Amber Beverage Group owns JSC Latvijas balzams, the largest producer of alcoholic beverages in the Baltics. We operate two alcohol production factories in Riga — a distillery for strong alcoholic beverages and a production plant for sparkling wines and light alcoholic beverages. Our production and bottling traditions began in 1900 when the first state alcohol monopoly was established in Latvia.
We represent 22% of the local market share, produce over 1000 SKUs annually, and are among the biggest taxpayers contributing to the Latvian economy.
We have a leading presence in all key spirits segments, as well as in sparkling wines, ciders, and RTDs in the Baltic region. Many of our global award-winning beverages come with a long history such as Stolichnaya® Vodka, which has been produced in our factory since 1948. The newest generation of spirits, including Riga Black Vodka® and
Amber Gold® Vodka are produced using innovative filtration technologies that result in particular character profiles for beverage connoisseurs.
We use natural ingredients from around the world and have retained our traditional beverage production technologies. The recipes for some of our signature products date back hundreds of years, for example, the formula for Riga Black Balsam® was officially first written down in 1752, but our renown Moskovskaya® Vodka dates back to the end of the 19th century.
High-quality international standards are part and parcel of our daily production practices. We apply them with an equal passion for the procurement of ingredients, our distillation technologies, and to bottling and packaging. Our quality management system is certified in accordance with ISO standards and HACCP principles.
Five of ABG’s core brands are produced at Amber Latvijas balzams, and more than 70% of all production is exported. With 13 production lines and full-cycle production, Amber Latvijas balzams is set to become one of the strongest producers of beverages in Europe.
The distillery is capable of producing around 750 different SKUs and handles over 30 private label projects. This producer of alcoholic beverages with more than 120 years of experience sold 4.6m 9Lcs in 2021.