Solstice Metheglin - Spiced Honey Metheglin Mead
Past Silver Medal Winner, Northwest Wine Summit
750 ml / 26 oz 11.5% alc / vol PH 3.1 RS 5 degrees brix Fruit Source – Wildflower honey, ginger root, and spice,-no fruit- barrel aged in French oak, light effervescence
This ancient mead style descends from the many generations that created their own secret recipes. Wildflower Honey and a blend of spices is added to pure water and fermented with special yeast. Aged in French Oak barrels, this off dry mead makes an excellent dinner wine to serve with fowl, fish, or spicy foods.
*The 2018 Vintage was produced with a honey we got after a forest fire. It is throwing a smoky finish that is unique to this vintage. Read more >
Pairings: Spicy Asian cuisine, seafood, or poultry.
Solstice Metheglin is a King’s Style of Mead from the Middle Ages. The addition of spices to mead was something only the wealthy could afford to do but it helped to improve the flavour of the mead as recipes often called for moat water. The word Metheglin is where the word medicine comes from. The name is derived from the Welsh word (Meddygllyn), (Meddyg) meant healing and (llyn) meant liquor. In Eastern Europe Metheglyns are still heavily infused with herbs and drunk as a health tonique.
Our Solstice Metheglyn is infused with a blend of Carribean spice and Ginger and aged in French Oak. We produce it purely for pleasure but you can tell yourself whatever you like!