The launch party gave us a chance to try out the new honey-infused bourbon with a range of different mixers, including peach iced tea and ginger ale. At one point, they just gave it to us straight, and I’m not even a bourbon-drinker, but it had this subtle honey taste at the end that made the whole drink go down a lot smoother. Honey makes everything better.
The launch also gave us a chance to speak to Jared the Mixologist, who gave us his insights on bourbon, brewing and beyond. Here are some tips he gave us about drink mixing:
- fill your glass with as much ice as possible. This ensures your drink stays nice and cold, and also dilutes it a bit.
- when thinking of mixers to put in your alcohol, think of what flavours will match the food. Or if you’re not eating, I guess what flavours will match the alcohol. Jim Beam and Honey would go well with fruitier flavours.
- Jared said his favourite was to mix Jim Beam Honey with vanilla and lavender.
- at one point Kyri got him talking about carbonating coconut juice and/or water. I don’t recall the endpoint of this conversation that well.
You can see Jared talking a little about Jim Beam Honey and the different flavours you can mix it with here.
At the end of the night, us Soupers were given a Jim Beam Honey pack, which included a bottle of the honey-infused bourbon with a bunch of mixers. I’m going to throw a tasting party later this week, so hopefully I’ll have more things to say about it then.