"Is there alcohol in your syrup?"
No, but you can add your own! Our syrup is aged in charred white oak barrels that were first used to age Bourbon. The Bourbon is emptied from the barrels before our syrup begins aging. The flavors you identify with Bourbon are largely from the naturally occurring flavors of the charred white oak.
How should I store maple syrup?
Although maple syrup is a very stable product, we recommend storing our syrup in the refrigerator after it has been opened. If it is left out for a few days it is fine, but extended storage in warm conditions can occasionally cause some challenges.
Crystalization: After a long period of being opened sugar crystals can begin to form on the inside of the syrup bottle. It looks just like rock candy, which it essentially is. Some of the water in the syrup has slowly evaporated off, leaving more sugar molecules than the water molecules can hold. By adding a small amount of distilled water (start with a few drops for the mini to a half teaspoon for the half pint or pint) & warming, the sugar molecules can once again be suspended in the liquid.
Surface Mold: The University of Vermont advises, "If, after extended storage, mold should form on the surface of the syrup, the original quality can be restored. Remove the mold, heat the syrup to boiling, skim the surface, sterilize the container, and refill it with the syrup."
Where do you get your Bourbon Barrels?
How do I open the darn thing?
We have the great privilege of collaborating with Central Waters Brewing Company on this project. They source the barrels, we use them to age our maple syrup for a year & then return the barrels to the brewery where they are aging a new beer in those maple soaked bourbon barrels. This will be a small batch special release, so keep your eyes peeled! The delicious just keeps on delicious-ing!
Our bottles are capped with a crown cap (like a big beer cap) and then wax dipped. Cut the wax below the cap and open it with a bottle opener. Once opened, use the attached bale by inserting the rubber gasket end into the bottle and pressing down on the wire around the neck of the bottle.