Bourbon Barrel-Aged Orange Blossom Honey
We've partnered with High Wire Distilling Co. in Charleston, SC to source charred White American Oak barrels still-wet with bourbon and used them to age our Orange Blossom honey for over three months. After aging, the honey is left with an oaky, bourbon flavor.
What's unique about our partnership with High Wire Distilling? Like Apis Mercantile, High Wire Distilling is a mission-driven company. High Wire Distilling utilizes Jimmy Red Corn to make their bourbon, which gives their spirits a unique flavor that is distinctly Southern. Most bourbons are made with Yellow Corn, which is grown and bred as a commodity crop and is prized for its high yields.
For nearly a century, Jimmy Red Corn was used by bootleggers and moonshiners. In the early 2000s, the variety nearly went extinct, and only a couple of ears of the Jimmy Red Corn variety remained. Thanks to the efforts of Ted Chewning, Scott Blackwell, co-founder of High Wire Distilling, and Sean Brock, Jimmy Red Corn has seen a revival.