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Atlantic Dry Mead – White Port Barrel Aged Limited Edition

27.95

Atlantic Dry Mead – White Port Barrel Aged (12% ABV) is an alluring 3-year-old traditional mead fermented from orange blossom honey, finished dry, crisp and honeyed, matured for the last 12 months in a French oak wine barrel to add spicy oak depth.

We have just bottled this year’s batch and we’re delighted to release it now for your pleasure. If you want to be the first to hear about our new releases, please subscribe to our email newsletter here. We also share news, recipes, tasting events and cocktails.

A rich and peppery, well balanced mead with a mellow apricot character, rounded with honey and citrus aromatics on the finish. Enjoy this delectable, dry mead lightly chilled.

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

Subtle with delicate citrus on the nose, spicy on the palate, lots of honey and amaretto with oak, smooth, stone fruit character and nuttiness resonating on the palate. A lovely balance of sweetness and zesty acidity.

Our beautiful label was inspired by the story of the “Wild Geese” Irish who emigrated or were exiled in waves from Ireland to the continent at the end of the Jacobite wars. Some settled in France and started 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 port, one of several in Ireland licensed to import wines from the France, Spain, Portugal. The harbour and warehouses were full of barrels of the finest wines, ports and sherries. In a sense, we are completing the circle, bringing those precious barrels back to Ireland.

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.

Food Pairing. This mead shines with food such as smoked salmon crostini, or sushi or sashimi. Great with mushroom pate especially if you add a slug into the mix! For a sweet finish try with vanilla fairy cakes.

Naturally Gluten Free.

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 Barrel Aged Meads are fine for 2 weeks.

Mead Food Pairing

This mead shines with food such as smoked salmon crostini, or sushi and sashimi. Great with mackerel or mushroom pate especially if you add a slug into the mix! For a sweet finish try with vanilla fairy cakes or baked cheesecake.

Delivery

Standard FREE Shipping to anywhere in Ireland is extended for now. Note: We can’t ship out limited edition Meads to the UK except for Northern Ireland. Sorry about that. Full Details page here

Reviews

Their White Port Barrel Aged Atlantic Dry Mead was absolutely stunning – Niall T.

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