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Dark Forest Mead aged in Whiskey Casks from Midleton Distillery


Dark Forest Honey Mead (12% ABV) is a gorgeous traditional mead fermented from a dark, smoky forest honey from Galicia in Northern Spain and aged in a carefully selected American oak whiskey cask from Midleton Distillery in Co Cork. This cask had been seasoned with single pot still Irish whiskey. We adore the final flavours of this very special, initial single cask release.

Tasting Notes: Finished semi sweet with enticing whiskey aromas, baked apple, coconut and vanilla notes, lingering peach and vanilla finish.

Serve: Best served on its own lightly chilled allowing the honey and whiskey notes to linger.

Naturally Gluten Free. Low in sulfites. 70cl bottle.

Note: Not available to ship to UK addresses except for Northern Ireland.


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 Whiskey cask aged mead keeps for at least a month, if there’s any left by then.


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.


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.

Mead Food Pairing

Try a coconut and chocolate cake, vanilla fudge or cheese scones to accompany this semi-sweet mead or just as an after dinner sharing.

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