A new line of honey based, ready-to-drink craft cocktails called Spirited Hive is set to launch in February of 2022.
Spirited Hive are made with what’s described as quality spirits, all-natural ingredients and organic honey. Nashville and New York City retailers will be the first to carry the line, and it will be available for presale online at SpiritedHive.com.
Jack Espy, founder of Spirited Hive, created the company while in graduate school at New York University during the COVID-19 pandemic after spending many late nights making cocktails for friends.
Espy always joked with his friends that he should can his cocktails to avoid time-consuming cleanup. His signature cocktail — a Moscow Mule made with honey and mint — was the inspiration for the company’s name.
Spirited Hive sources its 100% certified organic wildflower honey from Lancaster, PA.
“Spirited Hive is a drink that brings the whole hive together, making it even sweeter with a little bit of honey,” said Espy in a prepared statement. “I switched career paths from what was going to be a more corporate lifestyle to something that I was passionate about. Quarantine really changed my life and set me on a new course. I went from working in real estate finance to creating my own cocktail company; talk about a 180!”
Spirited Hive Cocktails are sold in 4-packs for a suggested retail price of $16.99. They come in three different flavor combinations, Bourbon Whiskey Infused with Rosemary, Lemon & Honey, Tequila Infused with Ginger, Lime & Honey and Vodka Infused with Cranberry, Lime & Honey.
The Bourbon Whiskey Infused with Rosemary, Lemon & Honey is 7% ABV and uses bourbon sourced from Green River Distilling Co., in Owensboro, Kentucky.
The Tequila Infused with Ginger, Lime & Honey is also 7% ABV and is made using a Blanco tequila sourced from Jalisco, Mexico, where Casamigos comes from.
The Vodka Infused with Cranberry, Lime & Honey is 7% ABV and its vodka comes from St. Louis, Missouri, and follows the same distilling process as Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
Hannah Kanik is a freelance writer from California. Two years ago, she found herself drinking Scottish whisky atop Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh and found her love for whisky and its storytelling side-effects.