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Code: DK0312 | Brand: Mjødgård

Mjødgård - Royal Mead #2 - Harald Blåtand - 0.5 l 13%, glass

€25.89 €21.40 excl. VAT
In stock (>5 pcs)
Danish summer honey mead, with apples, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger matured with oak chips. It has a characteristic aromatic scent that brings thoughts of Christmas.
Delivery to:
19.4.2024
Category: Metheglins
Weight: 1 kg
Producer: Mjødgård APS
Alcohol: 13%
Sweetness: semi-sweet
Flavour: spiced
Volume: 0.5 l
Country of origin: Denmark
Price/l: € 51.80
Original title: Harald Blåtand
Composition: water, Danish honey, apples, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, ginger, oak
Preservatives: sulphites
News order: M0677

Danish summer honey mead, with apples, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger matured with oak chips. It has a characteristic aromatic scent that brings thoughts of Christmas.

Excellent Danish summer honey, apples, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, ginger and oak were used for this royal mead.

Harald Blåtand is an unusual mead, it is complexly spiced in both taste and aroma in a way that brings back memories of sweet Middle Eastern spice blends. The sweetness is delicately balanced by a spicy taste and plenty of acidity. It has a very strong and complex aroma. This is a rich mead that really fills the mouth with a strong flavor and lingers on a very long aftertaste.

This is an unusual mead for Mjødgård, as they do not normally use spices or herbs that do not grow in the area.

Mead goes well with dark chocolate, ice cream, cake or coffee.

Harald I, Harald Bluetooth (Danish Harald Blåtand, c. 911 – c. 986) was king of Denmark from 958 to 986 and king of Norway from 974 to 986. Harald Bluetooth was baptized around 965 and thus introduced Christianity in Denmark. During his reign, he took care of the development of the state. In Jelling, where his parents were buried under a mound, he erected a richly decorated runic stone, the first evidence of the Christianization of Denmark, and built a church there, to which he had the remains of his father transferred. He also built four forts to defend the territory of his kingdom. He also built other churches and also bridges.

Harald showed true magnanimity in all his actions. He was a strategic master and in many ways he did not want to be left behind any European giants. In his own way, he created buildings, probably based on southern European inspiration, like no one before him.

We thought that with a king like Harald who wanted to show his power through his urge to create, he might also want to show the other Danish magnates that he had close ties to southern Europe. So why not make a mead based on the spices you could get in southern Europe at the time. That's why we brewed Harald's Royal Mead with spices found in the Mediterranean lands during the Viking Age.

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.

Metheglin

Metheglin is a type of mead with added (maturated) spices and herbs.

Awards

3rd place at the 2022 Mead Madness Cup

Producer Mjødgård

A popular Danish mead producer

We bring you the first swallow from Denmark in the form of honestly and artisanally produced Mjødgård brand meads. The mead farm was founded in 2008 by Odd Castmar with a clear vision and a written manifesto that set Mjødgård apart from other, as they say, "mead mixers" at the time.

Mjødgård should produce honest mead from local honey, local ingredients, herbs, go through artisanal production, the result of which will be a purely fermented product. Sufficient time should have been left for fermentation and maturation.
Mjødgård meads should have a delicate clean taste, which is given by the honey used, or traditional ingredients.
The production of Mjødgård mead should be sustainable, from local ingredients, gentle on honey.
In Denmark, just like in the Czech Republic and many other countries, honest and unfortunately more expensive mead has to compete with supermarket mead, which only looks like mead, is cheap and mixed in such a way that many people like it. Mjødgård meads gave me a taste and I believe they will appeal to you too.