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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Authentic Seacoast Announces Construction Start of New Distillery

Guysborough, Nova Scotia – Authentic Seacoast Distilling Company Ltd. announced today, that following a competitive public tendering process, it has selected J.W. Lindsay Enterprises Limited of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, as the General Contractor to build its new distillery in Guysborough. 

“After many months of planning and detailed design and engineering work, we are delighted to now start construction of this important project,” said ASDC’s President Glynn Williams, P.Eng. "Situated adjacent to our golf course on historic Guysborough Harbour, this new facility will enable us to keep pace with anticipated growth in our craft-blended and craft-distilled spirits that speak to Nova Scotia’s heritage.  Working with Archibald & Fraser Architects of Antigonish, our design is sensitive to the rural character of our community, yet meets the requirements of a modern distillery that embraces the latest in technology. The distillery incorporates tasting and hospitality rooms, enabling visitors to learn more about the fine-art of spirits-making and to further experience the Authentic Seacoast."

"We are looking forward to working with Glynn and his team over the course of this project.  We bring many years of experience, knowledge and building construction processes to this project that will create a showcase facility for our client and for the Guysborough community." said Cory Bell, P.Eng., President of J.W. Lindsay Enterprises Limited.

About Authentic Seacoast Distilling Company

Authentic Seacoast Distilling Company Ltd. produces handmade, craft distilled and blended spirits including Sea FeverRum and FortressRum at its distillery next to Osprey Shores Golf Resort on the historic Guysborough harbour. A part of Authentic Seacoast Company Ltd, which includes Osprey Shores Golf Resort, historic DesBarres Manor Inn, Rare Bird Pub, Skipping Stone Cafe & Store, Full Steam Coffee Co., Harbour Belle Bakery, Authentic Seacoast Brewing Co. (makers of Rare Bird Craft Beer), Glanbùrn Artesian Water, Authentic Seacoast Soaps and the Authentic Seacoast Store.

Authentic Seacoast Company's vision is to restore the proud trading legacy of a seacoast village in Nova Scotia and to create jobs in the community on a sustainable basis by producing and sharing high quality products and experiences that are authentic and memorable. The Authentic Seacoast Company Ltd embodies the fresh sea air, industrious people and proud determination that has kept this special place by the sea alive over the past four centuries. Read more at: www.authenticseacoast.com

About J.W. Lindsay Enterprises Limited

Lindsay Construction is a privately-owned Atlantic Canadian company with over half a century of groundbreaking work in construction services. They service the commercial, retail, institutional and industrial sectors and takes pride in providing clients with structures of the finest quality workmanship and design at incomparable value.  Read more at: http://www.jwlindsay.ca

For further information, please contact:

Doug Anweiler
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Authentic Seacoast Company Ltd.
902 533-2078, cell 416.898.3144;

Kirby Putnam
Executive Vice President
J.W. Lindsay Enterprises Limited
902 468-5000; ext 222


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