Cloud Water Sparkling CBD beverages maker Cloud Water Brands has expanded its product portfolio, as well as distribution footprint in the US.

As part of this initiative, the company has partnered with the food and beverage distributor Big Geyser in the New York metro area, as well as with other distributors in southern California and foodservice supplier, Sysco in Florida.

Cloud Water CEO Marc Siden said: “Our strategy has been to build distribution strategically and opportunistically to emerge as a major CBD beverage player with a product that delivers on consumer’s desire for premium innovation while providing the functional benefits of 25mg of CBD.

“We have been careful to manage our growth and availability and our diligence has paid off.  We have strong consumer validation and proof of concept, a good understanding of our differentiated brand ethos, and a master distribution partner in Big Geyser to scale the brand.”

Cloud Water beverage will be available in four different flavours, Blood Orange & Coconut, Blackberry & Lemon & Rosemary, Grapefruit & Mint & Basil and NEW Aztec Chocolate & Strawberry.

The company claims that its beverage features all-natural ingredients, as well as botanicals with 25mg of bioavailable CBD.

It adds that all its beverages are gluten-free, non-GMO, as well as kosher and sweetened with organic honey, and contain only 40 calories per 12oz bottle.

Cloud Water chief marketing officer Alex Galindez said: “The DTC and self-distribution foundation allowed us to close the feedback loop with consumers and retailers so we could learn and pivot quickly before we went full-steam into retail distribution.

“That’s how we evolved from a glass bottle to an eco-friendly aluminium bottle which catalysed the growth of the brand.”

Currently, Cloud Water beverages are available in a new format in Erewhon stores in California and on-premise and retail locations in New York and Florida.