Four oaken casks of Ironworks Lunenburg-made rum will be loaded aboard what will be the seventh and final around-the-world voyage of the Picton Castle.
Over the next 18 months the rum will travel in the sailing ship's cargo hold as it makes it way around the globe.
The voyage of the Picton Castle will take place under the command of Captain Daniel Moreland. The vessel will travel across the South Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans before
The rare edition rum will be a one-time release, and will be available at the end of Picton Castle's voyage upon its return to Lunenburg in May 2019.
"We are very excited to be working with the Barque Picton Castle on this project. We know that rum ages well in an oak barrel and if that barrel is riding the ocean, it will be even better," said Lynne MacKay, co-owner of Ironworks Distillery in a news release.
"The idea that our customers will be able to enjoy a Lunenburg-made Rum knowing it has sailed around the world on a Lunenburg-based Tall Ship is quite simply very cool."
The Barque Picton Castle is a three-masted tall ship based in Lunenburg, but best known for adventurous sail training voyages around the world.
Enthusiasts will be able to follow the voyage of the "Round the World Rum" via the Barque Picton Castle website at http://www.picton-castle.com which will track the voyage via GPS. There will be ongoing reports from the ship's crew and the captain's log of the voyage.
There will also be links to the voyage from the Ironworks website at: http://www.ironworksdistillery.com as well as updates on all the distillery's social media outlets.