Filed under: Spirits
Milk and maple syrup are two of Vermont's biggest industries and they both are used by Vermont Spirits to make vodka. The producer of Vermont Gold and Vermont White vodkas has announced the Vermont Spirits Limited Release Vodka. Like the Vermont Gold this vodka is made from the sap of maple trees but the limited release uses only early run sap. Each spring as the weather warms, maples release the converted starch they have stored in the winter season as sap which flows for less than six week a year. The early run sap is lighter and has a more delicate flavor. Once collected, the maple sap is concentrated in a maple arch, fermented and distilled in small batches before bottling. A mature tree will produce about 40 quarts of sap in a season. It takes the sap from an entire tree to produce a single bottle of vodka. Fewer than 1,000 hand-numbered 375ml bottles of the spirit were produced. It will be available at retailers in New York, Massachusetts and Vermont and sells for $45.