Noble Tonic 01 Maple Syrup
In Quebec’s old-growth maple forests, trees are tapped and a slow, steady drip yields the raw ingredient for this delicious liquid. The exuded sap is heated in a sugar shack to evaporate much of the moisture, leaving a concentrated medium amber grade syrup. This process produces a maple syrup that people enjoy and that’s usually the end of it.
But this syrup has a different story.
Mikuni, a Seattle importer and distributor, then invites the sweet stuff to mature in charred oak barrels from Tuthilltown Spirits in Gardiner, N.Y., for its Noble Tonic 01, a unique maple syrup with a subtle whiskey kiss. Tuthilltown Spirits is New York’s first whiskey distillery since prohibition and they produce handmade bourbons, made with locally sourced grain and fruit farmed less than ten miles away. Their barrels impart a hint of raw bourbon flavor to the syrup, thanks to 6-9 months spent in their barrels.
Yes, this is delicious stuff, delivered in packaging that deserves to be displayed in a design museum. Oh, and try not to swig directly from the bottle.
What’s your favorite way to use maple syrup?
Noble Tonic 01: Tuthilltown bourbon Barrel Matured Maple Syrup, 400ml
Although we try to provide the most current information, pricing and sizing are subject to change by the vendors. Please double-check both while purchasing.
Starting its 20th season, Rhinebeck Farmers' Market is the best in the Hudson Valley.
Flying Pigs Farm's heritage pigs are raised right, enjoying beautiful open pasture, and clean, healthy feed and water.
Craig Haney manages animals with respect at upstate New York's Stone Barns.
Shinn Estates, a small vineyard on Long Island, New York, is producing big, bio-dynamic wines.
Heritage Foods is saving heritage breeds by buying them from family farmers.