The distillery says they are taking Honey Bourbon to a whole new level this year.
Increased demand for Honey Bourbon led to a doubling of production and expanded distribution statewide to grocers, stores, bars and restaurants.
Honey Bourbon launched five years ago as an experimental limited edition. The bourbon is finished in honey barrels and with raw honey from Bees in the D’s rooftop beehives, which sit on top of Detroit City Distillery’s Whiskey Factory.
“This fine bourbon features the truest taste of Detroit you can get,” said Michael Forsyth, co-owner of Detroit City Distillery in a news release. “We combine the award-winning bourbon we make in Eastern Market with honey made by thousands of honeybees using flower nectar from all over the city. ”
With this year’s launch, the distillery also introduced the Honey Old Fashioned, a ready-to-serve cocktail. The cocktail is based on the distillery’s best-selling cocktail featuring Honey Bourbon, raw Michigan honey, and house-made bitters, according to a news release.
The launch of Honey Bourbon online sales is set for 8 a.m. Nov. 10 with a 4 p.m.-11 p.m. launch party to follow at the Detroit City Distillery (DCD) tasting room, 2462 Riopelle St., at Eastern Market. Admission to the launch party is free. At the launch party, you can pick up online sales or purchase products. Honey-themed treats and products from Bees in the D and several other spirits with unique labeling will also be for sale including:
Honey Bourbon – $60 per 750 milliliter bottle.
Honey Old-Fashioned – $25 per 375 milliliter
Bees in the D Bourbon Barrel – aged honey is $50 per bottle with 100% of the sales supporting nonprofit Bees in the D.
To purchase products or for information visit detroitcitydistillery.com.