Quebec International maple syrup Strategic Reserve

The tiny, picturesque village of St-Antoine-de-Tilly has a secret.

In a nondescript warehouse on the outskirts of town, some 40 kilometres southwest of Quebec City, there is a stash of maple syrup.

A 6.3-million-kilogram stash of maple syrup, to be exact.

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Together, these stockpiles are officially called the International Strategic Reserve, which works like a Fort Knox for Canada’s most-cherished breakfast condiment – a massive arsenal of sweet, liquid gold ready to be deployed to feed a rise in global demand while maintaining price stability.

Full text on the Globe ad Mail

Drums of Maple syrup
Drums of Maple syrup are stacked in the International Strategic Reserve in Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly, 40km South-West of Quebec City Wednesday March 30, 2011. Asian market is going to buy Maple Syrup at a premium and Canada is ready to cash in. Photo Francis Vachon for the Globe and Mail.
Drums of Maple syrup

Drums of Maple syrup
Danny Ayotte fills drums with Maple syrup, prepping it for pasteurization at the International Strategic Reserve in Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly, 40km South-West of Quebec City Wednesday March 30, 2011. Photo Francis Vachon for the Globe and Mail.

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