Refreshingly different makers of delicious meads and Ireland’s first new meadery in 200 years


Kinsale Mead Co.

Welcome to Kinsale Mead Co, makers of delicious refreshing meads and Ireland's first meadery in nearly 200 years and located in the heart of Kinsale, one of Ireland’s most beautiful, diverse and welcoming places. ​

What Is Mead?

Mead (Miodh in Irish) is world’s oldest alcoholic drink, unique in that its primary ingredient is honey but also incredibly diverse – it can range from dry to very sweet, which may surprise   you when you think of honey as its primary ingredient.

Our Meads

Atlantic Dry Mead

A delicious, off-dry traditional style mead, beautifully crisp with a lovely floral, citrus flavour and long lingering hint of honey with almost no sweetness. Matured to finish at 12% ABV. 2 star Great Taste Award

Wild Red Mead

A gorgeous melomel mead fermented off-dry with Wexford blackcurrants, dark cherries and spanish honey. The result is an amazingly enticing drink with a beautiful, rich colour. 12% ABV. Gold Award at Blas na hEireann

Hazy Summer Mead

A fabulous, fruity, off-dry berry mead with generous strawberry and raspberry aromas, a lovely burst of summer berries and a smooth, subtle honey finish. Ireland’s answer to Pimms! 11% ABV. Gold Medal at the International Mazer Cup

Kate and Denis Dempsey Kinsale Mead

Proudly independent

Kinsale Mead Co was founded by Kate and Denis Dempsey in 2016 to rediscover the ancient art of mead making and to create world-class range of delicious, refreshing meads. They lovingly hand-craft each batch with care and passion and source the best natural ingredients.

"Our family run meadery is located in Kinsale, within range of the salty air and a short walk from the harbour and town centre. Come and visit us, learn about how we make our mead, learn about its old and diverse history, the wonderful world of honey and bees and sample some of our award-winning meads."