Shagbark Syrup is a special syrup that is quite expensive, but is the preferred syrup for many a great chef. If you can't find it, or afford it, use maple instead. But the flavor of the Shagbark makes this truly special. This glaze is great on grilled meats, it is a staple on my table in the summer when I harvest fresh Habaneros from the garden. HOT, SWEET, and SMOKY. What more could you ask for?