Welcome to Friday’s Featured Artisan! Each week, we focus on one of the many talented individuals and companies whose perfect products are proudly featured in GiftTree gifts. It may be a master chocolatier, a gourmet cheesemonger or a talented artist – GiftTree is here to connect their meaningful stories to the discovery of your next great gifting moment. This Friday’s Featured Artisan is Mileeven – award winning producers and suppliers of honey sourced from County Kilkenny in southeastern Ireland.
Established in 1988 by Joe Gough and his wife Eilis, Mileeven began as a simple free-time hobby. As Joe and Eilis were battling evening traffic on their long commute home, they decided to take an evening bee keeping class to kill some time and wait for the traffic to die down. They started out small, keeping two beehives in their backyard in Dublin. As their love for the bees (and their honey) grew, the two-hive amusement turned into a 100-hive apiary in Piltown, County Kilkenny and Mileeven was born. With awards from Great Taste, the Irish Food Awards and Gulfood, Mileeven’s Organic Trust-Certified honeys are made with innovation and a firm commitment to producing honey that stays true to quality while being beneficial to the honeybee population.
GiftTree proudly carries a deliciously decadent Mileeven honey gift! Infused with Irish Cream liqueur, Mileeven’s natural raw honey is absolutely perfect drizzled into tea or onto a scone, using the included olive wood honey dipper. One of the hardest woods in the world, olive wood‘s superfine pores make it the perfect material for use in the kitchen.
Check out the rest of our Friday’s Featured Artisan series to see even more stories from the craftsmen, winemakers and gourmands who make our favorite gifts.
In your tea? On a peanut butter sandwich? What’s YOUR favorite way to enjoy honey?