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This Belfast hotel is selling bottles of water for €37

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YOU THINK YOU understand luxury? You never understood luxury.

The Merchant Hotel in Belfast – the home of the world’s most expensive cocktail – has just launched Ireland’s first dedicated ‘water menu’.

(Who just whispered “The boom is back”? We heard you.)

The menu features 13 different types of water from countries like Fiji, Finland and Iceland – the cheapest bottles start at £4.95 (€6.99) while the most expensive retails at £26.45 (€37) for 750 mls.

The hotel has also appointed two new ‘water butlers’ who will help guests choose the water that will complement their food and wine.

And what’s so special about this €37 water? Well, it’s iceberg water, from Newfoundland.

In the Canadian Arctic, the snow froze and compacted into enormous glacial walls, sheltered from all impurities from the outside world. Thousands of years later, the ice is considered to hold the purest water on earth.

It’s said to have a “smooth and neutral” taste, just like water! Imagine.

Water Menu 3 Laura Motiejunaite the launch of the five-star hotel?s new water menu.  With an exclusive range of 13 bottled waters, the new menu includes some of the world?s purest waters, originating from 10 countries including Italy, Iceland, Finland, the Faroe Islands and Fiji.  Prices on the new water menu start from £4.95 and go right up to £26.45 per bottle, with a description of the water and its mineral content guiding guests through the options available.  Never ones to do things by halves, The Merchant has also appointed two new water butlers that can help guests choose the water that is right for their palate, explaining the unique benefits, tastes and attributes of the different brands,  many of which can be rarely found in the UK and Ireland.  For more information on The Merchant Hotel or to book a dining experience visit themerchanthotel.com Source: Matt Mackey/Press Eye

What’s wrong with a bit of Ballygowan, we ask you? Or – whisper it – tap water? Well, general manager Gavin Carroll has assured customers that it won’t be going away:

For those who don’t want to splash out on water, we can still offer a glass of ‘Belfast water’ free of charge.

*blesses self*

Written by Valerie Loftus and originally posted on DailyEdge.ie

 

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