Sweet mead with taste of forest honey filled in 10 litres plastic barrel.
In the dense forests you can feel the tempting smell of pine needles. Buzzing of the bees indicates that skills and abilities of mead producers reshape mountain honeydew honey to Old Slavic dark mead. Original recipes and love of nature are the reasons why every gourmet will appreciate the uniqueness and exquisite taste of this drink.
Old Slavic dark mead is pure natural honey wine made according to the original recipe of forest honeydew honey. It is honey that comes from areas of coniferous and deciduous forest in Slovakia. This mead is intended for its delicacy to gourmets who know and appreciate the exceptional flavour of honeydew honey fermented into mead.
Best to be enjoyed slowly from the long-stemmed glasses, cooled down to 12-16 °C. Can be also drank hot, heated to 55-60 °C.
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 is made by fermenting honey and water without any other ingrediences. It keeps its original honey flavour and taste.
Type of honey
Mead from forest honeydew
Forest honey mead
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.
This mead is suitable for heating, but we recommend always keeping the maximum heating temperature to approx. 50-55 ° C. At higher temperatures, the precious components of honey could be damaged. For heating, we recommend sweeter and more pronounced mead, especially those with the addition of spices or herbs, the aroma of which pleasantly emerges when heated. However, you can taste the mead according to your wishes, as well as mulled wine.
Apimed is one of the largest meaderies in Slovakia. Their meads have won numerous global awards, including the "Best mead in the world" in 2015.