Barrel Honey Rum
Barrel Honey Rum bottle surrounded by its spirit ingredients
Barrel Honey Rum

Barrel Honey Rum

Smooth, Rummy Goodness


40% ABV / 80 proof


Grade A fancy molasses, fermented using our flavorful ‘Doggie’ yeast, sweetened with a touch of local honey, aged in new char # 3 American Oak Barrels 



Tasting Notes:

Off the bat you get baking cocoa, charred wood followed by flavors of butter cookies and caramel, with a warming finish of fruitcake spice, vanilla and honey.

A twist on our local favorite

“We got our start in 2002 initially distilling off-centered rums, using Rehoboth’s connection to the coast as inspiration for a great sipping rum. Over the years the hands-down local favorite has been our Brown Honey Rum, subtly sweet and smooth sipping rum. Barrel Honey Rum is an evolution of this original favorite, distilled in a manner which celebrates the unique Dogfish Head ingredients & process” – Dogfish Head founder & president Sam Calagione

How it’s Made

It all starts in the Brewhouse, right alongside our off-centered ales. Unlike Analog Vodka which uses 2-row barley as its sugar source, rum must be made from cane sugars. We choose Grade A fancy molasses as our sugar source. We like molasses rather than cane juice or table sugar because it results in a richer rum spirit, better suited for aging. On the way to the cellars we add our proprietary 'Doggie' yeast – we chose this because the yeast imparts fruity esters, which add a ripe banana character.

In the distillery, Head Distiller Graham Hamblett runs the wash through our 500-gallon copper pot still. The alcohol is stripped, and out comes 80-proof low wine. He then runs the low wine through its spirit run on the same pot still, cutting out the heads and tails to capture the hearts, the cleanest part of the spirit. The rum is proofed down to barrels strength (~110 proof) and we age it in new #3 char American oak Barrels.

Once the distiller determines the spirit is ready, we dump the barrels into a tank proof down with water to bottle strength (80 proof), add a touch of honey and then bottle.

DOGFISH HEAD Barrel Honey Rum. Flavored Rum. 40% Alc/Vol. Dogfish Head Distilling Co., Milton, DE

Dogfish Head Barrel Honey

Looking to find Dogfish brews in your neck of the woods? We currently sell in over 40 U.S. states plus Washington D.C., although we hope to add more someday! Select your brew of choice, enter your zip code and we will tell you where it has been delivered in the past 60 days. But wait! Before you hop in your ride and drive to pick up that elusive Dogfish you see on the screen, please, please call ahead to confirm availability. Just because a beer has been delivered doesn’t mean it is still on the shelves or that the keg has been tapped.

Here is the list of where we currently have wholesalers.

Find This Spirit Near You

Rum Mint Tea cocktail being garnished with a sprig of mint with a bottle of Barrel Honey Rum sitting next to it

1.5 oz. Barrel Honey Rum
1 oz. Agave Syrup
1 oz. Lemon Juice
2 oz. Tea
6 Mint Leaves

Shake all ingredients with ice & strain over ice. Garnish with mint sprig. 


Fresh black tea, lemon juice, mint agave syrup, & Dogfish Head Barrel Honey Rum

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  1. Dogfish Head Distilling Co. Mixing Rum
  2. Dogfish Head Distilling Co. Barrel Honey Rum
  3. Orange Juice
  4. Lime Juice
  5. Passion Fruit Juice
  6. Grenadine syrup
  7. Simple Syrup
  8. Lime Wheel and Orange Slice (garnish)

Fresh lime, orange, & passion fruit juice, grenadine, simple syrup, & Dogfish Head Barrel Honey Rum.