Throwback Thursday....boiling down the sap

     One of the most hands-on, authentic aspects of Chadwick's Maple Craft Spirits is the fact that the 100% Pure Maple Syrup used comes directly from the Chadwick's own maple trees.

     In Maine, sap is typically collected between late February and May.  These photos of the Chadwick's boiling their sap down into syrup were taken back in March.  

     You have to boil down 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of pure maple syrup.  The process is fairly simple, but does need to be tended to by someone who knows what they're doing.  Also, it's a good idea to do the boiling outside, due to the huge amounts of steam given off.