Culinary Countdown: Fortress Rum and Fortress Rum Cake

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DECEMBER 7: Authentic Seacoast’s Fortress Rum and Fortress Rum Cake

‘Tis the season of decadence and delight – the perfect time for Fortress Rum. This award-winning spirit is aged in oak barrels behind the stonewalls of the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. Delicious notes of fig, vanilla, spice and toasted oak are found year-round, but a perfect complement to holiday get-togethers.

It’s also the season of giving, and the tradition of gifting rum cakes is an East Coast tradition dating back centuries. This moist, rich cake delivers the same balanced and bold flavours as its namesake Fortress Rum.

Like Fortress, your special holiday moments with friends are Worth Protecting.

Fortress Rum:

Price: $39.99
Where to Purchase: Your local NSLC store

Fortress Rum Cake:

Price: $17.99
Where to Purchase: Your local Sobeys store

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About Authentic Seacoast:

Authentic Seacoast Company is restoring a village’s proud trading legacy and creating sustainable jobs by producing iconic Nova Scotia brands and experiences.

Located on the historic Guysborough harbour, Authentic Seacoast Distilling & Brewing is home to award-winning spirits and beer including Sea Fever™ Rum, Fortress™ Rum, GLYNNEVAN® Whisky, Virga® Vodka and Rare Bird™ Craft Beer.

Tours and tastings offer a glimpse into the region’s deep history. The birthplace of brewing in Atlantic Canada, Rare Bird continues a tradition begun in 1659, with Guysborough being named as one of Canada’s ten great craft beer destinations. Sea Fever Rum and Fortress Rum bring three centuries of rum trading history to life.

Other premium products include certified organic, fair trade Full Steam Coffee and Fortress Rum cake.


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