The globally recognised International Wine & Spirit Competition is one of the world’s largest and most influential drinks awards. All the IWSC awards are blind tasted by an expert panel and Agua de Madre Blood Orange Bitters kefir water secured 95 points out of 100 and was awarded a gold medal.
According to the IWSC, to win a gold medal a beverage must be: “Superb with great personality, character and complexity, but that is also true to its origins. An example that stands out among its peers as a supreme drinking experience.”
In the blind taste test judges found “strong citrus notes that help create a sparkling drink with a delicate character. It has a light and gentle carbonation, great structure, an attractive bitterness, and wonderful punch. A real delight.”
Agua de Madre is at the forefront of a new and exciting category of live feel-good drinks; this is a wonderful accolade for the brand. Blood Orange Bitters is created in partnership with Mindful drinks expert Camille Vidal and is one of the best selling flavours.
Fermented in London, Agua de Madre is founded by foodie and film producer Nicola Hart. Packed with flavour, this is the only water kefir on the market with 55 billion live cultures per 100ml and trace alcohol. It’s new recipe means that it has less than 9 kcals per 100ml. A wonderfully sophisticated thirst quenching drink, it is packed full of goodness, organic, vegan, naturally fermented, sparkling and low in sugar. Agua de Madre has the same amount of live cultures as most milk kefir, with none of the vinegary mouth feel of kombucha, it is the ultimate super food promoting a healthy gut and positive mental wellbeing.
The key ingredient is the mother culture discovered 2000 years ago in Mexico. Following the Madre’s secret recipe, the live culture is added to organic fruit and ginger and left to do its thing, creating a naturally probiotic water kefir. It also becomes delightfully effervescent.
A study conducted by the University of Huddersfield confirmed the dominant strains of lactobacillus culture within Agua de Madre. These natural live micro-organisms are easily absorbed, helping to restore or improve the gut flora. Water kefir is currently regarded as one of the best sources of dietary probiotic, which studies have shown boost cognitive and mental wellbeing, reduce IBS symptoms and improve digestion.