TOMKA Company is the oldest producer of mead in Slovakia. During the long period of maturation in oak barrels in a 300 years old cellar in the town of Nitra, the mead gains the typical bitter-sweet flavour.
TOMKA Company is the oldest producer of mead in Slovakia. Their mead has been produced by the traditional process of fermentation of honey dissolved in water, with no added distillates, and no herb or fruit ingredients. The quality honey sufficiently endows the beverage with a beautiful amber colour and sweet aroma. During the long period of maturation in oak barrels in a 300 years old cellar in the town of Nitra, the mead gains the typical bitter-sweet flavour.
Traditional Slovak mead, made from water and 4 types of honey using traditional fermentation process. Its characteristic bitter-sweet taste is formed during the two year maturation in oak barrels in mead cellar.
Best to be enjoyed slowly from the long-stemmed glasses, cooled down to 12-16 °C. Can be also drank hot, heated to 50-55 °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.
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.
Traditional slovak meadeary.