The Currey family has been making maple syrup for over a century in Charlevoix, Michigan. When the springtime weather is just right (the days warm to above freezing but the nights remain cold), the trees wake up and the sap starts flowing. Making maple syrup is a very hands-on process for the Curreys. They tap each tree by hand. They visually check the tubes that collect and route the sap from the trees to make sure there are no blockages or leaks. And once the sap has been collected, they carefully maintain the traditional wood fire to boil the liquid to the right thickness and flavor without burning it. The color and flavor of the syrup will change over the course of the season from golden and delicate to dark and robust as the sap’s sugar and water content shift.
This Amber maple syrup is the ideal balance of sweet and rich maple flavor. Savor this luscious treat of early Michigan spring over pancakes and waffles, or use it to liven up a vinaigrette or glaze.