CITADEL DISTILLED EXPERIENCES

Visitors to the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site will now be able to experience the past and taste the present. The Halifax Citadel Society in partnership with Compass Distillers, are proud to offer The Citadel Distilled Experiences. These informative and interactive experiences will allow guests to see what life was like for British soldiers in the 19th century and explore fine, locally-made spirits.

Visit the Halifax Citadel website for more information and booking your Citadel Distilled Experience now.

Toast & Tasting
Toast & Tasting

Visit the café bar to sample all three of our exclusive Citadel-aged spirits – Noon Gun Gin, Fort George Genever, and Daily Ration Rum. Guests will receive a perfectly paired light snack and a souvenir placemat which includes an explanation of each spirit and tasting notes. Pricing: $15.00 per guest plus HST Availability: on hold for the 2022 season

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Raise Your Spirits
Raise Your Spirits

Learn about alcohol use in the British army and taste three Halifax Citadel-aged spirits crafted by award-winning Compass Distillers. 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. Pricing: $60 per guest plus HST

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The Proof is in the Barrel (continued)
The Proof is in the Barrel (continued)

Guests will pull samples from the barrels and help our distiller ‘proof them down’ (reduce the alcohol content), then travel across the Halifax Citadel parade square to the North front Casemates for a delicious culinary experience featuring local charcuterie, all chosen with care to pair perfectly with each spirit. Learn how to properly taste each spirit. Wrap up with a gift box set of Glencairn glasses and two bottles of your choice. $350 / guest +HST Booking 48 hours in advance.

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Toast & Tasting
Toast & Tasting

Visit the café bar to sample all three of our exclusive Citadel-aged spirits – Noon Gun Gin, Fort George Genever, and Daily Ration Rum. Guests will receive a perfectly paired light snack and a souvenir placemat which includes an explanation of each spirit and tasting notes. Pricing: $15.00 per guest plus HST Availability: on hold for the 2022 season

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