Limited edition
Code: IE0132A | Brand: Kinsale Mead

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

€38.80 €32.07 excl. VAT
In stock (4 pcs)
A wonderful three-year old traditional mead fermented from orange blossom honey, aged for the last 12 months in an oak port cask. Enjoy this delicious, dry mead slightly chilled.
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: M0682

A wonderful three-year old traditional mead fermented from orange blossom honey, aged for the last 12 months in an oak port cask. Enjoy this delicious, dry mead slightly chilled.

Atlantic Dry Mead – White Port Barrel Aged (12% ABV) is an enticing 3-year traditional mead fermented from orange blossom honey, fully dry-fermented, sharp and honeyed. Aged for the last 12 months in an oak port cask, which added a spicy oaky depth.

A rich and peppery, well-balanced mead with a subtle apricot character, rounded by honey and citrus aromas in the finish. Understated with subtle citrus on the nose, spicy on the palate, lots of honey and amaretto with oak, smooth, nutty character and nuttiness resonating on the palate. A beautiful balance of sweetness and tangy acidity. Enjoy this delicious, dry mead slightly chilled.

Our beautiful label was inspired by the story of the 'Wild Geese' Irish who emigrated or were expelled in waves from Ireland to the Continent at the end of the Jacobite Wars. Some settled in France and started trading and making 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 – alongside other trade connections to Irish wine ports.

Kinsale was a thriving port in the 18th century, one of several in Ireland licensed to import wines from France, Spain and Portugal. The harbor and warehouses were full of casks of the best wines, port and sherry. In a sense we are coming full circle and bringing these 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.

Like wine, store bottles upright in a cool place out of direct sunlight and should last at least two years.

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.