Bear Creek Organic Farm’s Whiskey Barrel-Aged Honey
By Kristi Kates | Feb. 24, 2018
Whether you enjoy honey on biscuits, in your tea, or drizzled over fruit, this very unusual take on the sweet stuff is made right here in northern Michigan — with a bit of southwestern spirit.
Bear Creek Organic Farm might hail from the rural hills of Petoskey, but for their special Limited Edition 2018 Whiskey Barrel-Aged Honey, they brought in freshly-soaked whiskey barrels from the Lone Star State of Texas.
Handcrafted and made of charred American Oak, the barrels were freshly dumped of single malt and filled with Bear Creek honey — courtesy of their year-round hive of northern Michigan bees. The honey was aged to infuse the honey with just a hint of whiskey, a dusky, smoky flavor that nicely contrasts the sweetness.
Note: The honey does not contain alcohol and is unfiltered, so bits of wax or charred oak barrel might appear in the jar, which Bear Creek said is no cause for concern, but rather, a sign of the aged honey’s authenticity.
Only 300 jars of this rare honey are available, so if this is a treat you’d like in your hive, order quickly — it’s available for $13.50 per jar, while supplies last, at Bear Creek Organic Farm, 4012 Atkins Rd., in Petoskey. bearcreekorganicfarm.com, (231) 340-0104