Detroit City Distillery and Bees in the D to Release Collaboration This Week

Place your order for the limited-edition honey and bourbon starting Friday
Bees in the D - Detroit City Distillery
The Single-barrel Detroit Cit yDistillery Honey Bourbon is $70 a bottle. // Photograph courtesy of Detroit City Distillery

Detroit City Distillery and Bees in the D are teaming up once again. On Nov. 26, the local distiller and beekeeping nonprofit will open up orders for their limited-edition honey and bourbon collaboration.

The Bees in the D Bourbon-barrel Aged Honey will be on sale for $40 a bottle. “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, in a press release. After it was collected, the honey was then aged in Detroit City Distillery bourbon barrels.

Running at $70 a bottle, the Single-barrel Detroit City Distillery Honey Bourbon features a “sweet, floral hit of raw honey” and works well in an Old Fashioned, according to Michael Forsyth, co-owner of Detroit City Distillery. “This bourbon sells out year after year and has become a true fan favorite, perfect for the holidays,” he says in a press release.

Those interested in shopping the collaboration can place their order on the Detroit City Distillery website starting at 8 a.m. on Friday. Along with the bourbon and honey, customers can also purchase rocks glasses that feature the Bees in the D’s logo and an ornate honeybee design.

Orders can be picked up from the Tasting Room in Eastern Market, located at 2462 Riopelle St., on Dec. 3. The distillery will serve honey-themed treats and cocktails that weekend as well.

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