Raise Your Spirits Tasting - Sat, Jul 31

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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

5425 Sackville Street

Halifax, NS B3J 3Y3

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Learn about alcohol use in the British army and taste three Halifax Citadel-aged spirits crafted by award-winning Compass Distillers.

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Raise Your Spirits at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site!

With a kilted 78th Highlander as your guide, go behind-the-scenes at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site to discover the history of alcohol use in the British military. Savour three Halifax Citadel-aged spirits crafted by award-winning Compass Distillers and paired with delicious artisanal cheeses.

Experience Details

  • Exclusive access to Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, a restored nineteenth-century British fortification with stunning views of Halifax and the Halifax waterfront.
  • Be guided by a kilted 78th Highlander and hear stories of how alcohol was used in the British military. Both a blessing and a curse – depending on who you ask!
  • Go inside Compass Distillers’ barrelling room where spirits are stored and aged in wooden barrels inside the fortification - a truly sensory experience!
  • Guided tasting of three unique spirits made exclusively for the Halifax Citadel Society by award-winning Compass Distillers. Enjoy Noon Gun Gin, Fort George Genever, and Daily Ration Rum with delicious charcuterie.
  • Get the scoop on Compass Distillers’ locally sourced ‘grain to bottle’ distilling approach.
  • Price: $75 + HST per participant

Availability

  • Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm until Sat, Oct 30.
  • Programs are approximately 75 minutes in length depending on group size.
  • For more information, or for inquiries about custom bookings, please reach out to us at (902) 426-1990 or info@halifaxcitadel.ca.

Location

  • Meet at the front kiosk of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site at the designated program time.
  • Guests on foot can reach the front kiosk via the sidewalk from Sackville Street, or via the pathway from Brunswick Street, beside the Old Town Clock.
  • Parking is permitted in the pull-offs located around the Halifax Citadel's perimeter road.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations are accepted up to 72 hours prior to the scheduled day of the tour (cancellations due to COVID-19 are accepted at any time).
  • Participants will be notified 48 hours in advance if the tour is cancelled due to inclement weather forecast or unforeseen circumstances.

Good to Know

  • Participants must be 19 years of age or older
  • Space is limited to a maximum of 8 people per tour group.
  • Social distancing will be facilitated within tour groups for individuals bookings from different social "bubbles".
  • Participants must wear a non-medical mask in all indoor spaces with the exception of when seated.

Photo Credits: Tourism Nova Scotia/James Ingram; Compass Distillers/Jordan Dickie

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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

5425 Sackville Street

Halifax, NS B3J 3Y3

Canada

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Organizer Halifax Citadel Society

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The HCS supports programming at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada. Established on July 10, 1993, it is a non-profit, charitable organization which works in partnership with Parks Canada.The main focus of the HCS's program is the re-enactment of the 78th Highland Regiment of Foot and the 3rd Brigade, Royal Artillery. This extensive living history program runs year-round for visitors to the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada.

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