Star Thistle Honey is among the most highly sought after honeys in the United States. This honey is unique to the Pacific Northwest and is commonly found among knapweed groves and range land of the high deserts east of the Cascade Mountain Range. Star Thistle Honey originated in the Mediterranean from the yellow star thistle plant and migrated to the US in the mid nineteenth century. Considered a noxious weed by many, this star clustered thistle among thorns produces nectar relished by honey enthusiasts.
Star Thistle Honey has a viscous appearance but is surprisingly dense. Light gold in color, it has a very mild and pleasing floral taste. What makes this honey so incredible is the sweet and persistent aftertaste. Star Thistle Honey has a distinct aroma of anise (some say almonds), slightly sharp or pungent with notes of sweet, spicy cinnamon, molasses and prune.It has a mild flavor of anise, slightly waxy, metallic flavor. Quick to crystallize Star Thistle Honey makes a fantastic creamed honey.