Bourbon-Madagascar Vanilla Extract is aged in bourbon barrels that were once filled with some of the Bluegrass State’s finest bourbon. This single-strength vanilla extract is rich, sweet and aromatic with a bit of southern heritage and charm.
Vanilla is the second most-expensive spice (after saffron). Artificial vanilla extract became very popular in the 1980s as the price of real vanilla became prohibitive.
Vanilla can only grown 10-20 degrees from the equator, so it really only grows in a few places: Tahiti. Mexico. Madagascar. Réunion. The Madagascar & Réunion vanillas are is known as Bourbon Vanilla. Vanilla vines take two to four years to fully mature, and their flowers only bloom for one day of the year. In order for the plants to produce beans, they have to be pollinated that day.
3.3 oz bottle