Authentic Seacoast™ Distillery & Brewery at Osprey Shores is first distillery and brewery to be located at a golf course in the world. This state-of-the-art $10 million distilling and brewing facility is home to Authentic Seacoast’s award-winning spirits and craft beer brands including Sea Fever™ Rum, Fortress™ Rum, GLYNNEVAN™ Whisky and Rare Bird™ Craft Beer.
The Authentic Seacoast Distillery & Brewery offers daily distillery and brewery tours at 2:00 pm during the summer months as well as tastings in the spectacular light-filled tasting room. Authentic Seacoast Distilling & Brewing gives visitors a glimpse into the deep history of beer and spirits on the historic Guysborough harbour. Guysborough is the birthplace of brewing in Atlantic Canada, started in 1659 by Acadian entrepreneur Nicholas Denys. Authentic Seacoast Brewing Company’s Rare Bird Craft Beer continues this proud brewing tradition with Guysborough being named by Where as one of Canada’s ten great craft beer destinations.
Equally exciting is Guysborough’s rich rum trading history. Visitors get an opportunity to learn more about Nova Scotia’s proud rum heritage at the distillery, a tradition that goes back more than 300 hundred years, with salt cod and lumber leaving the shores of the Guysborough harbour for the West Indies, the ships returning with “hogsheads” of rum in their holds. Authentic Seacoast Distilling Company restores this proud trading tradition with Sea Fever Rum.
The award-winning Fortress Rum, Nova Scotia’s top selling amber rum, developed in partnership with Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, is craft blended and bottled at our distillery. And the award-winning GLYNNEVAN Whisky offers Atlantic Canada’s first double barrelled and triple barrelled whiskies.
In addition to the tours and tastings, visitors also have an opportunity to play one of Atlantic Canada’s most scenic golf courses, described by 36 a Day as, “some of the most scenic vistas I’ve experienced on a golf course with views on all holes of beautiful Chedabucto Bay.”