We don’t usually predict trends, but in this instance, we’re pretty sure that the next big thing in the world of spirits will be créme liqueurs. Boyden Valley Winery and Spirits, located in a restored 1875 carriage house in a family farm in Vermont’s Green Mountains, and the first craft distiller in the U.S. to specialize in cream liqueurs, recently launched two new products – Vermont Ice Apple and Maple Créme Liqueurs, made with Vermont estate maple syrup and Vermont grown premium handpicked apples.
In contrast to its competitors, Boyden features craft-distilled apple brandy from the best apple varieties – Northern Spy, Macintosh and Empire) for flavor and complexity and combine it with their premium Ice Cider and estate produced maple syrup. Serve on the rocks, with coffee or with creative cocktails – there’s no question that if you love delicious, all natural products, you will love this liqueur.
We begin to wonder if cream may not be the new top ‘comfort food’ and if these liqueurs will jumpstart a movement. Both of these liqueurs have won medals – a gold for the Ice Apple Créme at the San Diego International Wine Competition and another gold for the Ice Maple Créme at the same event.
Boyden Valley began in 2010 with 8,000 grapevines and 100 acres of maple trees. Go to http://www.Boydenvalley.com.