Maple Cask Rum is a collaboration between Mad River Distillers in Warren and Wood’s Vermont Syrup Company in Randolph. After aging the First Run Rum in charred and toasted new oak barrels, Mad River sends the empty rum barrels to Al Wood. He fills them with his homemade maple syrup and then ages the product at his sugarhouse. Once the syrup is bottled, the seasoned barrels are returned to Mad River Distillers, where aged rum is finished inside of them in their rickhouse. The resulting Maple Cask Rum is a sugar cane based spirit that drinks like a whiskey. It has notes of maple sweetness and oak, vanilla and toffee flavors.