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While at a tourism event for Nova Scotia, put on by Taste of Nova Scotia, I learned a few things. First, Nova Scotia makes wine, including quite a tasty sparkling. They also have a distillery doing vodka, brandy, liqueurs and rum.

Ironworks Bluenose black rum is the base of this little number called the Dark & Bitter. I had to try it, being both a huge fan of a Dark & Stormy and described as dark and bitter at various stages of my life. In this version, instead of ginger beer, the barkeep uses a ginger shrub and Propeller Brewery’s IPA (that’s the Bitter).

I generally shun IPA’s because hops bitterness literally sticks in my craw, but this was an interesting use of that flavour profile. Definitely a good pairing with crab legs dipped in butter, as it helps cut through the richness.

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