s mission through a year-long collaboration. Our inaugural Culinary Ambassadors include Chef Michael Reed of Poppy + Rose in Los Angeles, Chef Crystal De Luna-Bogan of The Grilled Cheeserie in Nashville, Master Sommelier June Rodil of Goodnight Hospitality in Houston, Chef William Dissen of Haymaker & The Market Place in Charlotte and Asheville, and Chef Andrew Lim of PERILLA Korean American Cuisine in Chicago.

STORY 33

Drinking spring water from glass and aluminum bottles tastes better

STORY 33

Drinking spring water from glass and aluminum bottles tastes better

We refuse to compromise our water. Our glass and aluminum bottles are for more than just looks. Both keep Mountain Valley Spring water pure, balanced and refreshing, from the moment it leaves our springs to the moment you twist off the cap and take that first delicious gulp.

STORY 34

Happy 100th birthday to Hot Springs National Park

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Happy 100th birthday to Hot Springs National Park

This is a big year. Not just for us but for a close friend, as well. As Mountain Valley Spring Water turns 150, we’re proud to raise a glass to Hot Springs National Park because our beautiful neighbor turns 100 this year. That’s right, on March 4, 1921, Hot Springs was made an official national park by President Woodrow Wilson. Visitors to this unique national park can soak in the thermal waters, drink spring water from the fountains and hike densely wooded slopes - all just steps away from downtown Hot Springs.

STORY 35

A Lesson in Local Sourcing with Culinary Ambassador William Dissen

STORY 35

A Lesson in Local Sourcing with Culinary Ambassador William Dissen

Mountain Valley Culinary Ambassador William Dissen is a passionate supporter of sourcing locally, something he does everyday at his restaurants. Chef Dissen shared with Mountain Valley a few recipes showcasing some of the great local ingredients that make his North Carolina home special, including a Southern Fritto Misto Platter, highlighting seasonal vegetables and served with a ramp aioli, and a Wild Violet Vodka Spritz. Click to view the full recipes.

STORY 36

STEP UP YOUR HYDRATION AT HOME

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STEP UP YOUR HYDRATION AT HOME

Naturally rich with minerals and refreshingly great taste. Get it delivered to your door in 2.5 or 5 gallon glass bottles. Step up your hydration game with Mountain Valley Spring Water.

STORY 37

1980’s Mountain Valley Spring Water Advertisement

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1980’s Mountain Valley Spring Water Advertisement

This “sell sheet” from the 1980s would have been used by Mountain Valley distributors to spread the good word about our premium water to potential customers.

STORY 38

Chef Marcel Vigneron on
Sourcing the Best Ingredients

STORY 38

Chef Marcel Vigneron on Sourcing the Best Ingredients

One of the World Food Championships’ top 10 competitors of 2019 and “Top Chef” alum Marcel Vigneron is a chef who takes pride in sourcing the best ingredients. He sees the earth as a grocery store. No wonder Mountain Valley is his favorite water.

STORY 39

Mountain Valley Culinary Ambassador Chef Michael Reed Supports His Community

STORY 39

Mountain Valley Culinary Ambassador Chef Michael Reed Supports His Community

Mountain Valley was proud to work with our Culinary Ambassador Chef Michael Reed by donating water to the Skid Row Housing Trust in conjunction with one of the many initiatives that Reed and his restaurant, Poppy & Rose, do to support their downtown LA community. On this day, Reed and his team donated hundreds of meals - along with bottles of Mountain Valley - to the staff of the organization that provides permanent supportive housing to people who have experienced homelessness, prolonged extreme poverty, poor health, disabilities, mental illness and/or addiction so that they can lead safe, stable lives in wellness.

STORY 40

Beautifully Bottled Since the Beginning

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Beautifully Bottled Since the Beginning

Water as pure and delicious as ours deserves to be beautifully bottled. And from our founding day in 1871 to the present, that’s been the case. Take a look back at some of the bottles that have made Mountain Valley Spring Water an American Original.

STORY 41

Chef Crystal De Luna Bogan Floats on with Mountain Valley

STORY 41

Chef Crystal De Luna Bogan Floats on with Mountain Valley

Mountain Valley Culinary Ambassador Chef Crystal de Luna Bogan has perfected the art of the grilled cheese sandwich at her three The Grilled Cheeserie locations around Nashville. Now, she’s turned her attention to perfecting milkshakes and floats — with a little help from Mountain Valley Spring Water. See how Chef de Luna Bogan uses our Sparkling Blackberry Pomegranate to turn a simple ice cream float into something that feels magically refreshing.

STORY 42

Taking Mountain Valley Fandom to New Heights

STORY 42

Taking Mountain Valley Fandom to New Heights

Straight from the heart of the Ouachita mountains to the Rocky Mountain State of Colorado, Mountain Valley would like to give thanks for bringing us along your incredible journey. Fan and founder of Foot Doctor Sports, Seth Minter maintains a passion for training top athletes around the world, teaching and learning from others and believes that any and all training should be done as close to nature as possible. Keep climbing and keep growing!

STORY 43

Served on the Senate Floor

Of all the places Mountain Valley Spring Water has sprung up over our 150 years — from Graceland to Hollywood box office hits — there’s a certain congressional thrill to seeing our water hydrating the country’s elected leaders in the hallowed chamber of the U.S. Senate. Bottles of Mountain Valley were first spotted in the senate in the 1920s. A century later, we still see our purely sourced water adorning the desks and podiums of those who serve. We are proud to keep the wheels of legislature turning, in our own small yet refreshing way.

STORY 44

Mark Scott - Living & Delivering
the American Dream

STORY 44

Mark Scott - Living & Delivering the American Dream

It’s pretty intriguing to follow Mountain Valley LA’s founding distributor and president, Mark Scott on his journey in living and delivering the “American Dream”.

Mountain Valley Spring Water has been a part of Scott’s family since the 1970’s. What started as his father’s small dairy distribution business in the flat planes of Indianapolis has since expanded to the hills and valleys of Los Angeles and beyond.

He is a true voice, equal parts wanderlust and wise about the everyday lives he has touched and the Mountain Valley’s rich heritage as America’s Original Spring Water.

STORY 45

Mountain Valley 1920’s Advertising Pamphlet

STORY 45

Mountain Valley 1920’s Advertising Pamphlet

In the early 20th century, pamphlets like this one from 1922 printed by a Cleveland distributor were mailed or handed out to potential customers.

STORY 46

Music — The Language
of the Spirit

STORY 46

Music — The Language of the Spirit

Mountain Valley Spring Water has fueled creative spirits for decades, from Hildegarde to Elvis to many of today’s popular artists. As a sponsor of Luck Reunion, the annual “anti-festival” at Willie Nelson’s ranch in Luck, Texas, we’re thrilled to continue that tradition. Luck unites chefs, artisan craftspeople and musicians such as Nashville’s own Langhorne Slim. We simply keep them hydrated.

STORY 47

1908 — Strangers on a Train:
Two Moguls Bet Big on
Mountain Valley

STORY 47

1908 — Strangers on a Train: Two Moguls Bet Big on Mountain Valley

On a train from Hot Springs, Arkansas to New York City in 1908, two strangers struck an unlikely partnership over bottles of Mountain Valley Spring Water. In the first of our “Talking Bottles” series, hear this story directly from the source.

STORY 48

Thank You,
Los Angeles

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Thank You, Los Angeles

Thank you, Ostrich Farm, Poppy + Rose, Met Her At A Bar, Ostrich Farm & Salud Juice. Thank you for helping us becoming the premium classic and perfect pairing we are today. We hope to replenish your source this year, the way you have always and continue to replenish ours.

STORY 49

A Mountain-inspired Cocktail Recipe

STORY 49

A Mountain-inspired Cocktail Recipe

Mountain Valley Spring Water comes together with craft distillery Ventura Spirits and their foraged Wilder Gin. The Ventura Spirits mission is to use the natural and agricultural bounty of California's central coast to handcraft spirits that take on the taste of the land. Their passion for capturing natural American goodness caught our eye, and their Wilder Foraged Gin Fizz made our mouths water. We talked with them about how they’re contributing to the great spirits tradition.

STORY 50

Secretariat’s (not so) secret weapon

STORY 50

Secretariat’s (not so) secret weapon

The key to winning the Triple Crown may be in the water. The winter 1974 Mountain Valley newsletter featured a curious column titled “If Tweedy or Laurin Should Call.” The report says horse-racing legend Secretariat’s famed trainer, Lucien Laurin, and owner Helen Tweedy gave the thoroughbred Mountain Valley Spring Water when the horse had health problems. They were so thrilled with his recovery that Secretariat continued to drink Mountain Valley throughout his career, and they continued the hydration practice with Secretariat’s offspring. “(I)f someone named Tweedy or Laurin should phone you and ask you for 25 or 50 five-gallon bottles, it’s not for a small pool … but for a young brother of the distinguished chestnut-haired gentleman with four legs.”

STORY 51

Part Chef, Part Pioneer: Meet Daniel Bruce

STORY 51

Part Chef, Part Pioneer: Meet Daniel Bruce

In his 30-plus years as a chef, Daniel Bruce has blazed new food trails. He cares about his ingredients just as much as he cares about his staff and guests. And, of course, he cares about his water, which is why only the crisp, pure taste of Mountain Valley will do.

STORY 52

Making memories with Amanda Shires

STORY 52

Making memories with Amanda Shires

Some of our happiest memories involve music. In 2018, Mountain Valley spent some remarkable moments with the incredible Amanda Shires. At AMERICANAFEST in Nashville and the annual Newport Folk Festival, we watched Amanda sip from our green bottles before bringing down the house with her refreshingly distinct style of country-folk-rock. That same year, Mountain Valley sponsored Garden & Gun’s Made in the South Awards, where we listened to Amanda and her fiddle make their magic in the event’s Back Porch Session with our water by her side. Cheers to more musical memories!

STORY 53

Bringing Mountainous Refreshment to South Florida’s Gulf Coast

STORY 53

Bringing Mountainous Refreshment to South Florida’s Gulf Coast

Aqua Systems believes water should be clear, easy and simple. That’s why they’ve teamed with Mountain Valley. Based in Fort Myers, Florida, Aqua Systems delivers our purely sourced, award-winning waters up and down the Sunshine State’s Gulf Coast. From Mountain Valley’s 5-gallon glass water-cooler bottles to our single-serving sparkling waters and every bottle in between, we’re proud to partner with Aqua Systems to help get our water direct from its source deep in the heart of the Ouachita Mountains to our many Florida fans. It couldn’t be clearer, simpler or easier. Thank you, Aqua Systems!

STORY 54

Among the Greats

STORY 54

Among the Greats

Mountain Valley has a great history with our friends at MADE SOUTH, so it’s no surprise we had a blast working with them on their Great Slider Showdown events in 2018 and 2019. Culinary “greats” Alton Brown, Maneet Chauhan, Sean Brock and more critiqued top regional chefs as they competed for “greatest” slider bragging rights. It was a one-of-a-kind experience in Nashville. And we were proud to be there to help keep all these greats refreshed.

STORY 55

A Hunk, A Hunk of Bottle Love

STORY 55

A Hunk, A Hunk of Bottle Love

In this episode of “Talking Bottles,” our 1976 bottle tells lip-curling, hip-swinging, toe-tapping tales of touring with Elvis Presley, and its legendary life adorning the walls of Graceland.

STORY 56

A Perfect Pairing With
The Peach Truck

STORY 56

A Perfect Pairing With The Peach Truck

We collaborated with the folks from The Peach Truck in Nashville for this refreshing Sparkling Peach Sangria recipe. Unlike grocery-store peaches, The Peach Truck’s peaches are picked from its orchards and delivered directly to its customers mere hours later, for a level of farm-to-table freshness that can’t be beat. It’s the taste experience that nature intended, much like the natural American goodness of Mountain Valley Spring Water. Check out the link below for the recipe and to learn more about The Peach Truck.

STORY 57

Two True Originals Coming Together at Home

STORY 57

Two True Originals Coming Together at Home

Thank you Jesse Brooks! The songwriter and digital producer brought us into his New Orleans home, combining the refreshing taste of Mountain Valley Spring Water with our vintage-style dispenser (which was included with purchase). What started as a family tradition while vacationing in Hot Springs, Arkansas has become an everyday home essential — and a beautiful one at that. Jesse and his family will always have a sip of Hot Springs with them. Sign up for Home Delivery and order yours today!

STORY 58

Upcycling with Mountain Valley: Keeping our green bottles green

STORY 58

Upcycling with Mountain Valley: Keeping our green bottles green

We think our emerald-green glass bottles are beautiful. We think they’re even more beautiful when they find new lives and purposes. From simply recycling them, which we always encourage, to upcycling them into household decor, here’s a look at what to do with your empty emerald vessels.

STORY 59

Of Mobsters, Moonshine and Mountain Valley

STORY 59

Of Mobsters, Moonshine and Mountain Valley

Nestled amid the rolling slopes of The Ouachita Mountains, our hometown of Hot Springs, Arkansas is quiet and off the beaten path; a secluded secret waiting to be discovered. The area has attracted some notorious visitors over the years, including the infamous Al Capone. The mobster lived part-time in suite 443 of The Arlington Resort Hotel. The Fort Smith Times Record reported Capone’s suite housed a secret passage to the Ohio Club, Arkansas’s oldest bar. Capone would strike moonshine deals at the club, then sneak his illegal booze back to Chicago in bottles labeled “Mountain Valley Water.” Using our name to traffic illicit alcohol? We’re not sure how to feel about that. But clearly it worked.

STORY 60

Thank you,
Napa Valley!

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Thank you, Napa Valley!

Thank you, Contimo Provisions & The Station in Napa Valley! Where nature serves as a constant source of inspiration, where the menus are seasonal and history is honored. Thank you for using the best ingredients and for raising a glass to the crisp, clean taste of Mountain Valley.

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Mountain Valley &
Exotico Tequila = A Winning Combination

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Mountain Valley & Exotico Tequila = A Winning Combination

Mountain Valley teamed up with Exotico Tequila to present an array of cocktails celebrating the naturally delicious combination of our Sparkling Essence flavors with its premium tequilas. Exotico crafts unaged tequilas made with 100% blue agave. They’re the perfect complement to the crisp clean taste of Mountain Valley Spring Water.

Whether you like a simple spritz or consider yourself an expert mixologist, there are plenty of cocktails to choose from at the link below.

STORY 62

At the Fayetteville Roots Festival, Souls Collide

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At the Fayetteville Roots Festival, Souls Collide

What started as a simple music festival has evolved into a melting pot of chef-crafted foods, soulful entertainment and all-around deliciousness. Take a bite of the Fayetteville Roots Festival, an event proudly sponsored by Mountain Valley.

STORY 63

The Perfect Meal Pairing For Our Sparking Key Lime Twist

STORY 63

The Perfect Meal Pairing For Our Sparking Key Lime Twist

When it comes to food and drink, some things are better together. Finding the perfect pairing is an art form, as we learned from chefs and restaurateurs Ryan Rogers and Andrew McCabe of bar Vetti in Louisville, Kentucky.

STORY 64

Bring The Taste of Natural American Goodness Home

STORY 64

Bring The Taste of Natural American Goodness Home

Our source lies deep in the heart of the Ouachita Mountains. The range is home to rushing rivers, abundant wildlife and, of course, Mountain Valley. From the source to your door, get Mountain Valley delivered today.

STORY 65

Babe Ruth Gets into the Swing of Hot Springs

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Babe Ruth Gets into the Swing of Hot Springs

Before Major League Baseball sent its players to Florida and Arizona for spring training, it sent them to Hot Springs, Arkansas. The city served as the preseason home for the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Nationals, Chicago White Stockings and Boston Red Sox in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Spring training as fueled by some of the world’s purest spring water? We like it! Perhaps the most famous ball player to ever swing a bat in Hot Springs: The Great Bambino himself, Babe Ruth. The Sultan of Swat is said to have hit his first-ever 500-foot home run in Hot Springs’ Whittington Park. It proved to be the start of a long and fruitful career for The Babe. We like to think, maybe there was something in the water.

STORY 66

A Match Made in Mississippi

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A Match Made in Mississippi

We’re always proud to partner with other great Southern brands and makers, like the folks at Cathead Distillery in Jackson, Mississippi. Mississippi-born and bred, Cathead is the state's first legal still — opened more than 100 years after prohibition. Cathead crafts high quality small-batch spirits. Its signature vodka has proven to be a perfect complement to Mountain Valley — so perfect, in fact, Cathead offered a special limited-edition collaboration package featuring its vodka, a bottle of our Sparkling Water and a recipe for “The Porch Swing” cocktail, perfect for summer sipping on porches and anywhere else.

STORY 67

Byrne Offutt - Finding His Way
Back To The Source

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Byrne Offutt - Finding His Way Back To The Source

Byrne Offutt grew up in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was living in L.A. when he decided to go back to the source and started distributing Mountain Valley Spring Water. For Byrne, it made sense. He felt a connection. Mountain Valley is a Hot Springs original. So is he. Byrne spoke with us about his decade-long tenure with the company in L.A., the balance he feels at work, the rise of the farm-to-table movement in California, and how America’s original spring water company fit right into it.

STORY 68

From Death & Co, A Burger-Fries-Soda Combo That’s Anything But Ordinary

STORY 68

From Death & Co, A Burger-Fries-Soda Combo That’s Anything But Ordinary

Death & Co is a restaurant and bar that has moved the bar. It’s a bar that has pushed the bar into realms previously unknown. We asked Death & Co Denver executive chef Jonathan Merrill to dream up a delicious Mountain Valley-based beverage. He, of course, took that bar and raised it, to include not just this effervescent Mountain Valley Sparkling Water creation, but these outstanding burger and fries recipes to go with it.

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Water, the Gold Standard of Hydration

STORY 69

Water, the Gold Standard of Hydration

At Mountain Valley, we believe wholeheartedly in the power of water. Proper hydration has been linked to countless health benefits, from improved memory and mood, to healthier skin, shinier hair and fewer headaches. And, to be properly hydrated, nothing beats water.

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Raising Glasses and Funds in the Big Easy

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Raising Glasses and Funds in the Big Easy

Every now and then, we have the good fortune of spending a little time in the Big Easy. Such was the case in June of 2021, when Mountain Valley once again sponsored the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience. Between sips of fine wines and craft beers, and bites from dozens (and dozens) of the restaurants that make up the Crescent City’s soul, Mountain Valley was there to refresh palates with our award-winning spring waters. This year’s event raised funds for the New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute as well as Cafe Reconcile, which offers employment and job training to NOLA youth. In its almost 30 years, the event has raised more than $1.5 million for local culinary organizations. To that, we say: Cheers!

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Mountain Valley and
Mountains of BBQ

STORY 71

Mountain Valley and Mountains of BBQ

Picture it: more than a dozen of the best pitmasters from around the U.S., world-famous butchers, award-winning bakers and pie makers — all of them serving hand-crafted creations, and all of it washed down with the crisp, pure taste of Mountain Valley Spring Water. Lucky for us, we didn’t have to simply picture it. We got to live, breathe and savor it in with acclaimed Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park during the 2018 Big Apple Barbecue Block Party. The two-day food and music festival brought together thousands of BBQ lovers, present company included, for a smoky good time.

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Mountain Valley Culinary Ambassador Braithe Tidwell, A Staple at A New Orleans Staple

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Mountain Valley Culinary Ambassador Braithe Tidwell, A Staple at A New Orleans Staple

Braithe Tidwell, wine director at the legendary Brennan’s restaurant in New Orleans, has plenty of things keeping her busy — 15,000 things, give or take a few-dozen cinsaults and syrahs. That’s how many bottles of wine Brennan’s keeps in its carriage-house-turned-cellar and that Ms. Tidwell keeps catalogued in her wine-loving mind. Her job is, of course, more than memorizing vintages. It’s about championing the growth and education of her team while tantalizing the taste buds of Brennan’s guests. Meet our Mountain Valley Culinary Ambassador and see how her style of Natural American Goodness follows her glass to glass.

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Connie & Angela Scotchie -
Delivering Good Water to Good PeoplE

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Connie & Angela Scotchie - Delivering Good Water to Good People

Connie Scotchie’s journey with Mountain Valley started with a neighbor knocking on her door. Thirty-some years later, it’s become a family business. Now retired, Connie passed the business along to her daughter, Angela, who’s continuing the family’s passion of “delivering good water to good people.”

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Proud Partner to the Texas Food and Wine Alliance

STORY 74

Proud Partner to the Texas Food and Wine Alliance

A couple things we love at Mountain Valley: local food and the complex culinary web it’s weaved throughout these United States. That’s why we’re proud to partner with the Texas Food and Wine Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to fostering awareness and innovation across the Lone Star State’s culinary communities, in our 150th year. The Texas Food & Wine Alliance has chapters in Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio that are each dedicated to fostering awareness and innovation through grants, educational programming, and events.

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Arkansas The Beautiful

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Arkansas The Beautiful

Many of our favorite images of the breathtaking Ouachita Mountains and Arkansas were captured by the incredibly talented Tim Ernst. The preeminent Arkansas wilderness photographer, Ernst is an avid outdoorsman with more than 30 years experience taking beautiful scenic photographs across Mountain Valley’s great home state. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, we’ll let some of Ernst’s stunning images speak for themselves.

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Chowing Down with Mountain Valley at Chow Chow in Asheville

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Chowing Down with Mountain Valley at Chow Chow in Asheville

In our 150th year, Mountain Valley Spring Water headed to Chow Chow Asheville to help support the organization's mission of celebrating and enriching the unique foodways of the Southern Appalachian region for a weekend of in-person signature events.

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1958 “I like Ike” — Ike likes me, too

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1958 “I like Ike” — Ike likes me, too

In this episode of “Talking Bottles,” our 1958 bottle gets presidential, sharing tales of its time in the White House where it hydrated a five-star general and the leader of the free world.

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An Arkansas film deserves Arkansas water

STORY 78

An Arkansas film deserves Arkansas water

When Arkansas’s own Joey Lauren Adams chose to make her directorial debut movie, “Come Early Morning,” right here in our home state, we at Mountain Valley knew we wanted to help. That meant keeping the cast and crew, including award-winning actress Ashley Judd, properly and locally watered. For our thirst-quenching bit of assistance, Ms. Adams and Ms. Judd signed a script from the 2006 film and kindly gave it to us for our Visitors Center. “To Mountain Valley,” the inscription reads. “Thanks for keeping us hydrated and happy.” You’re welcome!

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Mountain Valley Ginger Ale Kept the 1920s Roaring

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Mountain Valley Ginger Ale Kept the 1920s Roaring

In “The Roaring Twenties,” as Prohibition settled in and bootleggers did all they could to get around it, a new nonalcoholic beverage gained popularity: pale and dry ginger ale. Bartenders needed a powerful soda that could match the potency of illicit moonshine, and beverage companies throughout the country set out to fill that demand — including Mountain Valley. Green 12-ounce bottles of Mountain Valley “pale dry ginger ale” from 1920 are on display in our Hot Springs Visitors Center. We’re not sure exactly how many pale dry ginger ales we sold, but we’re happy to have helped keep the 1920s roaring.

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Mountain Valley Through the Eyes of an Artist

STORY 80

Mountain Valley Through the Eyes of an Artist

When Dallas-based fine artist Stephen Selzler moved to Hot Springs and chose to paint a few of our iconic glass bottles for the Justus Fine Art Gallery, we were blown away. In an Instagram post, Mr. Selzler said the paintings showcase his “obsession with art that explores legacy brands, one of which is @mountainvalleywater.” Selzler, who draws inspiration from Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons and Norman Rockwell, said the colorful works of art “commemorate one of the oldest product marques exported by this city and its venerated mineral waters.” We like to note he painted one of Mountain Valley’s sparkling spring waters. A natural seltzer by Selzler? Sounds refreshingly beautiful to us.

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The Official Spring Water of Chiefs and Champions

STORY 81

The Official Spring Water of Chiefs and Champions

In the 1990s, as the Kansas City Chiefs topped the NFL’s AFC West Division, Mountain Valley was there. In fact, it was all over this great city. “Today, you will find Mountain Valley Spring Water in Kansas City’s finest homes, offices and restaurants, as well as throughout the Chiefs’ offices and training facilities,” a 1990s ad campaign noted of “The official spring water of the Chiefs.” It concluded: “We’re proud that the Chiefs are carrying on the championship tradition.”

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Mountain Valley
an Odds-On Favorite
at Oaklawn

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Mountain Valley an Odds-On Favorite at Oaklawn

The Mountain Valley Handicap, later known as the Mountain Valley Stakes, was a longstanding annual tradition at Oaklawn, one of the premiere thoroughbred racetracks in the country since 1904, located here in our hometown of Hot Springs, Arkansas. At six furlongs — just under a mile — the horse race took about 1 minute, 10 seconds most years.

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Still Bottled at the Source:
The Mountain Valley Plant Today

STORY 83

Still Bottled at the Source: The Mountain Valley Plant Today

In our 150 years, as America’s oldest continually operating bottled water company, Mountain Valley Spring Water has stayed true to our our source. Our bottling plant has always operated adjacent to our protected natural spring in the heart of the Ouachita Mountains near Hot Springs, Arkansas. What started as a simple, family operation way back when has grown into a state-of-the-art facility where our signature green-glass bottles are filled with the purest, most refreshing water we’ve ever tasted.

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Horsing around with the great Alice Guffey Miller

STORY 84

Horsing around with the great Alice Guffey Miller

Few people are as dedicated to the Arkansas art scene as Alice Guffey Miller. For decades, her work has graced the halls of museums throughout the U.S. and the world. So, when she chose our signature, green-glass bottles for her “Speed Steed,” a sculpture, now on display at the Hot Springs Convention Center, we weren’t simply honored. Neigh, we were thrilled!

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Hot Springs Delivered to You, Yesteryear and Today

STORY 85

Hot Springs Delivered to You, Yesteryear and Today

Our nationwide distribution network was the hot topic of this 1970s Mountain Valley ad — as was the telephone book. While little has changed with our purely sourced spring water, lots has changed with technology. Today, you’re only a click away from convenient home delivery.

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A History of Bringing Business and Music Together

STORY 86

A History of Bringing Business and Music Together

The Mountain Valley Spring Company’s Visitor Center sits in Hot Springs’ historic district and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The center’s third floor holds a special bit of history. It was originally a big-band hot spot of the Roaring ‘20s, famously known as the “Japanese Ballroom.” The space’s original ceiling and period fixtures have been fully restored. While the third floor is now used for offices, we continue to celebrate and support legendary musicians with our event partnerships.

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Thank You,
Charleston!

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Thank You, Charleston!

Green glass bottles of Mountain Valley have been spotted in many of the tastiest hot spots in the Holy City of Charleston, South Carolina. A few of our favorites include Babas on Cannon and The Daily and Chez Nous. We’re proud to be on so many tables in this food-loving town!

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What Exactly is Spring Water?

STORY 88

What Exactly is Spring Water?

This seems like a simple question. It’s water … from a spring. Right? If only it were that easy. We take a look at the defining characteristics of spring water. Because after 150 years of sourcing some of the best in the world, we’ve learned a thing or two.

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An Historic Visitor Center for an Historic Brand

STORY 89

An Historic Visitor Center for an Historic Brand

This stately structure, a fine example of Classical Revival style, was originally built over a spring in 1910. Historically authentic renovations were completed in 2004, adding to its popularity among Hot Springs residents and visitors. Our Visitor Center is on the National Register of Historic Places as part of Hot Springs.

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Heifer International supports farmers with ‘Feast in the Field’

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Heifer International supports farmers with ‘Feast in the Field’

In 2019, we proudly sponsored the 75th anniversary of Heifer International, supporting Heifer’s USA mission of bringing together farmers to build rural, farmer-owned cooperatives in the communities that need them most. Arkansas chef Donnie Ferneau explained to us his take on Natural American Goodness, cooking with the local and seasonal ingredients that form the foundation of his menu, and the culinary bliss of combining natural ingredients with the clean taste of Mountain Valley Spring Water.

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Arkansas’s Own:
President Bill Clinton

STORY 91

Arkansas’s Own: President Bill Clinton

When Arkansas’s own Bill Clinton made it to the halls of the White House, he took his hometown spring water with him. President Clinton continued a long line of leaders who served our purely sourced spring water in and around the Oval Office, a tradition that dates back to Calvin Coolidge. A 1996 New York Times article noted that Mr. Clinton could often be seen “cradling a bottle of Mountain Valley” during his jogs.

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The Shirts Off Our Backs — For Sale Online

STORY 92

The Shirts Off Our Backs — For Sale Online

We love our fans. We love them so much, we’d give them the shirts off our backs. Or at least make them for sale online. Our apparel and branded merchandise, here by popular demand, allows you to wear your Mountain Valley love on your sleeve (and head, and neck). Pro tip: when in Hot Springs, stop by our Visitors Center to find Mountain Valley swag you can’t get anywhere else.

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Your Favorite Water, Delivered

STORY 93

Your Favorite Water, Delivered

From our classic 2.5 and 5-gallon glass bottles, available with a variety of dispensers, to our full line of spring, sparkling and sparkling essences waters in case packs — you can have just about any Mountain Valley product brought to your door. Get yours delivered at the link below.

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On Nantucket, Wine, Food, Charity and Mountain Valley

STORY 94

On Nantucket, Wine, Food, Charity and Mountain Valley

Over the course of five days and 60 mouthwatering events, the 2018 Nantucket Wine & Food Festival reminded food lovers from around the world just how delicious this little island truly is. And, through its dozens of charitable donations, just how powerful a good appetite can be. Mountain Valley proudly supported the event’s many causes, as well as the many chefs who took part, including New York City’s Elizabeth Falkner and Boston’s Tiffani Faison. Mountain Valley Spring Water served not only as a festival sponsor but also as a refreshing palate cleanser between courses. Oysters and Mountain Valley. Pasta and Mountain Valley. Pinot noir and Mountain Valley. We say: Yum, yum, yum.

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Hydrating Boxing Legends: The Mountain Valley Knockout

STORY 95

Hydrating Boxing Legends: The Mountain Valley Knockout

Muhammed Ali, Sugar Ray Robinson, Floyd Patterson, Jack Dempsey, Gene Tunney — when we at Mountain Valley learned our purely sourced spring water had been used to fuel some of boxing’s biggest names, well, we were knocked out. Another boxing icon we kept hydrated: the legendary world heavyweight champion Joe Louis. As Louis’s trainer once wrote, “Because most water varies not only from city to city but even from the same source, I’ve solved my problem by stocking in a supply of Mountain Valley Water.” It takes the best to hydrate the best.

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Outstanding in the Field (With a Glass Bottle of Mountain Valley)

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Outstanding in the Field (With a Glass Bottle of Mountain Valley)

Since 1999, Outstanding in the Field has joined the country’s most innovative farmers with locavore eaters looking to reconnect with their food. Dubbed a “roving restaurant without walls,” the event is one with which Mountain Valley proudly partnered in 2019. Mountain Valley Spring Water served as the featured water for the 120 guests who gathered at a long table that meandered through the heart of Wattles Farm in Hollywood, California. Chefs Steven Fretz and Ryan Ososky created four stunning and purely plant-based courses for the night. The event was, as its organizers like to say, a “celebration of people, place and the origins of good food.” We say: Cheers to that!

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Raising a Bucket to Our Biggest Fans

STORY 97

Raising a Bucket to Our Biggest Fans

At Mountain Valley Spring Water, we’re always humbled to have so many big fans, but this quartet of Bailey Bros. Circus performing elephants might be the biggest.

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In Pursuit of America’s Pure, Original, Premium Best

STORY 98

In Pursuit of America’s Pure, Original, Premium Best

Mountain Valley Spring Water has been naturally free-flowing inside our heartland for thousands of years. Its sacred source lies deep within the pristine wilderness of the Ouachita Mountains, where we’ve been bottling it in glass to preserve its award-winning taste — and the planet — since 1871. It’s a celebration of our American source and spirit.

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The World Food Championships with Award-Winning Chef Marcel Vigneron

STORY 99

The World Food Championships with Award-Winning Chef Marcel Vigneron

When Chef Marcel Vigneron took Rookie of the Year honors at the 2019 World Food Championships in Dallas, we couldn’t have been more thrilled. Mountain Valley Spring Water sponsored the “Top Chef” alumnus and Culinary Institute of America graduate during the event, cheering him all the way to the winners’ podium. We like to think our purely sourced spring water helped fuel Chef Vigneron’s hard work, as well as the inspired-by-nature approach he took with his award-winning dishes.

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Water That Sparkles, From Tastebuds to Judges’ Tables

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Water That Sparkles, From Tastebuds to Judges’ Tables

Watching people’s eyes light up when they taste our Mountain Valley Sparkling Spring Water is one of our favorite things. Infused with bubbles and the perfect hint of natural fruit essences, this isn’t just any fizzy water. This best-in-the-world, award-winning sparkle is purely Mountain Valley. Read on at this link.