Detroit City Distillery and Bees in the D Kick-Off Annual Sale of Limited-Edition Honey Bourbon and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Honey on November 11

October 24, 2022

DETROIT, Mich., October 24, 2022 –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.

About Detroit City Distillery: Detroit City Distillery creates small batch artisanal whiskey, gin and vodka, using the finest local ingredients sourced directly from farms near its Distillery and tasting room located in Detroit’s famed Eastern Market. The result is a drink of distinction made for the revolutionaries rewriting the history of a great American city. To learn more about our fine products –Butcher’s Cut Bourbon, Four Grain Bourbon, Homegrown Rye, Gilded Age Vodka, Railroad Gin and Peacemaker Gin and limited edition releases – please sign up for our newsletter at, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @detroitcitydistillery. Customers must be 21 to purchase alcohol.

About Bees in the D: Bees in the D is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to create a cooperative effort between residents, schools, organizations and businesses in the City of Detroit and Southeast Michigan to contribute to both the health of honey bee colonies and native pollinators, and the education of their importance to our environment. Bees in the D currently manages over 200 honeybee hives at over 63 locations across five counties and between two countries (The United States and Canada). To learn more, visit and find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @beesinthed.

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