Tasting Notes: Maple Syrup

As author Sasha Chapman writes in her story The Sweet Life (Issue #136), Quebec takes its maple syrup seriously – and for good reason. The Canadian province produces nearly 80% of the syrup that ends up on our morning pancakes. Still, Quebec is not the only land of the sweet stuff. The eastern half of Canada and a large swath of northern and eastern America are also home to time-honored sugaring traditions, and family maple farms producing countless gallons of deliciousness. From Vermont to Michigan, Nova Scotia to New Brunswick, here are a few of our favorite maple syrups.