Canadian Iceberg, the company behind Iceberg Vodka says it was shocked after being hit by thieves who made away with 30,000 litres of iceberg water from their Port Union storage facility last weekend.
The water, collected from icebergs harvested from the Trinity Bay region, is used in their products including Iceberg gin and vodka.
President and CEO of Canadian Iceberg David Meyers says how, or why the water – which is stored in a number of large tanks on a secured property – was stolen, is a mystery. He says the property, which is unmarked with no signage, is locked and surrounded by a locked gate.
Meyers says the thieves would have needed a large tanker truck to remove the water.
He says it takes a lot of “guts and stupidity” to pull it off with a large tanker truck, it would be even more astounding if they did it with a smaller truck going back and forth.
Meyers says he cannot imagine what someone would want with that much iceberg water. The volume of water taken would have been used to fill 150,000 bottles of product. Luckily, the theft occurred in February, which is closer to their iceberg harvesting season.