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Atlantic Dry Mead – Sauternes Barrel Aged Limited Edition

31.75

Atlantic Dry Mead – Sauternes Barrel Aged (12% ABV) is a gorgeous 3-year-old traditional mead fermented from orange blossom honey, matured for the last 12 months in a French oak wine barrel to add intriguing structure and depth. A fine, unique mead with lingering almond and refreshing citrus notes. Enticing with a bright, clean finish and a lovely balance of sweetness and acidity.  As seen on celebrity chef, John Torode’s Ireland on the Food Network.

An initial burst of honey, very refreshing, followed by the subtle marzipan and florals such as honeysuckle and white acacia flowers. A lovely subtle vanilla and oak finish lingers. Like summertime on the Mediterranean coast. Enjoy this delicious mead chilled.

Note: We can’t ship our limited edition, barrel aged meads to the UK except for Northern Ireland at the moment.

Share a bottle with friends and family. This is a mead you’ll want to come back to again and again.

All bottles hand numbered and signed. Naturally Gluten Free.

Delivery

Flat Rate Delivery charge to anywhere in Ireland is €7.95, and to the UK is £7.50. FREE Shipping for orders over €90/£85 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.)

European orders can take up to 14 days so order early. Full Details page here. Includes some links to shops who can ship to many parts of the world. UPS rates between €20.45 and €25.50.

Delivery Ireland:

We have a UPS Express Delivery which usually arrives the next working day (but can be slower at peak periods.)

GB

All GB orders are shipped from our warehouse in Cambridgeshire with DPD and usually arrive the next working day (but can be slower at peak periods.)

Note: We can’t ship out Limited Edition Meads or merchandise to the UK except for Northern Ireland at the moment. Sorry about that.

Europe and rest of the world

We can deliver to some European countries including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden. 

The lovely people at Celtic Whiskey Shop in Dublin, Irish Malts in Cork and Master of Malt in the UK ship to many countries worldwide including some USA states, Australia and New Zealand.

Mead deliveries must be signed for and you must be over 18 years old.

Messages

You can add a message to us to or to appear on your delivery docket on the Order notes at the bottom of the Checkout Page. Great for gifting!

Prices and Gifting

Note we do not include and prices on the delivery docket included with the shipment so great for gifts.

Customer Reviews

Floral and scented with layers of honey, toasted nuts and citrus peel. Intriguing and delicious. Try with strong cheeses – it would be great with blue cheese (John Wilson – Irish Times)

Storage

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.

The Wildflower Mead keeps longer than the others as it’s semi-sweet. Up to 4 weeks if there’s any left by then. Similar for the Barrel Aged and Cask Aged Meads.

Mead Food Pairing

Desserts such almond or lemon tart, posset or cheesecake pair well. For savoury pairings consider Durrus or Gubbeen cheeses or a herb-roasted chicken dish.

History

Our beautiful label was inspired by the story of the “Wild Geese” Irish who emigrated in waves from Ireland to the continent at the end of the Jacobite wars and settled in France to start trading and making wine. Today, in Bordeaux, you can find the names of those resilient Irish emigrants on the streets and vineyards of the region – Lynch, Barton, Boyd, Phelan – alongside other trading connections to the wine ports of Ireland.

Kinsale in 18th century was a thriving wine port, importing barrels from the France, Spain, Portugal. The harbour and warehouses were full of the finest wines, ports and sherries. In a sense, we are completing the circle, bringing those precious barrels back to Ireland.

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