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News Release

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Nova Scotia’s Fortress Rum Wins Medal at Prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition

San Francisco, California – Authentic Seacoast Distilling Company Ltd became a medal-winner with its craft-blended Fortress™ Rum at the 15th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition, held from March 20 to 22, 2015, achieving bronze in the over-proof rum category.  

This year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition received a record-breaking number of submissions, exceeding 1,500 from over 65 countries. As noted in SFWSC’s press release, “the competition is considered to be the rite of passage for top quality spirits as it has 39 of the world’s top professional palates serving as judges”. “The San Francisco World Spirits Competition has gained a reputation as the leading gauge for spirits trends and top quality products in the country. Noted journalists, distillers, beverage directors, mixologists, restaurateurs, Master Sommeliers, hoteliers, consultants and educators comprise the august body of judges.”

“It is exciting, having just launched Fortress™ Rum in Nova Scotia, to gain international recognition for the quality of our rum from such a distinguished group of spirits experts”, said Glynn Williams, President, Authentic Seacoast Distilling Company Ltd. “This certainly provides us with further confidence as we share our proud Nova Scotia rum traditions and our passion for this hand-crafted spirit internationally. We are optimistic that as this rum further matures behind the massive stone walls at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, it will continue to take on the character of this unique place, truly setting it apart on the international scene.”

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.

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 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.fortressrum.com, www.authenticseacoast.com,

Media Contacts:

Matt Charlton 
Pigeon Row
(902) 240-4928

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

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