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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Nova Scotia’s Glynnevan® Whisky & Fortress™ Rum Win Medals at Prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Guysborough, Nova Scotia – Authentic Seacoast Distilling Company Ltd received a Silver Medal for its GLYNNEVAN® Double Barrelled Canadian Rye Whisky and a Bronze Medal for the second consecutive year for its Fortress™ Rum at the 16th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC), held from March 17 to 20, 2016.

Regarded as the most respected and influential spirits competition in the world, this year’s SFWSC was the largest in its history, judging more than 1,850 submissions. Medal winners are chosen through a rigorous blind tasting process over four days to ensure integrity and impartiality. As a result, the SFWSC states that their medals have “come to be the most reliable indication of spirits excellence, and spirits recognized as medal-worthy by our judges are understood around the world by both the trade and consumers to be the best the industry has to offer.”

“We are honoured to have our GLYNNEVAN® Whisky and Fortress™ Rum recognized by this internationally renowned group of spirits experts at the world’s most prestigious blind tasting competition”, said Glynn Williams, President, Authentic Seacoast Distilling Company Ltd. “This recognition demonstrates that our handcrafted Nova Scotia spirits can compete with the best in the world.”

A new Canadian tradition where the spirit of prairie grain comes to rest in barrels in the Authentic Seacoast Distillery on the historic Guysborough harbour, GLYNNEVAN® Whisky’s second barrelling by the Atlantic creates a smooth, distinct and uniquely Nova Scotian rye whisky. Layers of aroma start with sweet rye spices and honey, followed by toasted oak, vanilla, cinnamon and a hint of tropical fruit. The taste is sweet with notes of creamy vanilla, spice, butter, hazelnut toffee and caramel. Read more about GLYNNEVAN® at www.glynnevan.com.

Fortress™ Rum restores the 300-year history of the New France rum trade and is created by patiently maturing select Caribbean rum in oak barrels protected within the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. A smooth and well-structured amber rum, this premium, over-proof spirit delivers notes of oak, vanilla and tropical fruit.  Read more about Fortress™ Rum at www.fortressrum.com.

About Authentic Seacoast Distilling Company

Authentic Seacoast Distilling Company produces small batch, craft blended spirits including GLYNNEVAN® Whisky, FortressTM Rum and Sea FeverTM Rum at its distillery next to Osprey Shores Golf Resort on the historic Guysborough harbour, and is part of Authentic Seacoast Company, 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.

About Authentic Seacoast Company

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. Authentic Seacoast Company 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.glynnevan.com www.fortressrum.com www.authenticseacoast.com www.sfspiritscomp.com  


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

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