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 On February 24, 2015, Nova Scotia's Authentic Seacoast Distilling Company Ltd., together with Parks Canada and Fortress Louisbourg Association, unveiled its new brand for the rum that has been patiently maturing in oak barrels in the Magazin du Roi at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site since its arrival last September. Fortress Rum, the first rum to be matured onsite in almost 300 years, is sold in traditional bottles and sealed in wax, capturing the authentic spirit of New France’s historic rum trade.

In the 18th century, Louisbourg was one of North America's busiest seaports and France's centre of trade and military strength in the New World. Caribbean rum was a major trading good of the times. It was brought ashore in large oak casks through the Frédéric Gate and rolled into storehouses.

This summer explore the drink that sugar made with “Louisbourg Rum Experience – Worth Protecting!” Take part in an historic rum tasting and savour an 18th century Rum Punch. This new program will be offered daily from July 1 to September 7.

Fortress Rum is available at the Fortress' period restaurants and throughout Nova Scotia at select Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) stores and other fine spirits retailers. Read more about Fortress Rum at: http://www.fortressrum.com

Other products produced in partnership with Parks Canada and Authentic Seacoast include Louisbourg 1713 French Roast Full Steam coffee and Louisbourg 1713 Heritage Soap from Authentic Seacoast Soaps

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The FLA, Parks Canada, and Authentic Seacoast have partnered to store rum behind the massive stone walls of the Fortress as it was stored 300 years ago. Come celebrate Fortress Rum with us
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