Friday, April 4, 2014

St Maarten's Old Man Guavaberry Rum Arrives in U.S.

The National Liqueur of Dutch St Maarten & French St Martin has finally arrived in the U.S.

Photo courtesy of St Maarten Guavaberry

I was rather excited after receiving an e-mail today from Guavaberry about shipping their rum products to the U.S. On their site, U.S. citizens could order the sauces, spices, and seasonings, but not the rum. 

On my last visit to The Grenadines the plan was stopping over in Saba, and then St Maarten to purchase Guavaberry Rum before returning home. Unfortunately, due to a family emergency, I had to change flight plans, and missed visiting Saba and St Maarten. 

Now my local liquor store can order the rum! Yay, life is good!!

If you're not familiar with guavaberries, the taste is a combination of bitter, tart and sweet. The most popular use of the fruit is rum, however the berries are also made into jams, tarts and cakes, juices, and breads. 

When ripe the berries can either be black or orange in color - both taste about the same.  

This is truly an exotic island kind of fruit as there is no set season for the berries - much like "island time" it will happen, but at no specific time or schedule. (ˆ◡ˆ)

On the Dutch side of the island (St Maarten) head to the Guavaberry Emporium on Front Street in Philipsburg for guavaberry liquors in all flavors, along with jams, and hot sauces. 

On the French side of the island (St Martin) you can purchase guavaberry rum and other producrts in beautiful hand-painted bottles at Ma Doudou Cul de Sac. (See previous post on Ma Doudou

Also in St Martin the Marigot Market waterfront sells guavaberry products on Wednesday and Sunday. If the trees are in bloom, make a visit to Loterie Farm for a botanical walking tour to see the trees in their native habitat.    

If you're not familiar with guavaberry products, head over to the site for info

BTW - the site is also offering $1.00 off the sauces & seasonings - use this link

Where to find Guavaberry in the U.S. - If you live in state not yet listed the best way to get Guavaberry is to go to your local spirits shop and ask them to tell their distributor to order it from the Importer -

Happy Travels,

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