Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company N.V., Philipsburg

Netherlands Antilles

Rum labels

Blackbeard's Spiced Rum -  Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company N.V., Philipsburg (an1)
Blackbeard's Spiced Rum

Blackbeard´s Spiced Rum

57 x 135 mm (2.2" x 5.3")
Blackbeard's Bois Bande Rum -  Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company N.V., Philipsburg (an2)
Blackbeard's Bois Bande Rum

Blackbeard´s Bois Bande Rum

57 x 135 mm (2.2" x 5.3")
Blackbeard's Peppar Rum -  Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company N.V., Philipsburg (an3)
Blackbeard's Peppar Rum

Blackbeard´s Peppar Rum

57 x 135 mm (2.2" x 5.3")
Blackbeard's 5 Star Rum -  Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company N.V., Philipsburg (an4)
Blackbeard's 5 Star Rum

Blackbeard´s 5 Star Rum

57 x 135 mm (2.3" x 5.3")
Blackbeard's 5 Star Rum -  Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company N.V., Philipsburg (an5)
Blackbeard's 5 Star Rum

Blackbeard´s 5 Star Rum

57 x 135 mm (2.2" x 5.3")
Blackbeard's 5 Star Rum -  Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company N.V., Philipsburg (an6)
Blackbeard's 5 Star Rum

Blackbeard´s 5 Star Rum

57 x 135 mm (2.2" x 5.3")
Mash Up -  Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company N.V., Philipsburg (an21)
Mash Up

Mash Up

69 x 113 mm (2.7" x 4.4")
Cariba Nativa St. Croix Rum -  Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company N.V., Philipsburg (an_5)
Cariba Nativa St. Croix Rum

Cariba Nativa St. Croix Rum

Cariba Nativa Jamaica Rum -  Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company N.V., Philipsburg (an_6)
Cariba Nativa Jamaica Rum

Cariba Nativa Jamaica Rum

Cariba Nativa Trinidad Rum -  Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company N.V., Philipsburg (an_7)
Cariba Nativa Trinidad Rum

Cariba Nativa Trinidad Rum

Cariba Nativa Barbados Rum -  Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company N.V., Philipsburg (an_8)
Cariba Nativa Barbados Rum

Cariba Nativa Barbados Rum

Cariba Nativa Antigua Rum -  Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company N.V., Philipsburg (an_9)
Cariba Nativa Antigua Rum

Cariba Nativa Antigua Rum

Cariba Nativa Guadeloupe Rum -  Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company N.V., Philipsburg (an_10)
Cariba Nativa Guadeloupe Rum

Cariba Nativa Guadeloupe Rum

Wild Sint Maarten Guavaberry Island Folk Liqueur -  Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company N.V., Philipsburg (an13)
Wild Sint Maarten Guavaberry Island Folk Liqueur

Wild Sint Maarten Guavaberry Island Folk Liqueur

199 x 143 mm (7.8" x 5.6")
Olde Sint Maarten Mango Island Folk Liqueur -  Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company N.V., Philipsburg (an14)
Olde Sint Maarten Mango Island Folk Liqueur

Olde Sint Maarten Mango Island Folk Liqueur

200 x 143 mm (7.9" x 5.6")
Olde Sint Maarten Island Almond Tropical Liqueur -  Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company N.V., Philipsburg (an15)
Olde Sint Maarten Island Almond Tropical Liqueur

Olde Sint Maarten Island Almond Tropical Liqueur

200 x 143 mm (7.9" x 5.6")
Olde Sint Maarten Spice Island Rum Liqueur -  Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company N.V., Philipsburg (an16)
Olde Sint Maarten Spice Island Rum Liqueur

Olde Sint Maarten Spice Island Rum Liqueur

201 x 143 mm (7.9" x 5.6")
Olde Sint Maarten Island Anis Tropical Liqueur -  Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company N.V., Philipsburg (an17)
Olde Sint Maarten Island Anis Tropical Liqueur

Olde Sint Maarten Island Anis Tropical Liqueur

200 x 143 mm (7.9" x 5.6")
Olde Sint Maarten Lime Island Rum Liqueur -  Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company N.V., Philipsburg (an18)
Olde Sint Maarten Lime Island Rum Liqueur

Olde Sint Maarten Lime Island Rum Liqueur

200 x 143 mm (7.9" x 5.6")
Olde Sint Maarten Passion Fruit Island Rum Liqueur -  Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company N.V., Philipsburg (an19)
Olde Sint Maarten Passion Fruit Island Rum Liqueur

Olde Sint Maarten Passion Fruit Island Rum Liqueur

200 x 142 mm (7.9" x 5.6")
Sint Maarten Guavaberry Liqueur -  Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company N.V., Philipsburg (an20)
Sint Maarten Guavaberry Liqueur

Sint Maarten Guavaberry Liqueur

44 x 167 mm (1.7" x 6.6")
Amaretto di Santo Martino -  Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company N.V., Philipsburg (an8)
Amaretto di Santo Martino

Amaretto di Santo Martino

108 x 51 mm (4.2" x 2")
Eastern Caribbean Mango Premium Liqueur -  Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company N.V., Philipsburg (an9)
Eastern Caribbean Mango Premium Liqueur

Eastern Caribbean Mango Premium Liqueur

109 x 52 mm (4.3" x 2")
Sint Maarten Wild Lime Premium Liqueur -  Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company N.V., Philipsburg (an10)
Sint Maarten Wild Lime Premium Liqueur

Sint Maarten Wild Lime Premium Liqueur

108 x 51 mm (4.2" x 2")
Sint Maarten Spice Island Liqueur -  Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company N.V., Philipsburg (an11)
Sint Maarten Spice Island Liqueur

Sint Maarten Spice Island Liqueur

108 x 51 mm (4.2" x 2")
Sint Maarten Passion Fruit Premium Liqueur -  Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company N.V., Philipsburg (an12)
Sint Maarten Passion Fruit Premium Liqueur

Sint Maarten Passion Fruit Premium Liqueur

108 x 51 mm (4.3" x 2")
Guavaberry Liquor -  Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company N.V., Philipsburg (an7)
Guavaberry Liquor

Guavaberry Liquor

108 x 51 mm (4.2" x 2")

History

Guavaberry is the legendary folk liqueur of Sint Maarten/St Martin. It was first made here centuries ago in private homes. People made what they needed for family and friends. It became an integral part of local culture and tradition. Guavaberry is our national liqueur. It is a cherished symbol of the olden days. There are folk songs and stories about it.

It is made from fine oak aged rum, cane sugar and wild Sint Maarten Guavaberries. The fruit is found high in the warm hills in the centre of the island. They are rare. They are not at all like guavas. The aged liqueur has a woody, fruity, spicy, bitter-sweet flavour all of its own. The name "Guavaberry" is of Caribbean Amer-Indian origin.
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We read that 100 years ago the Guavaberry was used to make fresh juice, jams, tarts and cakes in the N.E. Caribbean and in Cuba and that in the late 1800s some Guavaberry wine or rum was exported from the Danish Virgin Islands (now the USVI) to Denmark. Aside from these references, until recently, no one found a way to turn the fruit into commerce.

To the indigineous Sint Maartener, Guavaberry conjures up warm and treasured memories of the good old days. There are folk-songs and stories about it. Guavaberry is an integral and distinguishing feature of local culture, heritage and tradition, a point of pride, a symbol of Sint Maarten/St Martin, a living link to the past.

In the old days on Sint Maarten/St Martin, Guavaberry was known as the drink of Christmas. In the 1950s the population of Sint Maarten/St Martin was at its lowest ebb, with only 1,600 people living on the Dutch side. In those days Guavaberry was an essential part of the annual Christmas festivities and people would go from door to door singing -

"Good Morning, Good Morning, I come for me Guavaberry..." The host or hostess of each house would take the precious bottle from the cabinet and pour a little tot for the serenaders. These activities are most precious to those who remember them and they equate Guavaberry with everything that was unique and special and quiet about the island only one generation ago.

[Source: Company's web site, cited 2003]


Here are full texts from the labels

an1: Blackbeard's Spiced Rum; 750 ml; 70 Proof, 35% alc. by vol.; Blended & bottled by the Sint Maarten Guavaberry Co. N.V., #8-10 Frontstreet, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, Eastern Caribbean; Rum XXX

an2: Blackbeard's Bois Bande Rum; 750 ml; 70 Proof, 35% alc. by vol.; Blended & bottled by the Sint Maarten Guavaberry Co. N.V., #8-10 Frontstreet, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, Eastern Caribbean; Rum XXX

an3: Blackbeard's Peppar Rum; 750 ml; 70 Proof, 35% alc. by vol.; Blended & bottled by the Sint Maarten Guavaberry Co. N.V., #8-10 Frontstreet, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, Eastern Caribbean; Rum XXX

an4: Blackbeard's 5 Star Rum; 750 ml; 80 Proof, 40% alc. by vol.; Blended & bottled by the Sint Maarten Guavaberry Co. N.V., #8-10 Frontstreet, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, Eastern Caribbean; Rum XXX

an5: Blackbeard's 5 Star Rum; 750 ml; 80 Proof, 40% alc. by vol.; Blended & bottled by the Sint Maarten Guavaberry Co. N.V., #8-10 Frontstreet, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, Eastern Caribbean; Rum XXX

an6: Blackbeard's 5 Star Rum; 750 ml; 80 Proof, 40% alc. by vol.; Blended & bottled by the Sint Maarten Guavaberry Co. N.V., #8-10 Frontstreet, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, Eastern Caribbean; Rum XXX

an21: Mash Up; The Eastern Guavaberry Rum

an_5: St. Croix Rum; Cariba Nativa; The Guavaberry Shop; Sint Maarten Dutch Caribbean Paradise; 75 CL; 80 Proof

an_6: Jamaica Rum; Cariba Nativa; The Guavaberry Shop; Sint Maarten Dutch Caribbean Paradise; 75 CL; 80 Proof

an_7: Trinidad Rum; Cariba Nativa; The Guavaberry Shop; Sint Maarten Dutch Caribbean Paradise; 75 CL; 80 Proof

an_8: Barbados Rum; Cariba Nativa; The Guavaberry Shop; Sint Maarten Dutch Caribbean Paradise; 75 CL; 80 Proof

an_9: Antigua Rum; Cariba Nativa; The Guavaberry Shop; Sint Maarten Dutch Caribbean Paradise; 75 CL; 80 Proof

an_10: Guadeloupe Rum; Cariba Nativa; The Guavaberry Shop; Sint Maarten Dutch Caribbean Paradise; 75 CL; 80 Proof

an13: Made on Sint Maarten; Preium Liqueur; The Original Wild Sint Maarten Guavaberry Island Folk Liqueur; 50 Proof; 750 ml; Alc by vol 25%; Produced And Bottled By The Sint Maarten Guavaberry Co. N.V., #8-10 Frontstreet, Sint Maarten, N.A.; Product of Netherlands Antilles

an14: Made on Sint Maarten; Preium Liqueur; The Original Olde Sint Maarten Mango Island Folk Liqueur; 50 Proof; 750 ml; Alc by vol 25%; Produced And Bottled By The Sint Maarten Guavaberry Co. N.V., #8-10 Frontstreet, Sint Maarten, N.A.; Product of Netherlands Antilles

an15: Made on Sint Maarten; Preium Liqueur; The Original Olde Sint Maarten Island Almond Tropical Liqueur; 50 Proof; 750 ml; Alc by vol 25%; Produced And Bottled By The Sint Maarten Guavaberry Co. N.V., #8-10 Frontstreet, Sint Maarten, N.A.; Product of Netherlands Antilles

an16: Made on Sint Maarten; Preium Liqueur; The Original Olde Sint Maarten Spice Island Rum Liqueur; 50 Proof; 750 ml; Alc by vol 25%; Produced And Bottled By The Sint Maarten Guavaberry Co. N.V., #8-10 Frontstreet, Sint Maarten, N.A.; Product of Netherlands Antilles

an17: Made on Sint Maarten; Preium Liqueur; The Original Olde Sint Maarten Island Anis Tropical Liqueur; 50 Proof; 750 ml; Alc by vol 25%; Produced And Bottled By The Sint Maarten Guavaberry Co. N.V., #8-10 Frontstreet, Sint Maarten, N.A.; Product of Netherlands Antilles

an18: Made on Sint Maarten; Preium Liqueur; The Original Olde Sint Maarten Lime Island Rum Liqueur; 50 Proof; 750 ml; Alc by vol 25%; Produced And Bottled By The Sint Maarten Guavaberry Co. N.V., #8-10 Frontstreet, Sint Maarten, N.A.; Product of Netherlands Antilles

an19: Made on Sint Maarten; Preium Liqueur; The Original Olde Sint Maarten Passion Fruit Island Rum Liqueur; 50 Proof; 750 ml; Alc by vol 25%; Produced And Bottled By The Sint Maarten Guavaberry Co. N.V., #8-10 Frontstreet, Sint Maarten, N.A.; Product of Netherlands Antilles

an20: Sint Maarten Guavaberry Liqueur; Cuvee Carnival Limited Edition; Made on Sint Maarten with pure guavaberry fruit by the Sint Maarten Guavaberry Co. N.V., #8-10 Frontstreet, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles; 750 ml; 30 alc/vol

an8: 50 ml; 25% alc/vol, 50 Proof; Amaretto di Santo Martino; Sint Maarten Guavaberry Co. N.V., #10 Frontstreet, Sint Maarten, Dutch West Indies

an9: 50 ml; 25% alc/vol, 50 Proof; Eastern Caribbean Mango Premium Liqueur; Sint Maarten Guavaberry Co. N.V., #10 Frontstreet, Sint Maarten, Dutch West Indies

an10: 50 ml; 25% alc/vol, 50 Proof; Sint Maarten Wild Lime Premium Liqueur; Sint Maarten Guavaberry Co. N.V., #10 Frontstreet, Sint Maarten, Dutch West Indies

an11: 50 ml; 25% alc/vol, 50 Proof; Sint Maarten Spice Island Liqueur; Sint Maarten Guavaberry Co. N.V., #10 Frontstreet, Sint Maarten, Dutch West Indies

an12: 50 ml; 25% alc/vol, 50 Proof; Sint Maarten Passion Fruit Premium Liqueur; Sint Maarten Guavaberry Co. N.V., #10 Frontstreet, Sint Maarten, Dutch West Indies

an7: Guavaberry Loquor; Guavabeerry Liquorr is manufactored by the Sint Maarten Guavaberry Co. N.V., #10 Frontstreet, Sint Maarten, Netherland Antilles; Guavaberry is the Legendary Caribbean Island Folk Liqquor of Sint Maarten/ St. Martin; 752677345686


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