Detroit City Distillery Kicks Off Sales of Honey Bourbon

Detroit City Distillery (DCD) and Bees in the D (BITD) have united again to release their limited-edition Honey Bourbon and Bourbon Barrel-aged Honey. Produced only once-a-year, coinciding with the annual honey harvest, this wildly popular seasonal spirit routinely sells out in days. Both items will be available for online purchase starting at 8 a.m. on Friday, November 11, 2022, with pick-ups and in-person purchasing available starting at 4 p.m. at the Honey Bourbon Launch Party.

“People from all over ask us if they can buy Honey Bourbon all year long. Our goal this year is to make it more accessible and available to Michiganders throughout our great state,” said Michael Forsyth, co-owner of Detroit City Distillery. “We are distributing this bourbon to grocers, liquor stores, bars and restaurants for the first time and lowering the price so more people can try it. This fine bourbon features the truest taste of Detroit you can get. We combine our award-winning bourbon we make in Eastern Market with honey made by thousands of honeybees using flower nectar from all over the city. It just doesn’t get any better than that.”

Detroit City Distillery Honey Bourbon – ($60 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. 

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

Customers can purchase these items, as well as other limited edition Honey Bourbon merchandise, at and pick up merchandise starting at 4 p.m. on Friday, November 11, 2022,at Detroit City Distillery’s Honey Bourbon Party at their Tasting Room at 2462 Riopelle Street, in Detroit’s Eastern Market. Online and in-person sales will continue while supplies last. 

Honey Bourbon Launch Party – Detroit City Distillery Tasting Room

  • Date: Friday, November 11, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Location: 2462 Riopelle Street in Eastern Market – Detroit City Distillery Tasting Room, with limited capacity and free admission. 
  • Honey Bourbon-themed cocktails and treats will be available, as well as merchandise from Detroit City Distillery and Bees in the D. More info @detroitcitydistillery on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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 of cinnamon bitters and two dashes of angostura bitters. Add ice and stir for 30 seconds. Garnish with orange peel.

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