Review: Krupnik Spiced Honey Liquer / by Jason Hambrey

Image Courtesy of Wayward Distillery.

Image Courtesy of Wayward Distillery.

100% BC honey and spices
Distiller Wayward Distillery (Courtenay, BC)

This is another product from Wayward, this time a liquer made from honey spirit, toasted BC honey, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, and citrus peel among other spices. When I asked what other spices were in it, I was told the better question was what spices were not in it.

Originally, this was just a Christmas release but it has become such a fan favourite that it is now available all year round.

Review (2021)

  • Batch: N/A

  • Bottling Date: ~2021

  • Bottling Code: N/A

Very gingerbread-house on the nose. Nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla - but also quite floral. The spice is just awesome, and it’s sweet - but it’s anything from cloying. A very nice liqueur.

However, I rarely am in the mood for liquers straight - instead, I want a dash of them in my cocktails or elsewhere. Consumed on its own, it is quite Christmas-y with all the baking spice notes. However, this suits all seasons - added to sparkling apple cider in the spring, ginger beer in the summer, hot apple cider or hot chocolate in the fall, or in place of the sugar in an Old Fashioned in the winter (my favourite use of them all).