According to the World of Honey, heather honey is made from the nectar collected from the tiny, purple, bell-shaped flower of the common heather plant, made mainly in Scotland, Wales and Northern England, and so named because of its domination in many areas of the moorlands. To give its porter a proper sweet finish, Samuel Adams explored the Scottish moors to find a heather honey to balance out its darkly nectarous Honey Porter. As a full-flavored, full-bodied English porter, the Samuel Adams Honey Porter has (of course) a substantial roasted malt character. It’s also brewed with traditional English ale hops and dry-hopped with East Kent Goldings, known for their spicy aroma and distinctive, earthy flavor. Sam Adams uses Scottish Heather Honey specifically to balance out the spiciness of the hops. Watch the video above to learn more. Those with melissophobia beware!
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