They did it for their country. They did it for their King. And they did it for adventure.
Three hundred years ago, passion brought courageous souls to the New World, and they protected their claim. With stone walls, gates, ramparts, cannons and war. A part of their daily ration, rum helped fuel them and kept their passions alive.
And while the cannons have long since been silenced, passion still roars here. To bring back a part of our history that should never have been lost. To craft-blend a premium rum in the tradition of the eighteenth century, and mature it in the same place where war once raged. It’s a passion we take very seriously, and we’ll protect it until the end.
Proudly matured in oak barrels at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Fortress Rum captures the spirit of the New France rum trade started here over three centuries ago.