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News Release

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Fortress™ Rum Named Spirits Product of the Year

Guysborough, Nova Scotia The accolades for Authentic Seacoast Distilling Company Ltd.’s Fortress Rum continue as the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) names it their “Spirits Product of the Year”. This recognition builds upon Fortress Rum’s bronze medal at the 15th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition in March of this year.

“We’re honoured to have the NSLC recognize Fortress Rum as Spirits Product of the Year”, said Glynn Williams, President, Authentic Seacoast Distilling Company Ltd. “We wish to thank the NSLC and our customers for the enthusiastic support our rum has received. Together with our Sea Fever™ Rum, we are bringing back the proud rum trading history that has defined Nova Scotia for centuries. We look forward to exporting our rum across Canada to share our rich history and traditions with all Canadians.”

Pius Walker, the NSLC’s Spirits Category Manager said, “We are delighted to recognize Authentic Seacoast Distilling for their success with Fortress Rum. This uniquely Nova Scotian rum was our top selling amber rum in the past quarter and led to unprecedented sales of Nova Scotia spirits. The NSLC is proud to partner with local companies to help showcase the quality of products that we produce in Nova Scotia.”

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 FeverTM Rum and FortressTM Rum at its distillery next to Osprey Shores Golf Resort on the historic Guysborough harbour. It is akey 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:

http://www.fortressrum.com http://www.authenticseacoast.com

Media Contacts:

Doug Anweiler
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Authentic Seacoast Company Ltd                     
(902) 533-2078, cell (416) 898-3144

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