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Friday, June 10, 2016

Authentic Seacoast™ Distillery and Brewery Grand Opening June 18, 2016

Guysborough, Nova Scotia – The first distillery in the world located at a golf course opens June 18 in Guysborough, Nova Scotia. The state-of-the-art distilling and brewing facility is home to Authentic Seacoast’s™ award-winning spirits and craft beer brands, including GLYNNEVAN® Whisky, Sea Fever™ Rum, Fortress™ Rum and Rare Bird™ Craft Beer.

Media and the public are invited to join us for an exciting day of spirit and craft beer tastings, live music, historical reenactments, cannon fire and fanfare as we introduce our new distillery and brewery at Osprey Shores Golf Resort.

Not only will attendees be among the first to tour the facility and taste the products, they will get a glimpse into the deep history of beer and spirits on the Guysborough harbor, the birthplace of brewing in Atlantic Canada, began in 1659 by Acadian entrepreneur Nicolas Denys. Attendees will also experience Nova Scotia’s proud rum heritage, a tradition that goes back more than 300 years, when salt cod and lumber left Guysborough harbour for the West Indies, returning with “hogsheads” of rum in their holds.

A detachment of Cannoniers/Bombardiers accompanied by members of the field music corps from the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site will be onsite to help celebrate. Cannon fire will volley back and forth between the distillery and the Fortress of Louisbourg, and the sounds of fife and drum will echo throughout the day.

Media are invited to arrive at noon with exclusive tours and interviews from 1-2pm. At 2pm official ceremonies will commence, with a plaque unveiling, flag raising and cannon firing. Tours and sampling will resume from 3-5pm. The festivities continue into the night with a special performance by Juno award-winner Garrett Mason at the Rare Bird Pub in Guysborough from 9pm-1am.

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.

Read more at: www.authenticseacoastdistilling.com

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.authenticseacoast.com

For more information, contact:

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

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