Whether it’s vodka, gin, rum, whisky, tequila or brandy, distilled spirits and honey pair together perfectly, turning any spirit into a more complex flavor experience for consumers.
Honey’s use by distillers is increasing rapidly as spirit makers realize the ingredient’s versatility. You can distill from honey, create mead and then distill, or just use honey’s unique flavor profile to create a memorable spirit.
With more than 300 different varietals of honey in the United States, each with a unique flavor and color profile, distillers have countless flavor options to choose from. Despite these many varietals, honey’s essence is its natural simplicity. It’s not created or manufactured in a facility. It occurs naturally in one of the world’s most efficient factories: the beehive.
Bees may travel as far as 55,000 miles and visit more than two million flowers to gather enough nectar to make just one pound of honey. All of the bees’ hard work is manifested in an amazing ingredient ideal for use in spirits.