Oh, nothing. Just Rum, Brandy and Bourbon Aged Maple Syrup.

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Burton's Maplewood Farm
Tim Burton, co-owner of Burton's Maplewood Farms in Medora, Indiana, is a purveyor of Grade B maple syrup. Burton used to be in IT, but he moved out to the woods with his wife, where he's now grown a fuzzy beard and schleps through snow to look at trees all winter.

He sells his tree nectar to good folks in his neck of the woods and chefs in the Chicago area. And last year, two Chicago-area chefs, Stephanie Izard and Paul Kahan, partnered with Burton to create boozie, aged syrups.

Burton filled rum, brandy and bourbon barrels with hot maple syrup and let them linger and soak for one year. Then he topped the syrup with the same kind of elixir as the barrels it soaked in. And now you can buy 12 ounces for just $35 (that's the only part of that hurts.)

Tasting Table favors the brandy-infused concoction. I favor any chef who will throw down $35 for a bottle of that syrup and create a whole line of desserts, drinks or anything for that matter.

Just run it as a special until it's gone. Anyone? Imagine bananas fosters with the rum-infused maple syrup. Or just simple sweet juicy Texas peaches, grilled and drizzled with brandy syrup. Let us know when it's ready.

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Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Maple syrup....Indiana?  Am I missing something.  Hey, let's go get some authentic Texas BBQ in Fargo!  As a native New Englander, I recommend Vermont or New Hampshire Maple syrup. AND for BBQ, the Texas version.

Miller52
Miller52

Great post on a wonderful Indiana Business and on a nicer and warmer business man..   One of the best families I have had the opportunity to meet.  

therrick
therrick

Couldn't I just make my own? Syrup and a little booze

Miller52
Miller52

Does Vermont make RUM infused maple syrup, if so could you give me a link to purchase some and then we'll talk about "regional" food

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

It's not a regional thing, it's a quality thing (note, Grade B).........you can dump Velveeta on beef tenderloin, doesn't make it good-sir. Hence, I stated buy BBQ in Texas; maple syrup in Vermont.  Capice'?  I hope you get it, it's nearly Sunday, and I prefer not to be ugly. You don't think people in Vermont infuse rum and syrup-trust me, they do.  You do the leg work pepperhead. 

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