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Discover our roots

 SAU is a reminder of the ancient spice trade in the Moluccas and the art of distilling genever in the Netherlands. The stories of generations and mutual history collided into a drink that tastes like no other, an ethereal blend of Dutch spirit and the authentic Moluccan spices and fruits.

Even today, Schiedam is known as a world leader when it comes to the production of genever.

Discover Our
Roots

 SAU is a reminder of the ancient spice trade in the Moluccas and the art of distilling genever in the Netherlands. The stories of generations and mutual history collided into a drink that tastes like no other, an ethereal blend of Dutch spirit and the authentic Moluccan spices and fruits.

Even today, Schiedam is known as a world leader when it comes to the production of genever.

Schiedam:
Genever Capital

In the 16th century, the Netherlands flourished, and many distilleries emerged through-out the country. More than 400 distilleries in Schiedam and dozens of windmills ground malted barley and rye six days a week into the coarse flour that – together with juniper – formed the primary raw material of the wildly popular drink. Ships brought in raw materials, wood and coal and left loaded with genever to transport it to all continents.

Schiedam:
Genever Capital

In the 16th century, the Netherlands flourished, and many distilleries emerged through-out the country. More than 400 distilleries in Schiedam and dozens of windmills ground malted barley and rye six days a week into the coarse flour that – together with juniper – formed the primary raw material of the wildly popular drink. Ships brought in raw materials, wood and coal and left loaded with genever to transport it to all continents.

THE MOLUCCAS:
SPICE ISLANDS

The Moluccas have been at the epicentre of the spice trade for many centuries. The islands are famous for their clove, nutmeg, coffee and other spices, herbs, and fruits. 

At the end of the 16th century, the Dutch invaded the archipelago to control Portuguese territories. The Dutch invaders brought those spices back home, and a long mutual history between the Moluccans and the Dutch was born.

The Moluccas:
Spice Islands

The Moluccas have been at the epicentre of the spice trade for many centuries. The islands are famous for their clove, nutmeg, coffee and other spices, herbs, and fruits. 

At the end of the 16th century, the Dutch invaded the archipelago to control Portuguese territories. The Dutch invaders brought those spices back home, and a long mutual history between the Moluccans and the Dutch was born.