A French salute was given with glasses of the newly issued Fortress Rum™ at the former military garrison at Louisbourg — the first rum to be matured onsite in almost three hundred years, being sold in traditional bottles, sealed with wax, capturing the authentic spirit of New France’s historic rum trade. The rum was produced by Authentic Seacoast Distilling Company in partnership with Parks Canada and the Fortress of Louisbourg association. Mitch McNutt, general manager of the Association, stated that, “Rum is a very important part of the story of the Fortress of Louisbourg, being a New World drink and a popular drink in the 18th century.” (Image credit: Fortress Rum™ advertisement. Courtesy of the Authentic Seacoast Company.)