|Industry||Beverage manufacturing and bottling|
|Headquarters||Preston, Washington, United States|
Kevin Klock, CEO
Talking Rain is a privately held beverage company based in Preston, Washington that manufactures and distributes enhanced and sparkling waters. The company was founded in 1987, but has risen to prominence recently after the emergence of its Sparkling ICE brand across the United States.
Talking Rain produces bottled spring water and bottled sparkling water for distribution throughout the United States, as well as in Mexico, Canada and Japan. The company's most prominent brand, and only brand that is distributed nationally, is Sparkling ICE, a low-calorie carbonated beverage made from spring water with vitamins and fruit juice added.
Sparkling ICE brand products come in 11 fruit flavors, and each flavor has a distinct and vivid color. The products are packaged in a tall, minimalist bottle, branded with an ice cube logo depicting each bottle's flavor. Talking Rain also produces and distributes Sparkling ICE Lemonade, an extension of the Sparkling ICE brand that is not its traditional fruit flavors. There are 6 varieties of Sparkling ICE Lemonade.
Microsoft stocks Talking Rain products, among other soft drinks, for free distribution to employees. During the development of Windows Vista, Microsoft arranged to have special Talking Rain cans printed with the Vista logo and a link to an Intranet site.
According to the Puget Sound Business Journal, as of August 2008, 90% of Talking Rain's revenue comes from flavored products. The company is privately held and as such does not report exact revenue or profit figures.
- "Puget Sound area water bottlers still growing despite eco-concerns." Puget Sound Business Journal, August 22, 2008.