Iecava Spirit DistilleryOur history

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Year 1788

Construction of the spirit distillery is started

Count Pahlen begins the construction of a brewery in Lieliecava manor. At the same time construction of a spirit distillery is started, because already in 1805 the spirit distillery is expanded to begin the production of liqueur “Eckau OO Kummel”.

Year 1830

Iecava spirit distillery is purchased by the former factory supervisor E. Tidemanis

At the beginning of 1830s the Iecava spirit distillery, who significantly modernises and develops the manufacturing process. Spirit is produced not only from grain, but also from potatoes and sugar beet molasses.

Year 1934

Iecava spirit distillery is the only location in Latvia, which produces carbon dioxide

Iecava spirit distillery is the only location in Latvia, which produces carbon dioxide, which is used for health benefits and other treatment in Ķemeri and Baldone sanatoriums.

Year 1960

Iecava spirit distillery is one of the few distilleries, which produces raw spirit

Iecava spirit distillery is one of the few distilleries, which produces raw spirit, which is used to produce alcoholic beverages in the production union “Latvijas Balzams”.

From 1970 until 1997

“Latvijas Balzams” affiliate

As of 1970 Iecava spirit distillery is an affiliate of production company “Latvijas Balzams”, named “Iecava spirit factory”.

Year 2004

Reconstruction works are started in grain pre-processing and spirit distillation plants

Reconstruction works are started in grain pre-processing and spirit distillation plants – 99.5% ethanol is produced, which is then used for the manufacturing of biofuel.

Year 2019

Reconstruction works are started for ethanol distillation to produce food ethanol products

Reconstruction works are started for ethanol distillation to produce food ethanol products, preserving the production of wheat grain protein.

Year 2021

Production plant for ethyl alcohol rectification

Distillery reconstruction project “Ethyl alcohol rectification production plant”, No. 18-00-A00402-000017 (hereinafter – Project) implemented with the help of European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, Latvian Rural development programme for 2014-2020, assistance measure “Investments in material assets”, included in the framework for measure “Support for manufacturing investment”, and production of food ethanol products and protein concentrate started in a testing environment.

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