Amber Beverage Group owns Latvijas balzams JSC, 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.
Amber Beverage Group owns more than 200 brands. The backbone of the business is formed by a set of our core brands that are developed and managed for the global market.
It all started with Riga Black Balsam®, our legendary herbal bitter since 1752 — probably the oldest bitter brandRead more >
Inspired by our distinguished history of craftsmanship, our master distillers created Riga Black Vodka® — clean, pure,Read more >
Moskovskaya® Vodka — one of the oldest traditional vodkas with a recipe dating back to the end of the 19th century. TheRead more >
Cross Keys Gin® – The exceptionally smooth flavour of Cross Keys Gin® unlocks the door to the ephemeral beauty of Baltic summer.Read more >
Cosmopolitan Diva® — the first sparkling filtered through real gold. The design of the brand is based on insights fromRead more >
Moka® — currently one of our hidden gems and already one of the best-selling coffeeRead more >
Grand Cavalier® — a brand that was originally created for the Lithuanian market rapidly became the marketRead more >
JSC Latvijas balzams is represented in almost all segments of strong and light alcoholic beverages with more than 100 product names. With many of them, JSC Latvijas balzams definitely is a market leader in Latvia. We produce such worldwide known brands as Stolichnaya® Vodka, Moskovskaya® Vodka, Riga Black Balsam®, Cross Keys Gin® and Rīgas Sparkling wine. Riga Black Balsam® is one of the oldest alcohol brands in Europe – its beginnings can be found in 1752.
JSC Latvijas balzams is one of the most significant exporters in Latvia – its products are available in more than 175 countries worldwide and every year we explore new export markets.
STRONG AND GROWING DIRECT EXPORT MARKET PRESENCE