From Namita Koppa. Email her at namita[AT]borderstan.com.
Author’s Note: At Borderstan.com, you’ll always find the latest food & drink news from writers who actually reside and eat in our neighborhood. That’s why we’re giving you the opportunity to get to know some of the culinary geniuses behind Borderstan’s food businesses.
Borderstan: What is the name of your business and its mission?
Drauglis: Langdon Wood Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup. 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: 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 had heard of others using barrels to age maple syrup and thought I would give it a go. After a successful test, 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?
Drauglis: 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: 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: Churchkey/Birch & Barley, Amsterdam Falafel and Cocova.