30 Dec A taste of Beeble Honey Whisky
Matt & Nicola are the founder of The Beeble Founders, which began with one hive in North Wiltshire 10 years ago. The first colony made just enough honey to give some jars to friends, with a bit left over for breakfast. Realising it was difficult to avoid wasting the honey stuck to the frames taken from the hive and to avoid this waste, they soaked the frames into whisky. This turned out to be the first ever batch of Beeble Honey Whisky.
To make honey whisky, their production has had to increase over the years, and so have the number of hives they have relied on for honey. As a result, they are now proud to say that Beeble is responsible for the existence of one hundred and thirty hives around their home in Wiltshire. There are around sixty thousand honey bees in a single colony. That adds up to almost eight million Wiltshire bees making their honey whisky.
You can discover their award-winning range of delicious Honey Liqueurs on their website beeble.buzz.
The Honey Whisky and Honey Vodka are both delicately blended using honey from their very own Wiltshire bees, to create delicious, subtly sweet drinks.
They have several cocktail recipes, our favourite is Honey Whisky Negroni Recipe: ‘The Beegroni’
The Negroni is a traditional Italian cocktail found on most drinks menus around the world and consumed as a popular apéritif due to its complex, bitter flavours, which are notorious for stimulating one’s palette. Classically composed of Vermouth, Gin and Campari, in equal parts, and garnished with a slither of orange peel, the drink is famously strong and pretty lethal if consumed in large quantities… However, when drunk in moderation, the Negroni is a delicious cocktail which can be served both as a refreshing ice-cold drink in summer and also as a more warming drink, served at room temperature, to slowly sip on in the cold winter months.
Honey Whisky Negroni Recipe
Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
Serving size: 1
· 50ml Beeble Honey Whisky
· 25ml Campari
· 25ml Sweet Vermouth
· Orange peel
1. Add all ingredients to an ice-filled mixing glass
2. Stir until chilled and slightly diluted
3. Strain into a rocks glass over ice
4. Garnish with an orange peel