Medal Winner – Taste BC Vancouver, Silver Medal Northwest Wine Summit
375ml 18% alc / vol PH 3.1 RS 8 degrees brix 225 cases Fruit Source- honey and spice, no fruit -barrel fermented and aged in French oak, fortified with distilled mead
This mead is closer in style to the traditional meads that some people have experienced in Europe. It is an exciting new alternative to dessert wines and should be something to talk about at the holiday dinner table this season. Sweet floral honey notes lead into a long finish that is well appreciated alone or with your favorite desserts.
We first created this mead when we first opened in 2005. It was a much lighter style of mead and we have intensified it with this release. This mead is the perfect solution for a sweet or dessert-style mead. It has a crisp acidity. It is the perfect accompaniment to berry or fruit-inspired deserts but we also love it with savoury or salty foods.
Many people struggle with how to pair meads with foods. In our case, this is easy. Our meads are more wine like and tend to be on the dryer side. Most popular with the holiday meal are either Melomel or Metheglin. All our dry meads pair easily with poultry, fish, and cheeses.
MELOMEL is a fruit meads and pair well with spicy foods, seafood, poultry, and cream pasta. Our HARVEST MELOMEL is a berry fruit mead with a crisp acidity that makes it excellent with many foods. It is difficult to pair most fruit meads with red meat and our WICKED MISTRESS MELOMEL pairs well with pork, lamb, and lighter red meats. It gets paired with smoked meats and cheeses as well by many restaurants.
METHEGLIN is a straight honey mead with spice or herbs. Our SOLSTICE METHEGLIN is made with ginger and spice. It pairs well with the whole festive turkey meal at holidays but is surprisingly versatile. It is excellent with spicy foods because there is enough sweetness to hold up to the spice. The ginger makes it a nice pairing for salmon and other seafoods or Asian and Indian cuisine. It is one of the few beverages that is nice with either sweet or spicy curries. Our KILT TWISTER MEAD is made with fresh hops and heather from our farm. It is dry and still and pairs well anywhere you would put a nice craft beer.
CISER is a cider made with honey but also a mead made with apples. Our ORIGINAL SIN CYSER MEAD is made with a blend of apples and quince from our farm. It is dry and still like wine but has a refreshing cider taste. It pairs well with Curry, Pork, and is excellent on the patio with summer BBQ.
SAC MEAD or sweet mead is very good with dessert . Our VINTAGE SAC is a sweet mead that pairs especially well with creamy desserts but is also excellent with fruit and cheese. It is fortified and is therefore somewhat similar to a white port. Our MAD MARION is similar to a very smooth tawny port with berry top notes. It pairs well with chocolate desserts, cheese plates, or as an aperitif.
I quite enjoy this as a dessert drink to accompany with other sweets or to just enjoy as a dessert. It has a very smooth and sweet flavor that I was very pleasantly surprised by.
Last visited the Meadery in their first year. Still have a bottle of 1999 Acerglyn Mead from that visit.
Tasted Vintage Sac last week. It is very good. Tastes just like the Cornish Mead we drank many years ago.
Definitely 5 stars.