Bourbon Barrel Aged
A Blend of Art and Science
In the spring producers drill a small hole in each tree to release the sap. A network of tubing brings the sap from thousands of trees to a collection point.
Boiling & Drawing Off
The sap is boiled in a wood-fired evaporator to remove water. The producer carefully monitors the density and removes the syrup from the heat when it is boiled to perfection.
Filtering and Bottling
The finished syrup is filtered to remove niter, an organic compound that forms during boiling, and then packaged while it is still hot to ensure freshness.
Recipe of the Month
Maple Mustard Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
- 2T. Sterling Valley Maple Robust Maple Syrup
- 1 T. Mustard (we use Dijon, but any mustard will work OK)
- 2 T. Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/4 c. Extra-virgin Olive Oil
- Pinch of salt and pepper
Mix all ingredients together and shake, stir, or whisk vigorously.
Store leftover vinaigrette in the refrigerator
This recipe calls for Sterling Valley Maple's Robust Maple Syrup