Syrup Grades

At Cabot Hills Maple we feature two grades of syrup:

  • Vermont Amber Rich: Usually made about mid-season and often seems to be the most popular for all-around use. Full of characteristic maple flavor, this syrup is equally as good over waffles as it is in salad dressings, cocktails, or in a maple-sweetened barbecue sauce. If you’re only going to have one grade of Vermont maple syrup in your kitchen, make it Amber Color with Rich Flavor.
  • Vermont Dark Robust: As the maple season progresses, the syrup darkens in color and develops a more robust maple flavor. Good for all around use, its hearty flavor is a great choice for all kinds of recipes. Pour over baked apples or squash, use as a glaze for meats and vegetables, or sweeten baked goods. This grade pairs well with smoky and spicy flavors like chipotle peppers, sriracha, or bourbon.

There are two other grades available in Vermont: Vermont Golden Delicate which is the lightest and mildest maple flavor and Vermont Very Dark with Strong Flavor. If you would prefer one of these grades, please contact us.

Grading syrup requires a careful evaluation of color and flavor according to Vermont standards.