Sweet Lithuanian mead made by fermentation from summer honey and cherries is characterized by a rich ruby color, pleasant aroma, balanced sweet and sour spicy taste and bitterness in the aftertaste.
Cherry mead was very popular among Lithuanian nobles and dukes. More than 50% of honey was used for production.
The name "Radvilų" does not mean the name of the fruit in Lithuanian, but the name of the duke who founded the local town of Kėdainiai in 1372 and who according to sources liked this type of 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.
Melomel is a fruit mead with is fermented from honey and fruit juices.
Type of honey
Flower and honeydew honey together
This mead was boiled before fermentation. The thermal process has certain technological advantages, however, some valuable components of honey are damaged, especially during prolonged boiling. You will not recognize the production process in taste, but it is typical for boiled mead that they are more golden in color because honey partially caramelize at high temperatures.
Producer Šušvės midus
Near the famous fortified settlement of Plinkaigalio, on the banks of the fast-flowing river Šušvė, where our ancestors already prospered in prehistoric times, the old craft of mead production was revived.