Distillerie du St. Laurent Acerum
“Scotland has Scotch, France has Cognac, Mexico has Mezcal, Peru has Pisco. Quebec now has Acerum.”
– JOËL PELLETIER, COFOUNDER & BRAND ADMIRAL, DISTILLERIE DU ST. LAURENT
ACERUM – CANADA’S SPIRIT
Acerum, derived from the Latin for maple tree, is on its way to becoming a new Protected Geographical Designation. It must be made solely from Quebec maple sources, fermented, distilled, and bottled at a Quebec distillery, and have a minimum of 35% abv.
Acerum reveals the delicate and refined aromas of distilled maple sap. This is not to be confused with maple liqueur or maple syrup-sweetened rum or whisky. The sole ingredients used for fermentation of Acerum are Québec maple syrup, water and yeasts. The maple “wine” is then distilled twice in a Scottish copper pot still. No sweeteners or flavors are added to the precious distillate. St. Laurent Acerum is then aged in both new and used oak barrels for more than a year. More than 25 liters of maple sap are needed to produce a single bottle.
A light and fruity approach, aromas of apple and candied pear, notes of coconut
bark, toffee and butterscotch, slightly spicy and tannic wood notes, long and
creamy finish of maple butter.)
Berlin Craft Spirits Competition 2020 – Gold Medal