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The Citadel Distilled Experiences: The Proof is in the Barrel (tier 3)

Downtown Halifax
3 hours
$375 CAD Per Person
Available until Oct 31, 2019

About This Experience

The Citadel Distilled Experiences | Tier 3: THE PROOF IS IN THE BARREL

A truly Nova Scotian experience! Guests will start with a tour of the Halifax Citadel accompanied by one of our Highlander guides where they will learn about the history of alcohol in the British military and how it was used to rally the troops.

Next, guests will take part in firearms training and have the opportunity to fire an authentic Snider-Enfield rifle. Guests will then explore our barrel room and learn from a professional distiller from Compass Distillers how each of our Citadel-aged spirits were created.

Continuing the hands-on experience, guests will pull samples from the barrels and help our distiller proof them down. Afterwards, they’ll travel across the Citadel grounds to the Casemates for a delicious culinary experience featuring local charcuterie, all chosen with care to pair perfectly with each spirit.

Guests will learn how to properly taste each spirit and have the opportunity to ask questions of the distiller.

Guests will wrap up their experience with a gift box set of Glencairn glasses and two bottles of Citadel-aged spirits of their choice.

What is Provided

Guided Citadel tour
Assorted local charcuterie
A set of Glencairn glasses
2 bottles of Citadel-aged spirits

Things you should know

Accessibility9 AM - 6 PM (5 PM after Sep 1)
Daily Availability:Sunday - Saturday
Hours9 AM - 6 PM (5 PM after Sep 1)
AvailabilityBooking required 48 hours in advance
To BookContact the Halifax Citadel Society at or call (902) 426-1990

This experience is available for visitors aged 19+

$375 CAD Per Person
Downtown Halifax
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