Top 5 Honey Drinks to Celebrate St Valentine, Patron of Beekeepers!
By Zach Glassman, Certified Specialist of Wine
I decided to do some research into St Valentine, the man for whom Valentine’s Day is named and I discovered that he’s the Patron Saint of Beekeepers! Hey, you know, you learn something new every day, right? But I’m thinking, there’s a trend these days in drinking honey-flavored spirits: here are the Top 5 Honey-Flavored Spirits from your friends at Bogey’s to Celebrate the man himself, St Valentine.
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whiskey: What happens when you take Jack Daniel’s amazing Tennessee Whiskey and combine it with the beautiful, lush flavor of honey? Well, you get this! Widely considered one of the most delicious honey-flavored drinks on the market, Jack Honey is sweet, smooth, and tastes awesome. What more could you want?
50ml: $2.99, 375ml: $16.99, 750ml: $29.99
Irish Mist Honey Liqueur: Irish mist has a long and storied history, much like St Valentine himself. Originally known as “Heather Wine” among Irish chieftains, the original recipe was lost in the 17th century and was only found again (by the grace of St Valentine, perhaps?) in the 20th century when it was created again under the brand name Irish Mist in Tullamore, Ireland.
375ml: $17.99, 750ml: $29.99
Catskill Provisions Honey Rye Whiskey: A beautiful rye whiskey from the Catskill Mountains in Upstate New York with honey made from happy bees. As they say, “Happy Bees Make Better Honey” and it sure seems to be true here! Spicy, rugged, and rich, with a note of honeyed sweetness. Toffee, Burnt Orange Peel, and Golden Raisin. So good!
Jack Daniel’s Whiskey, Honey, and Lemonade RTDs: I had to include at least one RTD (Ready to Drink) on this list - they’re quick, easy, and packed with delicious stuff! This one in particular takes the same delicious honey whiskey from Jack Daniel’s that you know (and possibly love) and combines it with lemonade for an absolutely unforgettable drink! All the tart sweetness in one, refreshing place.
Barr Hill Tom Cat Reserve Gin: Barr Hill Tom Cat Gin, made in Vermont, is distilled from corn and finished with raw honey, the amber color is one of the first things that might give you an idea you’re drinking something a little different. Built in a sweetened style of the traditional Tom Cat, you get tones of pine, vanilla, and peach before the long, enjoyable finish.