Limited edition
Code: IE0131A | Brand: Kinsale Mead

Kinsale Mead - Atlantic Dry Mead - Sauternes Barrel Aged - 0.7 l 12%, glass

€38.80 €32.07 excl. VAT
In stock (2 pcs)
A wonderful 3 year old traditional mead fermented from orange blossom honey that has been aged for the last 12 months in French oak wine casks to give it an interesting structure and depth. Floral and almond aromas and a bright dry finish.
Delivery to:
19.4.2024
Category: Archive mead
Weight: 1.3 kg
Producer: Kinsale Mead Co.
Honey source: nectar
Type of honey: orange
Alcohol: 12%
Sweetness: semidry
Volume: 0.7 l
Country of origin: Ireland
Price/l: € 55.43
Recommended as a gift: for a colleague or business partner, for expert
Composition: water, orange honey
Preservatives: sulphites
News order: M0640

A wonderful 3 year old traditional mead fermented from orange blossom honey that has been aged for the last 12 months in French oak wine casks to give it an interesting structure and depth. Floral and almond aromas and a bright dry finish.

The mead seeps through the charred barrel into the French oak, bringing back the vanilla and caramel, as well as the Sauternes flavors that were there before.
Serve slightly chilled.

Atlantic Dry Mead - Sauternes Barrel Aged is a unique smooth mead with lingering almond and refreshing citrus notes. Enticing with a bright, clean finish and a wonderful balance of sweetness and acidity. Enjoy this delicious mead slightly chilled.

An initial burst of honey, very refreshing, followed by soft marzipan and flowers such as honeysuckle and white acacia flowers. A lovely soft vanilla and oak finish lingers. Like summer on the Mediterranean coast.

Our beautiful label was inspired by the story of the 'Wild Geese' of Irish people who emigrated in waves from Ireland to the Continent at the end of the Jacobite Wars and settled in France to trade and make wine. Today in Bordeaux, you will find the names of these hardy Irish emigrants on the streets and vineyards of the region – Lynch, Barton, Boyd, Phelan – along with other trade connections to Ireland's wine ports.

Kinsale was a prosperous wine port in the 18th century, importing barrels from France, Spain, Portugal. The harbor and warehouses were full of the best wines, port and sherry. In a sense we are coming full circle and bringing those precious casks back to Ireland.

Share a bottle with friends and family. It's a mead you'll want to come back to again and again.

All bottles hand numbered and signed. Naturally gluten free.

mead

Mead is an alcoholic beverage fermented from honey and water, with possibility of addition of other ingredients such as spices or herbs or in combination with fruit juices.

Classical mead

Classical mead is made by fermenting honey and water without any other ingrediences. It keeps its original honey flavour and taste.

Type of honey

Blossom honey or nectar comes from the nectar of various flowers.

Orange blossom honey and mead

Producer Kinsale Mead

Artisanal production of mead from the Irish county of Cork

Artisanal production of mead from the Irish county of Cork. Kinsale Mead is produced in West Cork, at the family mead farm in Barrack Lane, Kinsale (near the site of the Battle of Kinsale in 1601). Each batch is carefully blended, fermented and matured with care and passion and an emphasis on quality and sustainability. Pure honey, local water, yeast and also various fruits are used in this authentic mead, as is traditional.

Kinsale Mead Co was founded by Kate and Denis Dempsey in 2016 to revive the ancient art of mead making and create a world-class range of light and refreshing drinks. They use the best natural ingredients and make their meads dry and vinous with care and passion.

In 2016, they decided to start the journey to open their own business and revive the tradition of mead making in Ireland after 200 years.

They did a lot of research, tried a lot of meads from Europe and America and read a lot of books, both modern and historical. They started lots of small batches at home and tried different honeys, different yeasts, and different combinations of fruits, spices, and herbs. They kept improving the recipes. It was also very important to them how mead goes with food.

Meads have won an amazing number of awards in just a few years, including gold at The International Mazer Cup, which is something of a mead Olympics. They were also delighted with the Irish awards, gold and silver at Blas na hEireann, gold from the Free From Food Awards as the mead is naturally gluten free. They then won the prestigious 2-star (Outstanding) Great Taste Award, a British competition with literally thousands of entries at a very high level, as well as gold and silver at the European Mead Madness Cup. They were also awarded Drink of the Year by the Irish Food Writers' Guild. In the family mead farm, they simply produce world-class mead.

Kinsale (Cionn tSáile, meaning 'Head of the Tide') is a beautiful historic seaside town in West Cork, situated in a safe anchorage where the River Bandon flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Today it is known for its historic street, colorful buildings, many fabulous cafes, gastropubs and restaurants, bookstores, yachting, fishing and world-class golf.