Tree Spirits Knotted Maple is probably the world's first store-sold maple syrup brandy. Bruce Olson and Steve Buchsbaum are the masterminds behind this spirited maple treat. The two of them originally opened up a winery, but as time progressed, they decided to experiment with apple cider and sap from maple trees.
Tree Spirits Knotted Maple provides a unique drinking experience and you're paying for it. A 375-milliliter bottle of Knotted Maple costs $35.99.
Implications - An indication of changing social conventions, adding alcohol to everyday products has become a very common practice in recent years. Coffee, maple syrup and other edibles have all had spirits infused into them with great success. One must keep in mind, however, that businesses looking to make everyday products more 'fun' have to keep taste and texture compatibility in mind.