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Barrel Aged Mead Set – all Three Limited Editions

89.75

The Kinsale Mead Barrel Aged Mead Set contains three bottles of our award-winning, barrel aged mead. A wonderfully diverse set of all our barrel matured meads altogether in one box. Satisfy your mead curiosity and try them all or give as a wonderful gift. with FREE SHIPPING in Ireland, you’re saving 5% if you buy them all together. As seen on celebrity TV chef, John Torode’s Ireland.

Wild Red Mead – Merlot Barrel Aged (12% ABV) is a gorgeous 3 year-old berry mead fermented off dry and silky smooth and matured for the last 12 months in French Merlot wine barrels to add intriguing structure and depth. An exceptional, unique mead, a lively, attractive drink with a decadent richness. Drink of the Year from the Irish Food Writers’ Guild in 2021. Enticing and warm, juicy with bright red and black fruit flavours from the Wexford blackcurrants and dark, sweet cherries. A luxurious, smooth texture with a fruity burst that explodes on the palate, soft low tannins and a clean finish. Delicious served at room temperature on its own or with fine food.

Atlantic Dry Mead – White Port Barrel Aged (12% ABV) is an alluring 3-year-old traditional mead fermented from orange blossom honey, finished crisp and honeyed, matured for the last 12 months in an oak port barrel to add spicy oak depth. A rich and peppery, well balanced mead with a mellow apricot character, rounded with honey and citrus aromatics on the finish. Enjoy this delectable, mead lightly chilled.

Atlantic Dry Mead – Sauternes Barrel Aged (12% ABV) is a gorgeous 3-year-old traditional mead fermented from orange blossom honey, finished silky and honeyed, matured for the last 12 months in French oak wine barrels to add intriguing structure and depth. A fine, unique mead with lingering almond, refreshing citrus and honey notes. Enticing with a bright clean finish and a lovely balance of sweetness and acidity. There’s an initial burst of honey at first, very refreshing, followed by the subtle almond and florals such as honeysuckle and white acacia flowers. Like summertime on the Mediterranean coast. Enjoy this delicious mead lightly 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. These are meads you’ll want to come back to again and again. All bottles hand numbered and signed. Naturally Gluten Free.

If you would prefer to substitute one bottle for another, just put a note on the order shipping note and we’ll sort it out.

Delivery

Flat Rate Delivery charge to anywhere in Ireland is €7.95, and to the Northern Ireland 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.

Note: We can’t ship out limited edition meads or merchandise to the UK except for Northern Ireland. Sorry about that. Full Details page here also lists some suppliers who can ship mead abroad, including to the USA.

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. UPS rates €20.45 to €25.50. Delivery takes up to 14 days for Europe. Deliveries are best try. Whilst we try to maintain a very high standard of service there is always an element of risk in sending alcohol overseas.

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.

Prices and Gifting

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

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 Barrel Aged Meads are fine for up to 4 weeks before the flavour starts to change.

Mead Food Pairing

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.

Atlantic Dry Mead – White Port Barrel Aged 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.

Atlantic Dry Mead – Sauternes Barrel Aged 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.

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.

Reviews

Kinsale Mead Co has upped its impressive game another notch with its latest limited-edition release. Based on forest honey fermented with blackcurrants and black cherries, Wild Red Mead – Merlot Barrel Aged is aged for two years, plus one in ex-Merlot barrels. At 12% with generous fruit character and a zingy, off dry finish, it can be enjoyed like a light red wine with charcuterie or salty cheese. – Aoife Carrigy – Irish Independent

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

Atlantic Dry Mead – Sauternes Barrel Aged: 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)

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