The second I read maple syrup, I was out. Except for maple syrup and maple butter- which are great- maple flavored anything is usually disgusting and unfortunately would drown out the wonderful flavor of beaver secretions.
Distillery Exec #1: "Yuck! That's a horrible batch of bourbon. We're gonna lose so much money!"
Distillery Exec #2: "Lets just add a lot of weird flavorings and sugar and market it to Fraternities to drink as a dare. Oh, and raise to price to make them think it's extra special."
Distillery Exec #1: "Perfect - I'm giving you a raise!"
Beaver secretions AKA castoreum ,has for some reason been used as a vanilla flavoring substitute in common things ,especially ice cream. I'd like to know who in their right mind took this stuff and tasted it thinking it made a good flavoring. Since finding out about its use in ice cream , my wife and I joke often in the frozen food section on our love of Beaver Butt Ice Cream .