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Our Whiskey Barrel-Aged Michigan Maple Syrup has a rich Amber tone, not too light and not too dark. We start with pure Michigan Maple Syrup and age it in used whiskey barrels until it peaks at just the right flavor. As the syrup ages in the barrel, it draws out the flavors that linger in the saturated wooden walls of the barrel. The flavor that develops offers notes of vanilla with a hint of oak. The barrels are aged long enough to get the full effect of the aging process.
Our process requires patience and time because we are very particular in the barrel-aged flavor we are looking to achieve, and we want that flavor to be consistent for our customers. When you open the bottle, there will be a whiff of whiskey, but be assured it is alcohol-free and kid-friendly! Any alcohol that may have been absorbed during the aging process cooks off while we process it for bottling. I love watching our customers' faces light up after they try it for the first time. We have two different sizes for you to select from to call your own.
Enjoy it over pancakes or waffles, the same way you would a traditional maple syrup. But, did you know you can also use it when you are grilling? The next time you fire up the grill, be sure to grab your bottle. It's excellent drizzled over anything! Use it as a finisher, poke some holes in the meat and drizzle it on during the last five minutes. Be sure to keep a watchful eye on it, the syrup can caramelize quickly on you and burn. However, if you are going to enjoy it over salmon or another fish, the risk of burning it is very slim because fish cooks quickly on the grill. Additional suggestions for using it when you grill; stir into spiced mustard, barbeque sauce, or honey. It's also quite tasty drizzled over vegetables, bacon, ice cream, or goat cheese topped with pecans for a quick and easy appetizer. #youhadmeatwhiskey, now you know what I mean!!
Our Michigan Maple Syrup is a Single Forest Syrup, which means all the syrup comes from the same set of trees every single time. What significance does that mean for both of us; it means knowing exactly where the syrup comes from, the quality to expect, and receiving a consistent product each time. Different regions will produce a different flavors of maple syrup.
*We do sell our used barrels, so if you or someone you may know would be interested in purchasing a barrel please get a hold of us. In the past, we have sold them to Breweries, Coffee Roasters and Home Brewers.