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Fortress Gold rum

Fortress Gold

Canada | Dark

6.8/10 (18 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great


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Posted over 3 years ago by Josh Osborne from Canada with 4 ratings

Once uncorked, my first reaction was to the pleasing aroma of oak and apple. The taste is remarkable, strong at first like the other two reviewers noted, but balanced and flavourful once it breathes. Very impressed and proud to see such an excellent spirit come from the province next door.


Posted 11 months ago by brewers9 from Canada with 1 rating

This was a blind purchase, however it took me by surprise with its great nose and wonderful flavours

Very little burn and smooth finish

It is now my number #1 over the Solera 23


Posted over 4 years ago by Stabby from Canada with 68 ratings

Great rum! Nice amber colour with a great bouquet. Initial sip was a bit strong but let the bottle breath several minutes and it has mellowed. Nice oakey flavour and hint of molasses and caramel. It originates in Cape Breton. Hard to find because it is so new but worthy purchase.


Posted 9 months ago by George from Canada with 28 ratings

This was a first for me and I was not disappointed. Hints of Apple smell and vanilla on the nose. Bottle presentation is great and colour is perfect. I found I was ready for the taste and couldn’t compare to others but by the third sip it was smooth, not over powering despite being 45%. Hints of Carmel and overall came across as a clean rum or less complicated.

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Posted almost 3 years ago by Jagsroy from Canada with 181 ratings

Fortress Rum

Received this bottle of Fortress Rum as a birthday gift from my daughter from Nova Scotia. To my knowledge the rum originates from Jamaica but is bottled in Nova Scotia and the Fortress on the label is that of the “Louisbourg Fortress” in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. I must say that the bottle presentation and label are “First Class” are very appealing.

My first impression from the nose was disappointing in that I did not detect much other than a faint smell of molasses. My first sip was also reminded me that this rum is very young and hasn’t had the opportunity to age for any length of time yet it is much better than many young rums I have sampled. The more I sipped on this rum, the more I enjoyed the experience. Fortress Rum is by no means on par with many aged rums that I keep on hand but nevertheless is very enjoyable.

I would rate the rum itself a 7 BUT must admit the presentation warrants an extra point, therefore an 8 it is. Well Done. 👍


Posted 10 months ago by Admiral Tyler from Canada with 6 ratings

Tried this at the recommendation of the liquor store owner. Smaller distillery but I qanted to give it a try. Very nice smell and on tasting a hint of vanilla and some sweetness. Not overpowering but just a nice smooth slightly sweet rum. Well worth picking it up.


Posted 3 months ago by Andrewofcalgary from Canada with 67 ratings

Smells stringent but finishes smooth. Sweet and satisfying. Not bad for the price. Goes best with lobster tails and garlic butter with chives.


Posted 1 year ago by Frankc from Canada with 6 ratings

It's a good rum but a bit too strong (45% alcohol) even when you let it breath. Nice vanilla and caramel flavor along with a strong oak flavor, but I found that it's a bit too strong to really appreciate all the flavors and the final.


Posted 1 year ago by Sbilmer from Canada with 11 ratings

Delightful, sweet vanilla on the nose. Nice hit of caramel but lacks a rich lingering aftertaste.


Posted 5 months ago by cK from Canada with 64 ratings

My expectations were low as I haven't come across many Canadian sipping rums, but this has to be up there with the best of them. It's not as smooth as some of the high-end sippers, possibly as a result of the higher alcohol content, but it makes up for that with a very complex and enjoyable flavour.

It's an excellent choice if you're looking to buy Canadian.