FromÂ Namita Koppa. Email her at namita[AT]borderstan.com.
Authorâ€™s Note:Â At Borderstan.com, youâ€™ll always find the latest food & drink news from writers who actually reside and eat in our neighborhood. Thatâ€™s why weâ€™re giving you the opportunity to get to know some of the culinary geniuses behind Borderstanâ€™s food businesses.Â
Borderstan: What is the name of your business and its mission?
Drauglis:Â Langdon Wood Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup.Â Our mission is to change your breakfast. We take a staple and traditional product and give it a distinct aftertaste of awesome.
Borderstan: Tell us about yourself! How did you conceive of the idea for your business? Where do you source your ingredients from?
Drauglis:Â I bought a home whiskey-aging kit which included a small cask. After aging the spirits in it I wondered what else I could do with the cask. I Â had heard of others using barrels to age maple syrup and thought I would give it a go. After a successful test,Â I decided to scale up the project and give the final product a local twist. I knew a distiller (Catoctin Creek Distilling Company) in Virginia and some maple farmers in Pennsylvania, so I knew I could make it work.
Borderstan: Where can we find your goodies in Borderstan?Â
Drauglis:Â Pleasant Pops store on Florida Ave NW and Smucker Farms on 14th Street.
Borderstan: What’s your favorite part of being the head honcho?
Drauglis:Â Knowing that I am responsible for spreading liquid joy across the land.
Borderstan: Where’s your favorite place to eat/drink in the Borderstan neighborhood?
Drauglis:Â Churchkey/Birch & Barley, Amsterdam Falafel and Cocova.