When Iskilde still is poured, there are many minute bubbles as it is infused with oxygen. The water is creamy with a substantial presence.
Iskilde means Ice Spring in Danish; the artesian source was discovered in 2001, emerging like a fountain under its own pressure at just 3°C from fifty-five metres below ground. Dating from the last Ice Age, Iskilde’s long isolation results in a pure and mineral-rich water. The location is on the edge of the Lake Mosso in Jutland.
Iskilde means “cold spring” in Danish and, yes, the water is truly cold as it comes out of the ground. But what stuns your palate on your very first taste is its wonderful silky texture and its subtle sweet taste – similar to a glacial water – only with much more body.
These rare qualities are due to the fact that Iskilde is filtered through billions of mineral particles before it is harvested. As it sieves through these layers of mineral matter it is exposed to a huge surface compared to waters that simply penetrate rock through a crevasse. In the process, Iskilde is exposed to many different types of rock, instead of just one variety. During this process the water absorbs a wide range of minerals, many of them rare in nature. It is these many different tastes, balancing each other out, that gives Iskilde its rare sweetness. This is also the reason why the water has more body than glacial waters, which it resembles at first impression.
Iskilde’s long, narrow neck minimises the water’s exposure to the air over the bottle, ensuring that all the effort spent in getting the taste right is retained whilst you enjoy your meal.