Package: Fortress Rum™ Tasting - a colonial tradition worth protecting

Fortress Rum™ Tasting - a colonial tradition worth protecting

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Fri, Jul 1, 2016 to Wed, Sep 7, 2016

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Join us for your ration of rum and a glimpse into the story of this mighty drink in the daily life of 18th century Louisbourg. After an absence of 300 years, rum has once again taken up residence within Louisbourg’s stone walls. Take part in a historic rum tasting, let the warm notes and aroma of the rum fill your senses as you sip on the drink that was the favourite imbibement of Louisbourg's working class. As you sample an authentic Rum Punch recipe from the 18th century you will learn how sugar influenced trade, shipping and slavery in colonial North America. The taste is authentic, the feeling is refreshing and the location is unique. À la santé and cheers!

Parks Canada has partnered with the Authentic Seacoast Company who created a special edition rum, maturing in oak barrels in the Magazin du Roi at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. Fortress Rum™ captures the authentic spirit of New France’s historic rum trade.

Fortress Rum™ Tasting is offered daily from July 1 to September 7, 2015, 3:00 p.m. in English; 3:30 p.m. in French (35 minutes). Book your tour today!

Fortress Rum™ is available at the Fortress' period restaurants and throughout Nova Scotia at select Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) stores and other fine spirits retailers. Read more about Fortress Rum™ at:

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Conditions: You must be 19 years of age or older. General admission fees apply. Entry fees: $17.60 – adults | $14.95 – seniors | $8.80 – youth | $44.10 – family* Children 5 and under are admitted free. * Up to 7 people, with a maximum of 2 adults