Kinsale Mead

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.

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Kinsale Mead - Gift box with 3 types of mead - 0.15 l
Kinsale Mead - Gift box with 3 types of mead - 0.15 l
€27

A beautifully designed Kinsale Mead tasting set in a gift box, a mead for every occasion. An ideal gift, souvenir or treat for a gourmet.

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Code: IE0181
Kinsale Mead - Atlantic Dry Mead - 0.7 l  12%, glass
Awarded
Kinsale Mead - Atlantic Dry Mead - 0.7 l 12%, glass
€28.60

This Irish mead is a delicious, traditional style dry mead, beautifully sharp with a nice citrus honey flavor. Best enjoyed chilled or on ice as a pre-dinner drink.

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Kinsale Mead - Hazy Summer Mead - 0.7 l  11%, glass
Kinsale Mead - Hazy Summer Mead - 0.7 l 11%, glass
€28.60

A light fruit mead made from six berries to celebrate the long summer days. Honey intertwined with a pile of ripe summer berries. Aromas of strawberries and raspberries with a...

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Code: IE0122A
Kinsale Mead - Wild Red Mead - 0.7 l  12%, glass
Kinsale Mead - Wild Red Mead - 0.7 l 12%, glass
€28.60

A refreshing melomel style mead made from sour Wexford blackcurrants beautifully balanced with dark cherries, tempered with a hint of honey.

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Kinsale Mead - Atlantic Dry Mead - Sauternes Barrel Aged - 0.7 l  12%, glass
Limited edition
Kinsale Mead - Atlantic Dry Mead - Sauternes Barrel Aged - 0.7 l 12%, glass
€38.80

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...

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Code: IE0131A
Kinsale Mead - Atlantic Dry Mead - White Port Barrel Aged - 0.7 l  12%, glass
Limited edition
Kinsale Mead - Atlantic Dry Mead - White Port Barrel Aged - 0.7 l 12%, glass
€38.80

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.

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Kinsale Mead - Wild Red Mead - Merlot Barrel Aged - 0.7 l  12%, glass
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Kinsale Mead - Wild Red Mead - Merlot Barrel Aged - 0.7 l 12%, glass
€38.80

A wonderful 3 year old semi-dry berry mead that has been aged for the last 12 months in Merlot oak casks to give it interesting structure and depth. The barrels come from two...

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Code: IE0141A
Kinsale Mead - Irish Wildflower Mead - 0.7 l  11%, glass
Kinsale Mead - Irish Wildflower Mead - 0.7 l 11%, glass
€52.65

Made with 100% Irish honey, our wildflower mead is the first Irish mead made with Irish honey in 200 years! A beautiful expression of the aromas and flavors of West Cork in...

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Code: IE0102A
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