Apple Mead Hot Toddy
As the weather outside gets colder we turn to this classic hot drink to feel warm and cosy inside. Origin stories of the Hot Toddy stem from British controlled India in the 1600's. "Taddy" is a Hindi word that evolved to mean a beverage made with hot water, sugar, and spices. By the mid 19th century the Hot Toddy had become a "cure" for the common cold in North America. Articles from newspapers at the time suggest feeding someone who is unwell lots of good food and plying them with hot drinks. The Hot Toddy being the best choice. We make no claims on any miraculous cures here but it sure does help you forget the cold outside!
Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery
We help adventurous connoisseurs rediscover an ancient libation with hand crafted meads made from our own Wildflower Honey. Our carefully tended beehives are put out to forage the wild flowers in hills behind Sooke for the purest honey.
Meadmaker and Beekeeper Bob Liptrot has been keeping bees and making mead for over 40 years. We are Western Canada's first Meadery and have won several international awards for our Meads. Tugwell Meads are crafted from fruits that are grown on our own farm without the use of chemicals or presticdes. If it doesn't benefit the bees, it doesn''t happen on our farm.
Come visit our tasting room, gift shop, and museum at our ocean view farm. Thank you for supporting our small local business!