The Vermont Maple Syrup Tasting Guide

Vermont Maple Syrup Tasting Guide

The flavors of pure Vermont maple syrup can vary significantly. The terroir of the soil, weather, and processing methods of the tree sap impacts the flavors. Whether it is floral notes, a butterscotch bouquet, or a hint of leather, the different flavors of pure unadulterated maple syrup are a delight for the senses.

Vermont maple syrup flight of samples

Very Dark Maple Syrup

Sipping a flight of maple syrup samples doesn't do the Very Dark & Strong syrup any favors. But when used as a baking ingredient, the stronger maple flavors are often preferred. The overlooked Very Dark & Strong maple syrup certainly has its place in every kitchen. Try some the next time you are baking!
Pure Vermont maple syrup comes in many colors ranging from Fancy (Golden) to Very Dark.

What is Fancy Maple Syrup?

Prior to 2014, Golden & Delicate maple syrup was officially known as Vermont Fancy maple syrup. With a light transmission of at least 75%, Gold...
Vermont maple syrup grades

Vermont Maple Syrup Grades

What are the Four Grades of Maple Syrup? Vermont maple syrup grades are based on color and flavor. The sugar content is always the same in the fini...
Glass bottles are the best containers for pure Vermont maple syrup

Why Use Glass Bottles?

Maple syrup used to be sold in metal cans. These days, most maple syrup is sold in plastic jugs. Some producers use glass bottles. Which one is the best? We think glass is the clear winner.
firewood makes the best fuel for making maple syrup

What is "Wood-Fired" Maple Syrup?

Did you know that most maple syrup is made with evaporators that burn fossil fuels? Not our syrup! All syrup sold through Maple Farmers is wood-fired.