March 2010

Barenjaeger Honey Liquor

Bärenjäger today is a 70-proof honey-based

spiritous liquor, loosely inspired by a traditional honey liqueur made in the fifteenth century in Eastern Prussia. Bärenfang was the traditional name ("bear trap" in German) but the most common version in the United States is that distilled by Teucke & Koenig, a German company in Steinhagen, Germany. Bärenjäger ("bear hunter" in German) was so successful in the U.S. that the bottle design, a glass bee hive, was trademarked and other, similar liqueurs appeared. There's Wild Turkey American Honey Liquor, based on bourbon. Evan Williams has a honey based bourbon too; Evan Williams Honey Reserve.