The Other Great Canadian Sensation
A drinkable souvenir you really have to travel for
A few weeks ago, at a small stall just outside Bonsecours Market in Old Montreal, we had a swallow of something very special, something that the producer called Crème d'Erable. We call it maple cream.
This concoction is a very sweet, very emo, very Canadian thing. Like Drake. In fact, it’s what we imagine he smells like: premium grade maple syrup, fresh cream, and rum. It tastes not unlike other cream based liqueurs that have graced our coffee - or ice cubes - before. Except this one has a warm, maple-y finish.
Part of the Coureur des Bois portfolio of spirits, this friendly drink is a multi-tasker. It’s something you could have morning, noon and night: Pancake topper. Coffee creamer. Toddy killer. Martini accoutrement. Ice-cream float intensifier.
Unless you already have a Québécois bestie who’ll ship you a case, pick up a bottle in person. Meaning, it’s a good excuse to slip away to Montreal - because this maple cream is not something you’ll find stateside. Thank us later.