Ranking Bottled Water by Prestige

1.a. Evian, Acqua Panna

1.b. Voss, Fiji

2.a. Mountain Valley, Icelandic Glacier Water

2.b. Ethos, Life, Poland Spring

3.c. Nestle, Core Hydration, Smart Water

Undrinkable: Dasani, Aquafina

Feel free to dispute

Comments (55)

Sep 29, 2022 - 7:02pm
TopBucketBateman, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Evian is way more prestigious. It's European. Bateman drinks Evian. Your unprestigious mouth belongs no where near it

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Sep 28, 2022 - 10:43pm

bunch of pussy peasant government water if you ask me - have you ever heard of San Peligrino Sparking water..... what color is your buggati

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Oct 2, 2022 - 9:03pm

are you a LeBron james fan

Sep 29, 2022 - 2:36pm
RESecChimp, what's your opinion? Comment below:
  1. Gerolsteiner 2a. San Pelegrino; Evian; Voss 2b. Aqua Panna; Perrier: Fiji 3.Smart Water; Essentia 4. Deer Park. Not even going to rank the nestle/Dasani garbage or anything that comes in cardboard or tin or whatever. Just drink tap at that point. Voss moves down two rungs if it comes in the plastic bottle. Aqua Panna is mid.
Sep 29, 2022 - 6:55pm
IncomingIBDreject, what's your opinion? Comment below:

A man of culture who knows what proper water is. 


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Sep 30, 2022 - 6:59am
BigKahunaBanker🏄🍹🍔, what's your opinion? Comment below:


Dangerously based and Eifel-pilled. Gerolsteiner Fit was what little Kahuna got into his school satchel every day.

...and the Truth shall set you free
  • Intern in IB - Cov
Sep 29, 2022 - 2:42pm

#1 should be distilled. You normies don't actually like water. You like the taste of rocks in the water. 

Sep 29, 2022 - 2:50pm
Amicable Chungus, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Don't sleep on that good volcanic, artesian Splendor water. Now yours for only $20.40/bottle. Before I started drinking Splendor water I was a schmuck. My hairline was receding, I wore tattered brown suits, pretended to be a feminist to impress potential mates and struggled to earn the respect of my peers. Since I've got on the volcanic, artesian water brand I've made a name for myself. My hairline bounced back to Norwood 0, I wear Armani tuxes and women and men alike compete for my attention. If you don't have the stones to drink real water, it's because you're a schmuck. Stop living in a sleepwalk gentlemen. Take control of your lives. Drink Splendor. 


  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Sep 29, 2022 - 3:17pm

BBs (Basic Beverages):  Dasani, Poland Spring, Dasani

EBs (Elite Beverages):  Fiji, Smart Water, Evian (it's all in packaging -- the more tropical the packaging, the more prestigious the water).  

Sep 29, 2022 - 6:56pm
IncomingIBDreject, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Dasani is like Tobin & Co compared to Fiji, Evian, Poland Spring, etc. 


  • Prospect in S&T - FI
Sep 29, 2022 - 4:27pm

The fact saratoga isnt mentioned makes this list irrelevant

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Oct 1, 2022 - 11:24am

Facts, ultimate prestige. My MD's practically live off the stuff

Sep 30, 2022 - 1:31am
high hopes, what's your opinion? Comment below:
Angus Macgyver

Depends. Chicago? Fine. NYC? Great. Jackson MI? You could not pay me to drink it.

you think MI is an abbreviation for Mississippi? 

It's Flint, Michigan (Flint, MI) and Jackson MS

you've lost the right to debate water prestige. you're the dog water of water brands

  • Teller in Non-profit
Sep 30, 2022 - 1:35am

What's with all this still shit? Get me some sparkling!

  • Associate 3 in PE - LBOs
Sep 30, 2022 - 7:21am

Smart Water below Mountain Valley? What peasant unpaid intern made this list? Blasphemy

Sep 30, 2022 - 4:02pm
Real Grunt, what's your opinion? Comment below:

San Benedetto. If you know, you know.

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Sep 30, 2022 - 10:46pm
The EBITA addback, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Evian is shit IMO. Even in France it has a slimy mouthfeel.

Like the unadjusted- only with a little bit extra.
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  • Prospect in AM - FI
Oct 1, 2022 - 2:46pm

No Volvic, Vittel, Badoit? That's like missing Rothschild, Lazard, and Berenberg for y'all US folk. Vittel (glass especially) is really really good; if anyone knows where to find it near NYC please drop it in the thread.

Oct 1, 2022 - 2:46pm
RESecChimp, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Evian is a great water. It has its own flavor and the plastic bottle is top tier (for a plastic bottle). When I was in Evian a few years ago it came out of certain taps and I thought about moving there.

Oct 3, 2022 - 5:18pm
leltec, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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Oct 3, 2022 - 11:18pm
juanrivera, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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