Scottish Referendums and Nova Scotia Rums

, par noreply@blogger.com (P.-F.-X.)

While the mainstream media is busy covering yesterday's referendum on Scottish independence, here at Charlevoix we have Nova Scotia aged rum on the mind. Rum, indeed, is returning to the Fortress of Louisbourg in a big way for the first time since the French Regime. Earlier this week, Authentic Seacoast Distilling Company Ltd. of Guysborough, N.S., had over a hundred wooden barrels of dark rum — some 22,000 litres of the stuff — rolled into the Magasin du Roi, or King’s Storehouse, at Louisbourg. Glynn Williams, owner of Authentic Seacoast, figures that the extreme climate at the fortress will give a distinct character to the rums, which he plans to age for upwards of five, 10 and 20 years. Visitors, meanwhile, will have an opportunity to learn about the eighteenth-century rum production, trade, and consumption. Splendid idea on all counts. The Halifax Herald and Cape Breton Post have the details.

P.-F.-X.

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