Fortress Rum barrels shape new Glynnevan Cabot Triple Barrelled Whisky

December 7 2016

SYDNEY – Authentic Seacoast Distilling Company Ltd. launched the newest member of their award-winning Glynnevan Whisky family, a triple barrelled Canadian rye whisky finished in Fortress Rum barrels from the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site on Cape Breton Island this week. Glynnevan Cabot Triple Barrelled Canadian Rye Whisky is Authentic Seacoast’s continued tribute to magnificent Cape Breton and to its traditions, beauty and people.

“I’ve developed a great passion for Cape Breton over more than three decades. Through our collaboration with Parks Canada and Fortress Louisbourg Association we created Full Steam Coffee’s Louisbourg 1713 French Roast and Fortress Rum,” said Authentic Seacoast Distilling President Glynn Williams. “Our Glynnevan Cabot Triple Barrelled Canadian Rye Whisky is our way of continuing the important work we are doing to create authentic and memorable brands that can help draw people to our region and create new opportunity on Canada’s East Coast.”

Canada’s only triple barrelled whisky, Glynnevan Double Barrelled Canadian Rye is finished in freshly drained oak barrels used to mature award-winning Fortress Rum. This third barrelling creates a smooth, complex and uniquely Nova Scotian whisky that takes Canadian rye to a new level. Glynnevan Cabot opens with a sweet nose of butterscotch and tropical fruit. The palate is complex and warming with classic rye spices, cinnamon, vanilla, caramel and toasted oak. Fortress Rum arrives with force for the finish with lingering spice; long, creamy and smooth. Like Fortress Rum, Glynnevan Cabot is 45% alc./vol.

“As our whisky makes a trek across Canada, coming to rest in oak barrels here against the Atlantic Ocean, so too, do many Cape Bretoners travel to the West seeking employment,” said Glynn Williams. “Our Cabot Triple Barrelled Whisky makes this journey come full circle. We’re honoured to make products that can bring people together. Our Glynnevan emblem brings together prairie grain, the ocean, Nova Scotia and Williams’ rampant lion, and now, with Fortress Rum barrels, Glynnevan includes the Celtic heart of North America.”

Glynnevan Cabot Triple Barrelled Canadian Rye Whisky is now available at the distillery in Guysborough and will be available throughout Nova Scotia at select Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) stores and other fine spirits retailers.