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OUR Story

Classic Mineral Water is Ireland’s oldest water bottling company. Founded in 1948 by the late James McKee. Originally the company sold soft drinks directly to consumers’ homes. These products were made from town water at the time.


Liam Duffy, chief executive and owner of Classic Mineral Water Company and John Hood from Invest Northern Ireland


From left: Gerard Watters and Liam Duffy of Classic Mineral Water with Caroline McKeown from Ulster Bank and Declan Napier of Lombard

After the discovery in 1980 of this unique mineral water source, the McKee family decided to diversify its product range and commenced production of bottled and flavoured water. This allowed the company to start supplying directly to shops and supermarkets which resulted in The Classic Mineral Water being listed as a preferred supplier to all the key retailers in Ireland.

During the subsequent 40 years, the company has developed a wide portfolio of quality products and to this day is one of the few bottling companies that can produce a full suite of products to its customers which include still & sparkling water, flavoured waters, mixers, isotonics and glucose drinks.

When you purchase a product produced at Classic Mineral Water, you can be assured that you have a product of the absolute highest quality.


The AA accreditation currently held by Classic Mineral Water is the highest grade achievable and this gives the Classic brand an internationally recognised mark of food quality, safety and responsibility.

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We are a preferred water supplier for the following key customers:

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