Authentic Seacoast™ Distilling Company - Fortress Rum
Authentic Seacoast™ Distilling Company is a producer of iconic maritime spirits on Canada’s East Coast. Located on the historic Guysborough harbour in Nova Scotia, the distillery is home to award-winning spirits brands including Sea Fever™ Rum, Fortress™ Rum and Glynnevan® Whisky. Its commitment to quality, premium products that capture the spirit of Canada’s East Coast has earned the distillery Nova Scotia’s “Spirits Local Partner of the Year” award.
Authentic Seacoast Distilling opened a new state-of-the-art, $10 million distilling and brewing facility at Mussel Cove in 2016 to keep up with demand for its spirits and craft beer products. This spectacular facility, set against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, provides visitors with a glimpse into a spirits and brewing history that goes back nearly 400 years in Guysborough. The only distillery and brewery located at a golf course in the world, Authentic Seacoast offers a unique vacation destination in addition to its premium spirits and beer.
About Fortress Rum
Founded in 1713, Louisbourg was one of North America’s busiest seaports and France’s key centre of trade and military strength in the New World. And rum was at the heart of this thriving centre. Brought ashore in large oak casks and rolled into the ledgers, rum was traded for local fish and lumber and re-exported to the colonies. Fortress™ Rum restores this 300-year history of the New France rum trade and is created by patiently maturing select Caribbean rum in oak barrels behind the massive stonewalls of the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia.
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