What is better than maple syrup? Bourbon. Barrel. Aged. Maple. Syrup. What is better than bourbon barrel aged maple syrup? The answer: maple syrup aged in a 23-year-old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. Yes, you read that correctly. Bissell Maple Farm is collaborating with the Van Winkle family to produce an amazing blend of two American craft traditions.
In order to frame this article, I want to help you understand how exceptional this project really is. First, the maple syrup: The Bissell’s produce what we call “Sugarmaker’s Reserve” at the peak of the maple syrup season.
This is a very specific window when the Red Maple and Sugar Maple trees are producing pristine sap in equal amounts. The maple syrup produced from this sap has a unique reddish hue, uncommon in the maple syrup industry. And the flavor is just exquisite. There is a limited amount that is produced every maple season. Thus, the name Sugarmaker’s Reserve.
So I’ll ask again, what is better than bourbon barrel aged maple syrup? The Bissell family’s Sugarmaker’s Reserve aged in a 23-year-old Pappy Van Winkle barrels. The collaboration between these two families combines the best of both worlds – exceptional products and rich history. This maple syrup is as amazing as it sounds. The maple syrup distinctly carries the character of the 23-year-old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon. And quite possibly, could be the rarest maple syrup on the planet.
A limited release will be available this June at: