Mead is the oldest alcoholic drink in the world, unique in that its primary ingredient is honey but also incredibly diverse – it can range from dry to very sweet, which may come as a surprise when you think of honey as its primary ingredient.
Traditional meads are usually made with honey from a single floral source. The Atlantic Dry Mead is a ‘traditional mead’ with a refreshing citrus orange honey flavour. Its primary ingredient is raw Spanish orange blossom honey from southern Spain. Kinsale’s history is of course uniquely linked to Spain and the battle of Kinsale in 1601.
This Wild Red Mead is a melomel or fruit mead type, made from a Spanish dark forest honey, tart blackcurrants and sweet cherries to produce a zesty fruity aroma and long finish, perfect to have chilled or at room temperature. It also pairs very well with a cold meat platter, cheese board or sticky barbeque ribs.