A maple tchin
Have you heard of acérum? This spirit, made from the distillation of maple water, could not be more Québécois! As the region boasts a large community of maple syrup producers, divine eaux-de-vie are developed here.
Distillerie Témiscouata bottles brown and white acerum in Auclair, using sap from a group of some forty local maple groves.
Distillerie du St-Laurent, meanwhile, markets acérum aged for 1 or 3 years in oak barrels. Available from the SAQ, these luxury drinks, sublime on their own or in cocktails, can also be purchased directly from the distilleries.
Domaine Acer, also in Témiscouata, uses another process to create maple spirits: fermentation. Its acers are a hit wherever they flow! Consider offering a bottle of Mousse des bois, a sparkling wine ideal for January 1st mimosas, or the popular Val ambré, for a cool, mellow aperitif.
With several other fine maple products on the market, this company, which has several points of sale in the region, should be one of your first reflexes when you go gift-hunting.