Batch 107: Vetch honey aged in Abbey Creek Winery Pinot Gris port barrel
This honey spent 7 months in a port barrel that was so fresh, it still had some port in it when the honey was added. The time in that port barrel brought out some beautiful flavors of peach, orange, pineapple, almond, citrus and grass.
Lee Hedgemon, founder of The Barreled Bee, shared "A pleasant surprise to me last summer was when my favorite apiary told me they had vetch honey. Vetch as I found out is a cover crop here in Oregon and is used to put nitrogen back into the soil. At the first taste I was blown away by the freshness of the flavor. It had a little bit of herbaceous, fresh green grass notes and acid undertones that brought to mind citrus. This delicious honey deserved to be in a very special barrel, and I found that barrel at Abbey Creek Winery."