Germany’s Bärenjäger Honey & Bourbon

Neither Matt nor I stray far from beer when looking for a drink at Epcot. The occasional margarita finds its way into the rotation, or perhaps another cocktail, but beer is our go-to choice. This is why it surprised me when Matt headed over to the Germany Beer Cart to get a bottle of water, and he returned with a small shot of Bärenjäger Honey & Bourbon as well.


Both the beer carts and window in the Germany pavilion have sold shots for years: Jägermeister and another alcohol that has been changed here and there, but the Bärenjäger caught Matt’s eye. I’m not sure exactly when this made it onto the menus, but it seems to be at least since last year’s menu revamp at Sommerfest.


Now Matt is the bourbon fan between the two of us. I don’t care for the taste nor the smell, but I did take a small sip of this after getting past the aroma. Nope, still not a fan. And the honey flavor made it taste medicinal to me, like they were trying to cover something up. Matt wasn’t fond of the liquor either, noting the honey made this much too sweet.


Needless to say, we ended up using the water as a palate cleanser and high tailing it to Japan for some Kirin. At least we tried something new, but we definitely won’t be ordering the Bärenjäger Honey & Bourbon again.

Have you tried Bärenjäger Honey & Bourbon? What are your thoughts on it?


6 responses to “Germany’s Bärenjäger Honey & Bourbon

  1. Nope. Not spending $9 on a cup of beer in Florida.

  2. This was a shot and not a beer, but yes, alcohol prices (and food as well) are higher on property than establishments outside of it.

  3. I love honey, but I really dislike Bärenjäger. It tastes so artificial and overly sweet. Medicinal is a great way to describe the combination of Bärenjäger and bourbon, and I like bourbon a good deal more than you do. I have a friend who insists that Bärenjäger is excellent when kept in the freezer because it gets slightly viscous and resembles real honey even more. If anyone ever says this to you, never trust them again.

  4. I love honey as well, and you’re right – it’s very artificial tasting here. I don’t really have any desire to try it again – kept in the freezer or otherwise. 😉

  5. It sounds a lot like our home-remedy for sore throats/colds – whiskey and honey. I think I’ll stick with Jack Daniels and Honey though, this Barenjager just doesn’t seem appetizing at all.

  6. I’ll just take a Ricola, please. 😉