Winemaker Jeff Murphy loves maple syrup and was thus inspired to experiment with the idea of a maple liqueur. He used local maple syrup and wine and grape spirits from estate-grown grapes to make this beverage. It tastes like a combination of ice wine and sherry, with a hint of maple. Johnson Estate released this new liqueur in March 2015, just as the region’s tapping season began. Here are some serving suggestions.
- Serve with salted nuts – pecans, cashews, or peanuts.
- White Hot Chocolate spiked with Maple Liqueur
- Vanilla Crème Brûlée
- French Crepes made with Maple Liqueur and garnished with Chocolate Hazelnuts, Toasted Pecans, or Cinnamon Walnuts