Mead Mix – Choose 6 Bottles of Kinsale Mead
Kinsale Irish Mead Hamper of Six bottles of our award-winning Kinsale Meads. Quench your thirst, satisfy your curiosity, invite your friends along and try them all. Choose your favourite or even give as a fantastic gift for someone very special. You’re saving nearly 10% if you buy them by the case and we offer FREE SHIPPING in Ireland and the UK. As seen on celebrity chef, John Torode’s Ireland on the Food Network.
The order contains 2 bottles of each. If you would prefer to substitute one bottle for another, just put a note on the order note at check out and we’ll sort it out. Note: The Limited Edition Meads such as Wildflower Mead are not included in this mix.
2 x Kinsale Atlantic Dry Mead (12% ABV) is a delicious, off-dry traditional style mead, beautifully crisp with a lovely citrus honey flavour. Best enjoyed lightly chilled or over ice as a pre-dinner drink. It has lovely citrus floral aromas and longer lingering hints of honey with almost no sweetness. Refreshingly different and definitely intriguing, it’s a great introduction to traditional style meads and popular with whiskey lovers.
2 x Kinsale Wild Red Mead (12% ABV) is a gorgeous melomel mead fermented off-dry with Wexford blackcurrants, dark cherries and raw honey. The result is an amazingly enticing drink with a beautiful, rich colour. The Irish blackcurrants are beautifully balanced with the dark cherries, tempered over the hint of honey and matured to a very smooth finish. With low tannins, this is the best choice for wine lovers.
2 x Kinsale Hazy Summer Mead (11% ABV) is 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. Perfect served lightly chilled on its own or in a sharing jug with ice and berries. It is fermented from raw honey muddled with a tumble of ripe summer berries with almost no sweetness. Enjoyed by craft drinks lovers especially gin and fruity beers.
All gluten free, low in sulfites, 70cl bottles and refreshingly different.
Atlantic Dry Mead: Very seductive, subtle flavours of honey and citrus with a lovely clean finish, very enjoyable with firm cheeses – Comte, Cais na Tire (John Wilson – Irish Times)
Wild Red Mead: Nice acidity on this one, cleans the palate and wants you to drink more (Giovanni, Italy)
Hazy Summer Mead: Generous fruit character and a zingy off-dry finish, enjoy like a light wine with charcuterie or salted cheese (Aoife Carrigy – Irish Independent)
Flat Rate Delivery charge to anywhere in Ireland is €7.95, and to the UK including Northern Ireland is £6. FREE Shipping for orders over €80/£75 or 4 bottles. We have a UPS Express Delivery which usually is delivered the next working day but may all be slower in peak periods. Full Details page here
All GB orders are shipped from our warehouse in the GB with DPD usually delivered the next working day but may be slower in peak periods..
Store the bottles similar to wine, upright in a cool place away from direct sunlight and they should keep for at least two years.
Once opened, store the bottles upright in the fridge. If you have one of those vacuum pump wine bottle closures that pump out the oxygen, all the better. After that the flavour starts to change a little as the air gets to it. Good to drink still or use in cocktails or cooking.
The Atlantic Dry Mead starts to change in flavour after 7 days. The Wild Red Mead and the Hazy Summer Mead are fine for 2 weeks as there are more natural preservatives from the skins. Then they become more port-like.
Atlantic Dry Mead is lovely with salty snacks such as olives, roasted nuts, seafood or artisan crisps. Try poaching scallops with a creamy mead sauce or try it with chicken in black bean sauce. For desserts, it’s lovely raspberry and white chocolate sponge, poached fruit such as plums or nectarines or goats cheese.
Wild Red Mead: Great with Italian dishes with a rich tomato sauce or with medieval feast dishes such as roast duck or venison as well as sticky barbecue ribs, sausages and black pudding. Lovely with strong cheeses or good quality chocolate. We love it with Chocolate brownies too and Christmas goodies like mince pies, Christmas cake and pudding.
Hazy Summer Mead pairs beautifully with spicy chicken wings, a mild Thai red curry or spicy bean stew. Try a light summer salad with raspberry vinaigrette or honey glazed ham and your Christmas Turkey. For dessert we love it with berry pavlova or poured over vanilla ice cream.
Wild Red Mead – Merlot Barrel Aged shines with food such as roast rack of lamb and rosemary, a rich nut roast or pâté on thin cut toast, Prosciutto or Palma ham or artisan mini sausages or chipolatas.