Suriname Alcholic Beverages (SAB), Paramaribo
Company was established on November 17, 1966.
Their own distillery was established on 1989.
Suriname Alcoholic Beverages NV (formerly Surinamese Alcohol Company and popularly known as SAB) was established on 17 november 1966 and started initially with the bottling and distribution of rum and sugar products whose raw materials were supplied by the sugarestate Mariënburg, Commewijne. In the year 1973 SAB signed a cooperation agreement with the in Bordeaux Peyrelongue France-based company Hanappier & Co.. S.A. (Calvet SA), for the manufacture of the well-known Hanappier Eau de Vie.
SAB grew very rapidly into a leading industrial company that not only manufactured rum and alcoholic products, but also forsaw the entire pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries of spirit alcohol.
SAB has received several international honors and awards for its rum since its establishment.
In the year 1977 the famous Black Cat Rum was honored in Luxembourg with the prestigious "Monde Selection Médaille d'Or" or gold medal. Through this first major international success the company grew rapidly in size and prestige and the Black Cat was the national pride of Suriname. Also abroad Black Cat acquired acknowledgement, and became an understanding in the Dutch spirits market.
In the year 1978 another SAB rum was awarded in Geneva, Switzerland with the Medal Monde Selection d'Or. This time the honours went to Poker Rum, a dark rum who later developed the familiar Borgoe Rum.
Borgoe Extra Rum was awarded in the year 2003 with the "Best Rum Award" in Tokyo, Japan and the "Monde Selection d'Bronze Medal" in Brussels in the year 2004. Borgoe Extra Rum was judged by an international jury on quality, presentation, taste and purity.
In the year 1999, the shares of the "Surinaamse Cultuurmaatschappij NV" (Mariënburg) were handed over to the Trinidad-based alcoholcompany: Angostura Ltd.
In the same year, a new, advanced and fully automatic bottleline was taken into use.
With further investment and strategic alliances, the market value of the company was steadily increasing and the competitiveness of the SAB rums grew both nationally and internationally.
In 2004, SAB and its subsidiary, SAB Distribution, certified under the international quality standard ISO 9001:2000.
SAB is well aware of its role as a national producer of alcohol and alcoholic products in Suriname. From its social responsibility SAB will continue to provide a continuous contribution to the Surinamese society. SAB has made it her mission to make use of the national resources in a responsible way.
Here are full texts from the labels
sr_14: Mariënburg Rum; Justitia Pietas Fides; inh. 20 cl; Surinaams Fabrikaat; 90%
sr_15: Red Sun Rum 90°
sr_1: Black Cat
sr_3: Black Cat; 0.70 Litre; 38% alc/vol; Classic Reserve; This superb Rum was Born From the Original Award Winning Blend of Luxembourg 1977. Nurtured in oak barrels, matured by time, filtered and blended to create a smooth tantalizing light spirit. A spirit acknowledged by connoiseurs as one of a kind. Truely a Classic; Produced and Bottled by SAB, PO Box 1413 - Paramaribo; Product of Suriname
sr_11: Black Cat; White Rum
sr_4: Borgoe 82
sr_5: Borgoe Extra; 2000 Blend; Golden rum; Produced and Bottled by SAB, PO Box 1413 - Paramaribo, Suriname
sr_6: Limited Edition; Jubilee Reserve Aged Rum; 40% alc/vol; 500 ml; Produced and Bottled by SAB, PO Box 1413 - Paramaribo; Product of Suriname
sr_12: Borgoe Grand Reserve Rum; Aged 8 Years; 40% alc/vol; 70 cl
sr_13: Est. 1882; Borgoe Single Barrel Rum; Aged 15 Years; 40% alc/vol; 70 cl
sr_10: Black Cat Limon
sr_7: An Original Exotic Bland of the finest ingredients mixed with Brandy and Rum; Ponche Campos; 9% alc/vol; 70 cl; Produced and bottled by SAB, PO Box 1413 - Paramaribo; Product of Suriname
sr~1: Mariënburg Rum 81%; Justitia Pietas Fides; inh. 700 ml; Produced and bottled by SAB, PO Box 1413 - Paramaribo; Product of Suriname
sr~2: Borgoe 82; Jubilee Blend; Superior Suriname Golden Rum; 38% alc/vol; 0.70 Litre; Produced and bottled by SAB, PO Box 1413 - Paramaribo; Product of Suriname