Beverage of the Week (BOW)
Vermont Spirits No. 14 Maple Spirit
Much like their wonderful Vodka, this unique spirit begins with pure maple sap that is then fermented and then distilled. The Maple Spirit is distilled to a much lower proof than the Vodka (125 proof) to retain maximum maple flavors. The bold maple spirit is then aged in Hungarian oak casks until it reaches optimum maturity. The Vermont Spirits No. 14 Maple offers flavors and a texture reminiscent to a quality, aged Rum with an accent that you just can't seem to identify but you know you love it.
Vermont Spirits was launched in 1998 with the intention of creating unique Vodka from the state’s famed product, maple. Today they offer a wide range of spirits that now include Gin, Brandy, Bourbon, and a unique Maple Spirit. Vermont Spirits spirits are handmade in small batches from the land and with hand-built equipment. The still house is an old-fashioned post and beam barn built from pine and hemlock harvest from the property on an old stone foundation that first supported a barn built 150 years ago. Distillers Harry Gorman and Joe Buswell say, "Our goal is to produce spirits with flavor and true character… not flavored spirits, and we distill each batch with the spirits connoisseur and lover of fine food in mind."
Brilliant, golden amber color. The nose is filled with rich and decadent scents of dense maple, oak, and complex brown baking spices with hints of caramel and toffee. The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering a dense maple and caramel core that exhibits a silky texture with flanking notes of spice, oak, and roasted nuts. Medium to full-bodied with rich and decadent flavors that is kept in ideal balance by a surprising dose of fresh acidity.
How to Serve
Sip this spirit neat or chilled - most any addition would simply be a subtraction.
Price: $ 58.99
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