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funknik
02-09-2009, 11:06
Has anyone else seen this stuff around in their neck of the woods? Anyone outside of New England? Has anyone tried it? It has showed up everywhere around lately -- I can't get away from it. 80 proof is pretty good proof for a liqueur and it says barrel-aged for three years, so it might not be too bad....catch is it's only available in 750s for $25 and I have been hesitant to take the plunge...that would cut into my bourbon budget! :lol:

Here's their website:
http://www.cabinfeverspirits.com/index.html

Anyway, if anyone has any personal experiences with this grog, I'd love to hear 'em.

Jono
02-09-2009, 12:23
Hmm...good on pancakes?

From the official website: http://www.cabinfeverspirits.com/

"... Cabin Fever’s taste is a harmony of oak and maple at the forefront with hints of caramel and butterscotch...."

Sounds good on vanilla ice cream...or make a float of it.

Josh
02-09-2009, 12:29
I think I speak for many when I ask, wtf ? Log Cabin meets Cabin Still?

funknik
02-09-2009, 12:38
I think I speak for many when I ask, wtf ? Log Cabin meets Cabin Still?
Must be a real man's drink! These old-timers seem to enjoy it. :slappin:

Josh
02-09-2009, 12:41
Must be a real man's drink! These old-timers seem to enjoy it. :slappin:

:falling:Is that OscarV in the middle?

callmeox
02-09-2009, 13:08
Only if real men drink their hooch out of ceramic mugs...

Jono
02-09-2009, 13:39
Probably a splash with their coffee....do their faces look happy? I wonder what they really think.

smokinjoe
02-09-2009, 15:26
Only if real men drink their hooch out of ceramic mugs...

I doubt that picture was taken here down South, but, drinking whiskey from a coffee mug, is something you'll see at times from the old timers down here. I have a couple of fellas in the neighborhood that always drink their bourbon that way. Don't know why, though.

cowdery
02-09-2009, 18:33
Supposedly, there are or have been spirits that are made by fermenting and distilling a mixture of maple sap and water. The Thirsty Traveler featured one on a show set in Canada.

Unfortunately, I don't think this is that. I think this is a GNS-based liqueur, perhaps sweetened with maple sugar, but just as likely sweetened with HFCS and flavored with maple extract.

Sorry to poop on the party, but maybe I just saved you $25.

kickert
02-09-2009, 18:53
I would be interested in trying it, but $25 is steep.

camduncan
02-09-2009, 18:59
Supposedly, there are or have been spirits that are made by fermenting and distilling a mixture of maple sap and water. The Thirsty Traveler featured one on a show set in Canada. .

Speaking of the product featured in The Thirsty Traveler, I've had no real luck locating an online source for Maple Liquor, and there's definately none sold locally in Oz, as every shop I went to looked at me like I was weird when I asked about it.

funknik
02-09-2009, 19:13
I would be interested in trying it, but $25 is steep.
That was my rationale, Ben. Chuck I'm sure you're right about it's production in some respect. I'd expect a liquor distilled using maple directly would be a much bigger wallet breaker. Still, that barrel aging comment..... maybe the maple syrup was aged before they added it to the vodka. :lol:

callmeox
02-09-2009, 19:27
Sorry to poop on the party, but maybe I just saved you $25.

No, you're not.


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Jono
02-09-2009, 21:33
The website says they use only "100% Vermont maple syrup."

http://www.cabinfeverspirits.com/news.html

The bartender states...."more like a whiskey....infused with maple..."

http://www.necn.com/category/25/2856

The maker is interviewed...no details other than something is distilled and real maple is used.

http://www.derrynews.com/chester/local_story_029133622.html

funknik
02-22-2009, 19:16
So, the scoop I got about this was as follows -- they start with a rye whiskey but age it for three years in a port or sherry cask. Then, supposedly they add the 100% maple syrup, etc and do the blending....I asked Leebo to post some notes, he's the only one I know of that tried any.

rockporter
02-23-2009, 10:18
The three founders had a table at the Julio's tasting in Massachusetts yesterday. After discount, it was about $15/bottle.

Very nice and smooth. the maple is there but not overpowering. A nice drink whihc would mix well.

Jono
02-23-2009, 11:06
Hmm...sounds like something you try to recreate at home.

funknik
11-24-2009, 08:28
Ok, so seeing Chuck's post on the Caramel Whiskey reminded me of something regarding this glorious golden marvel. When I was down at Julio's a couple of weeks ago, I noticed that the label on this Cabin Fever sucker has changed . . . below I have the original tag and label followed by the new label for your consideration. Note the change from "Maple Spirit Liqueur" to "Maple Flavored Whisky" . . . a jump on the Red Stagg bandwagon?

They also have an apparent disregard for consistency regarding the controversial 'e' . . . the guy in the last picture kills me -- he looks like he's really enjoying it :rolleyes: -- I can't believe they posted this as a promotion.
:slappin: :slappin: :slappin: :slappin:

silverfish
11-24-2009, 09:36
According to Custom Spirits, LLC (http://www.customspiritsllc.com/your-flavor.asp), they created Cabin Fever.

Anyone familiar with "...Passcoag Skibbereen, the nationís only
full-service custom spirits provider."? Sounds like an interesting
concept.

Jono
11-25-2009, 09:02
All of these infusions seem ripe for home experimentation if one is so inclined....after all, just titrating maple syrup (or vanilla etc) into a rye / bourbon should yield something similar. Maybe I can finish off some less than favorite bottles this way....hmmm....Maple Basil Hayden.

ILLfarmboy
11-25-2009, 12:03
Ok, so seeing Chuck's post on the Caramel Whiskey reminded me of something regarding this glorious golden marvel. When I was down at Julio's a couple of weeks ago, I noticed that the label on this Cabin Fever sucker has changed . . . below I have the original tag and label followed by the new label for your consideration. Note the change from "Maple Spirit Liqueur" to "Maple Flavored Whisky" . . . a jump on the Red Stagg bandwagon?

They also have an apparent disregard for consistency regarding the controversial 'e' . . . the guy in the last picture kills me -- he looks like he's really enjoying it :rolleyes: -- I can't believe they posted this as a promotion.
:slappin: :slappin: :slappin: :slappin:

What bothers me is the picture of the Whiskey Girls won't enlarge. I wanted to get a better look at the second one from the left.


"Maple Spirit Liqueur" to "Maple Flavored Whisky" . . . a jump on the Red Stagg bandwagon?

Arrrgg!............look what beam has done.

camduncan
11-25-2009, 16:17
Supposedly, there are or have been spirits that are made by fermenting and distilling a mixture of maple sap and water. The Thirsty Traveler featured one on a show set in Canada.


That's the stuff I've been trying to get hold of for about three years now.... So far no luck :(

whskylvr
11-25-2009, 16:39
Cam,
Is this what you are talking about.

http://www.thirstytraveler.tv/html/episodes/detail.php?sec=destinations&id=25

It talks about Maple Syrup Liqueur click on destination to see even more info.

camduncan
11-25-2009, 17:52
Cam,
Is this what you are talking about.

http://www.thirstytraveler.tv/html/episodes/detail.php?sec=destinations&id=25

It talks about Maple Syrup Liqueur click on destination to see even more info.

Hi Dave, thanks for the link. It is the stuff I've been after - particularly the Maple Syrup Liqueur... Unfortunately most of the (Aussie) suppliers and retailers I speak to me just look at me like I'm strange when I enquire about it.

whskylvr
11-25-2009, 18:27
You can try to make your own.

Ingredients: 4 oz pure maple syrup (the darker the richer the flavour)
8 oz good quality rye whiskey

Combine the syrup and whiskey in a sterilized jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake for 2 minutes.
Allow this delicious Maple Syrup Liqueur mixture to mellow for 2 Ĺ to 3 weeks, making sure to shake your homemade brew daily for 1 minute.
Truly delicious on itís own, or as a dessert sauce. Enjoy!

ThomasH
12-01-2009, 19:34
There are also a couple of other maple liquers on the market. One is Oh Canada maple liquer from Kittling Ridge, makers of Forty Creek Canadian whiskey (proof unknown) and the other is Sortilage maple liquer at 60 proof!

Thomas