My wife and I were on vacation in Sint Maarten and came across this great rum. The island was great and so was Orient Beach!!!
Sint Maarten/St Martin is a beautiful 37 sq mile, ½ Dutch, ½ French, sub-tropical island in the NE elbow of the Caribbean Sea. Columbus sailed by on 11 Nov 1493 - the feast day of St Martin of Tours. It has a colourful landscape & history. Before 1493 Amer-Indian people lived here. From Amazonia they came, first the Arawaks, later the Caribs.
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 & friends. It became an integral part of local culture & tradition. Guavaberry is our national liqueur. It is a cherished symbol of the olden days. There are folk songs & stories about it.
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 & they equate Guavaberry with everything that was unique & special & quiet about the island only one generation ago.
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