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News Release

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Authentic Seacoast Becomes Official Sponsor of the Nova Scotia Open

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Authentic Seacoast Company is delighted to announce that it is an “Official Sponsor of the Nova Scotia Open” and “RBC Canada Cup” to take place this summer at Ashburn Golf Club – New Course. As an Official Sponsor, Authentic Seacoast will take exclusivity in the rum and beer categories, as the “Official Rum Sponsor of the Nova Scotia Open featuring the RBC Canada Cup”, showcasing its hand-crafted Sea Fever™ and Fortress™ rums, while its Rare Bird Craft Beer has been selected as the “Official Beer of the Event”. Expected to attract more than 30,000 enthusiasts, spectators will be able to enjoy Authentic Seacoast’s Nova Scotia-made beverages throughout the entire event. 

For five consecutive days, the Nova Scotia Open, featuring the RBC Canada Cup will see PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour stars come to Halifax for a display of world class competitive golf in Nova Scotia. One of 25 tournaments and the only Canadian stop on the Web.com Tour, the Nova Scotia Open will take place from Thursday July 2 – Sunday July 5, featuring a field of 156 international golf stars vying for a $650,000 purse and a season long chance to earn one of 50 available PGA TOUR cards for the 2015/2016 season.

The RBC Canada Cup will take place on Monday July 6, the day after the Nova Scotia Open Champion is crowned, with PGA TOUR stars competing in a Team Canada vs. Team World battle for international bragging rights. Team Canada’s Mike Weir, Graham DeLaet and David Hearn will face-off against Team World’s Fred Couples and two other to-be-named PGA TOUR players. Each team will be rounded out by a Web.com Tour player from the Nova Scotia Open.

“We are really excited about this collaboration with the Nova Scotia Open and to partner with such a high profile sporting event in our region”, said Glynn Williams, President, Authentic Seacoast Company Ltd. “Our hand-crafted spirits and hearty-brews come from our seaside distillery, adjacent to our golf course, and our brewery on Guysborough harbour – we certainly have the “Scottish” passions and look forward to sharing these with event participants.”

Authentic Seacoast will also join RBC Royal Bank, Tourism Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Business Inc., the City of Halifax, Golf Coastal Canada, Cobra Puma Golf, and Steele Auto Group among others as an official partner of the Nova Scotia Open featuring the RBC Canada Cup. Authentic Seacoast will look to bring distinctive, high quality offerings to the event that speak well to the traditions and heritage of Nova Scotia. The event will aim to highlight Nova Scotia culinary and beverage offerings for spectators to enjoy.

“It is a great honor, particularly for someone who has a lifelong passion for the game, to be associated with players of such high caliber”, said John Stapleton, Authentic Seacoast’s General Manager, Superintendent at Osprey Shores Golf Resort and President of Golf Nova Scotia. “I know that there will be lots of interest amongst our members and enthusiasts from the Eastern Shore, Cape Breton and Antigonish County to participate in the event. We can’t wait for the first tee-off in June!”

About Authentic Seacoast Company

Authentic Seacoast Distilling Company Ltd produces handcrafted spirits at its distillery adjacent to Osprey Shores Golf Resort on the historic Guysborough harbour. It is part of Authentic Seacoast Company Ltd, which includes Authentic Seacoast Brewing Co. (makers of Rare Bird Craft Beer), Osprey Shores Golf Resort, Full Steam Coffee Co., historic DesBarres Manor Inn, Rare Bird Pub, Skipping Stone Cafe & Store, Harbour Belle Bakery, 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.

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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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