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    WIlkinson Tansan Sparkling Water

    ₱110.00 ₱130.00
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    Full-fledged Sparkling water with a sharp, clear taste, and stronger carbonation

    It is a Sparkling water that can enjoy the exhilaration created by polished water and strong carbonation. Not only has it been used in many bars for many years as a split material for alcohol, but in recent years the drinking style of drinking Sparkling water as it is in Japan has also become widespread. It is Sparkling water that can be enjoyed in various ways according to the purpose and scene.


    John Clifford Wilkinson, a British resident lived in Japan, discovered a carbonated mineral spring in the mountains of Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture during hunting. "Wilkinson Tansan" was adopted as drinking water at the first developed country summit held in Japan in 1979, and "Wilkinson" is a brand with more than 100 years of tradition and trust since 1904.

    Great for Whiskey

    Chances are, when you order a highball in Japan it will be mixed with a bottle of Tansan sparkling water. 

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    Tansan & The Philippines

    So how did we end up calling the crown cap tansan?

    To quote the article by ANCX:

    "Wilkinson sent samples of the water to London for analysis, and found out that it was “an excellent mineral spring” that can be enjoyed by the rest of the world. And so, the entrepreneurial Englishman decided to bottle it up for commercial consumption. He called the water brand Tansan, which literally means “carbonated water” in Japanese. 

    On the other side of the world, in 1892, Maryland-born William Painter had already invented the Crown Cork. There were already carbonated beverages at that time, but the stoppers and bottle caps weren’t leak-proof. Painter’s invention solved this.

    The Crown Cork bottle cap had a “corrugated-flange edge and was lined with a thin cork disc and a special paper backing to seal the bottle and prevent contact between the metal cap and the drink,” describes, a site maintained by the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF), an organization that honors the visionaries whose patented inventions have changed our world.

    The Crown Cork bottle cap was a nifty invention and it was cheap to produce. Painter launched the Crown Cork and Seal Company in 1892 to manufacture and market the cap.

    The Tansan carbonated water started using Painter’s metal crown cap in 1902 such that when the drink arrived on Philippine shores in the 1920s, via the Swiss trading firm Lutz & Zuellig, its sole distributor at that time, Tansan already had that cap on it.

    In a blog post by Banter from the Bat Cave, he mentioned that historian Ambeth Ocampo wrote in an issue of Philippine Daily Inquirer in August 9, 2013, that “In pre-war Manila, Tansan was a popular brand of fizzy water…It was sold with the distinct metal bottle caps that have since been called tansan by Filipinos.” 


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