Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
Photo courtesy of Sint Maarten Guavaberry Emporium
Sint Maarten Guavaberry EmporiumBuilt on the site of an ancient Jewish synagogue that was abandoned in 1781, this building was the governor's home before becoming the headquarters and retail shop for the famous Sint Maarten Guavaberry Emporium. Like the building, Guavaberry has a rich history and is a historical folk liqueur (there are even folks songs and stories written about it) that today is an important symbol of St. Maarten and the local culture.
The product itself is high quality, made with fine, oak-aged rum, cane sugar, and rare wild Sint Maarten Guavaberries found at high altitudes in the center of the island. Once produced, the liqueur emits a woody, bittersweet, and spicy, yet fruity flavor.
Sint Maarten Guavaberry Emporium also sells a number of other high-quality rums and liqueurs, as well as a wide range of hot sauces.