Butterscotch is one of those timeless and unforgettable flavors from some people's childhood. It conjures nostalgia, even for those that didn’t grow up with it.
Butterscotch flavor or syrup is a thick brown fluid that got its start in America during the eighteenth century. It was made to be an alternative to caramel and took on the butterscotch name because of its similar flavor to butter.
Different from caramel syrup, butterscotch syrup is especially good in espresso-based drinks. Butterscotch is especially popular in autumn and winter.