Although bottled water has been around since the late 17th century, it’s only within the last 50 years that is has become the world’s most popular packaged drink. Americans consume an estimated 42 gallons of bottled water annually, while the number of brands and labels continues to expand. With more than a dozen categories of water on the market—from distilled to spring, artesian, sterile, mineral, infused, and many others—there are literally a flood of choices. Ultimately, if the water you buy is strictly for consumption, the best type comes down to a matter of personal taste. Here are three common categories of bottled water that will keep you hydrated with a taste you’ll enjoy.