Detroit City Distillery to Release Limited-Edition Honey Bourbon

Detroit City Distillery and Bees in the D have united again to release limited-edition honey bourbon and bourbon barrel-aged honey available for online purchase starting at 8 a.m. on Black Friday, Nov. 26.

Single-barrel Detroit City Distillery Honey Bourbon – ($70 per bottle) – The bourbon is finished with raw honey from Bees in the D rooftop beehives on top of DCD’s Whiskey Factory and will be available until it sells out.

Bees in the D Bourbon-barrel Aged Honey – ($40 per bottle) – This one-of-a-kind honey was aged in DCD’s bourbon barrels. Additionally, Bees in the D is offering signature rocks glasses, making for the perfect pour at $40 per two-glass set.

Customers can purchase bourbon, honey and rocks glasses online at

Customers will be able to pick up bottles starting at 4 p.m. on Friday, December 3 at Detroit City Distillery’s Tasting Room at 2462 Riopelle Street, in Detroit’s Eastern Market. That weekend the Distillery and Bees in the D will offer honey-themed treats and cocktails.

“This bourbon sells out year after year and has become a true fan favorite, perfect for the holidays,” says Michael Forsyth, co-owner of Detroit City Distillery. “It’s a bold bourbon with a sweet, floral hit of raw honey that is wonderful enjoyed neat, over ice or makes an incredible Old-Fashioned.”

“Because the summer was hot with lots of sunshine and rain, bees everywhere had a fantastic season, creating bumper crops of honey at many of our apiaries, including the two we manage on top of the Distillery,” says Brian Peterson-Roest, co-founder of Bees in the D. “The honey we aged in the Distillery’s barrels absorbed the aroma of the bourbon and the oak barrel, while still featuring the floral elements of Detroit’s wildflower honey.”

Both bourbon and honey bottles come with ornate honeybee labels that are ideal, authentically-Detroit holiday gifts.

Honey Old Fashioned Recipe

In a large rocks glass, add two ounces of Detroit City Distillery Honey Bourbon, a bar spoon of Bees in the D Bourbon Barrel-aged Honey, one dash cinnamon bitters and two dashes of angostura bitters. Add ice and stir for 30 seconds. Garnish with orange peel. 

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