Fort Latour

Awards

San Francisco World Spirit Competition

San Francisco World Spirit Competition

2018 Bronze

Fort Latour

Molasses Brandy

Brandy made from molasses

Type : Molasses brandy

40% acl. / vol.

Availability : Regular product available in New Brunswick liquor stores, a spiced version available only in our boutique in Petit-Paquetville.

Price 750 ml : 35.00$

Aroma

Dry but smooth with a hing of molasses

Appearance

Clear

Flavor

Smooth, with light perfume of molasses, very versatile

mouthfeel

Sweet with a molasses scent that persists in finishing

History

Colonist and merchant, Charles de Saint-Etienne de La Tour settled in Acadia in the early 17th century. Highly involved in the fur trade, he built a trading post at the mouth of the Saint John River to facilitate his trade with several Aboriginal peoples.

While traveling in Quebec, his estate was stormed by his rival, Charles de Menou d’Aulnay. The latter, taking advantage of the Acadian civil war, launched an attack on Fort La Tour. La Tour’s wife is valiantly leading the garrison and fiercely holding Aulnay’s head. However, she must go a few days later. Once in the fort, the attacker breaks the surrender agreements and slaughters all men. He imprisons Mme de La Tour. She died three weeks later.

Charles de Menou d’Aulnay is quick to destroy the fort to rebuild on the other side of the Saint John River. He died in 1650 and it is La Tour that will replace him as governor of Acadia.

A song was created by the Acadian band Cy in honor of Mme Jacquelin. http://www.fortlatour.ca/

The Crosby molasses is used as the base for the production of this spirit. Crosby is a New Brunswick company created nearly 120 years ago. In 1879, at the age of 20, Lorenzo George Crosby opened a grocery store in the town of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, and the “Crosby Molasses Co Ltd” was born. In 1897, Crosby moved to Saint-John, New Brunswick.