To buy bottles of locally produced spirits (and the only rum made in Nova Scotia), visit Ironworks Distillery, thick with the aroma of distilled molasses. It also makes Annapolis apple vodka, and a rich apple brandy, aged in Hungarian oak barrels (local fruit supplies the liqueurs). Follow your nose to the Blacksmith’s Shop, 2 Kempt St (Wed–Mon noon–5pm; t 902 640 2424, w ironworksdistillery.com).

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