SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Spring Water, sold in sparkling and still versions in iconic cobalt-blue bottles, seems ubiquitous locally. Available in the Capital Region for a century and a half, it’s on shelves in supermarkets and convenience stores, and restaurant servers regularly inquire whether a table wants ice water from the tap or a bottle of Saratoga Water. But outside of New York and other parts of the Northeast, Saratoga Water was largely a secret or at least a cult favorite.
Until now. The beverage conglomerate BlueTriton Brands, with 14 lines of bottled water, in late 2021 bought the previously independent Saratoga Spring Water Co., which has a bottling plant on Geyser Road. The goal was to expand Saratoga Water into a national brand to coincide with its 150th anniversary last year.