Gold Reserve Tupelo Honey

Tupelo Reserve 72 DPI Hi and thanks for taking a moment to learn more about the Gold Reserve Tupelo honey.

Basically I’ve been making Tupelo honey for around 17 years and for whatever reason the honeybee or the Tupelo angels shined on one of the bee yards last year.

What makes it so special? Never have I seen the taste of the Tupelo carry through once it was extracted.

This Tupelo honey tastes like the blossom and I know that because I taste the blossom.

Out of 170 barrels of Tupelo honey, there were five from my original ‘Tupelo bee yard’ that were just too good to be true and too good to bottle.

I sat on it for one year and finally decided to release it this summer.

While honey doesn’t typically age well, this one has carried through perfectly over the past year.

As an aside, I learned some years ago that you can freeze honey and it will retain its fresh taste.

I intend to intern around 200 of these bottles in a freezer as private stock!

This honey was made on the Altamaha River about an hour from Savannah. A beautiful place with ancient Tupelo trees growing along the water’s edge with buttressed trunks and medusa-like limbs rising up into the sky. The property is an old fish camp.

We are dressing this bottle up with a letter-press label made on a 1930’s letter press as well as dipping the top of the bottle in Tupelo beeswax to seal it.

We finish off the bottle with a wax seal imprinted with a bee on the neck of the bottle.

And then we have developed a round, wooden box that looks like an ancient scroll with a leather closure to present this treasure as it should be.

The moisture of the special honey is a little bit high for Tupelo honey at around 18% vs the usual 17%.

Lots of pollen will rise into the neck but that is the good stuff. Not crazy amounts but enough to make a ring on the neck of the bottle and to show that it is still a raw honey.

We developed a long wooden spoon made of cherry wood that can reach to the bottom of the bottle and will allow for mess-free dispensing.

Tupelo Resesrve Label 72 DPIThere were only 2250 of these bottles made. Each are hand signed by me (no big deal but shows I stand behind it). Also they are numbered 1 of 2250 or 2 of 2250…

I honestly hate to sell them but at the same time I hate to keep hoarding it.

In summary, it’s the best Tupelo I’ve ever seen and is being lovingly packaged by our highest tier managers here (me and at least two of the 5 directors while of course having a bit of a party as we hand dip, hand label and hand stamp the bottles).

I think you’ll love it. The honeybees sure did. They visited 2.5 million flowers for each bottle.

When we exhibited it in NYC we had people saying we should charge 500 dollars!

I think you’ll love it.

I know I do.

Respectfully,

Ted

 

Comments (5)

  1. Pamela Bonino says:

    Ted,
    I have to try a couple of bottles of your (and the bees) splendid achievement. What do you think the shelf life on the honey would be stored in a wine cellar at 65° F. ?

    BTW, at what event do you present your honey in NY ?

  2. Joe Odenweller says:

    Love your store, reading your site & still want your Honey churn sign. lol

  3. Dennis Jordan says:

    Best. Honey. Ever.

    I just received a bottle this past weekend weekend (#120), and it is the best honey my wife and I have ever tasted.

    Truly phenomenal.

    We wish to thank you (and the bees) for your efforts. The bottles, craftsmanship and packaging are beautifully presented, and the honey itself is like sunshine in a bottle…

    We are extremely grateful you have given us the opportunity to share in experiencing such a remarkable honey!

  4. lina says:

    So how much honey is actually in this bottle?

    1. brantley says:

      Tupelo reserve is sold in a 20oz. flute bottle. This honey is really something special!

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