Spring 2016 BJORN BERGMAN
Bourbon barrel aged maple syrup? That’s a thing? Yes, it is. Thanks to Bree Breckel and Eric Weninger of B&E’s Trees. They produce delicious certified organic maple syrup on their maple farm just south of Cashton, Wisconsin and age it in charred oak bourbon barrels for a year at the Food Enterprise Center in Viroqua. This past winter, we began carrying their bourbon barrel aged maple syrup at VFC. Since this product has a much larger story than can fit on their bottle, we would like to shed some light on this wonderful new local producer.
Bree and Eric met at the 2010 Earth Day in La Crosse. The duo soon grew close over their shared love of riding and fixing motorcycles, going on adventures, and dreaming of starting a farm. In October 2011, their collective dream became a reality when they purchased a chunk of mature maple forest south of Cashton, Wisconsin.
The first few years of farming were a crash course in maple production. --->