Harvesting iceberg water is no easy task: it requires brave folks to venture into the treacherous Canadian area known as “Iceberg Alley” to capture and preserve chunks of icebergs known as growlers. This spectacular process can only be completed during a short window each year, from June till August, when fishing boats are able to reach these large chunks. Armed with state-of-the-art machinery, the process begins by collecting the blocks of ice that have naturally separated from their mother iceberg. Piece by piece the ice is collected in nets, then ground into pieces and immediately stored in bespoke tanks where they naturally melt at an ambient temperature.
To ensure unquestionable purity, this process must be done with meticulous care, as icebergs are entirely unpredictable and can flip at any moment. In order to control this incredibly specialized harvesting process, Iceberg Vodka is the only company with an active commercial license from the Newfoundland and Labrador government to harvest icebergs in the North Atlantic Ocean. Iceberg Vodka is bottled at source, in its natural environment of St. John’s, Newfoundland. This guarantees that the freshness of the water is maintained and also helps support the local economy by offering employment opportunities to the local population.