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Kinsale Atlantic Dry Mead – Citrus & Crisp Traditional Mead


Kinsale Atlantic Dry Mead (12% ABV) is a delicious, off-dry traditional style mead, beautifully crisp with a lovely citrus honey flavour. Best enjoyed chilled or over ice as a pre-dinner drink. Refreshingly different and definitely intriguing, it’s a great introduction to traditional style meads.

Re-invented and  re-imagined from its ancient form and fermented at our meadery in Kinsale with carefully sourced pure orange blossom honey from the verdant orange groves of southern Spain. As seen on celebrity chef, John Torode’s Ireland on the Food Network. A popular choice or gift for whiskey drinkers and honey lovers.

And of course, since it’s made with pure honey,  it’s Naturally Gluten Free.

Low in sulfites. 70cl bottle.


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.)


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.


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

First class product. Atlantic Dry Mead is my particular favourite, aroma of blossom and taste of the flower through the honey (Mark E.)

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)

I can smell some fresh green olives and white flowers, in Italy we would call it “glicine.” There’s a underlying saltiness to the taste that’s very pleasant (Giovanni, Italy)

I recently purchased a bottle of your Atlantic Dry Mead and I have to say it is excellent. Beautiful flavour and one of the nicest and authentic meads I have had the pleasure of drinking.  (Trevor, Co Galway)


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.

Food Pairing

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.


It certainly has the judges jumping off their chairs with numerous awards to date including the UK Great Taste Award 2 Star (outstanding), Silver Blas na hEireann (Irish Food Awards), Gold medal at International Mazer Cup and Gold at the European Mead Cup.


Traditionele mede, bestaande uit honing, water en gist. Deze Ierse mede heeft een citrus aroma. Is lichtzoet en verfrissend. Heeft een zachte honingafdronk

Dit is een heerlijke traditionele mede bestaande uit Spaanse oranjebloesemhoning en lokaal water, gefermenteerd en gerijpt om te eindigen op 12% ABV en lichtzoet met een charmant bloemig, citroen aroma, een lange hint van honing en bijna ongezoet. Serveer gekoeld of met ijs. We vragen ons af of de zoute lucht van de wilde Atlantische Oceaan na verloop van tijd zijn eigen smaken zal toevoegen.

Winnaar van de gouden medaille in de International Mazer Cup, de zilveren medaille bij de Blas na hEireann Awards en 2 sterren bij de Great Taste Awards.

Puur natuurlijke ingrediënten. Laag sulfietgehalte. Glutenvrij.


Il s’agit d’un délicieux hydromel traditionnel à base de miel de fleur d’oranger espagnol, fermenté et mûri pour finir à 12% ABV et demi-sec avec un charmant arôme floral de citron, une longue pointe de miel et presque pas sucré.

Servir frais ou avec des glaҫons Nous nous demandons si, au fil du temps, l’air salé de l’Atlantique sauvage ajoutera ses propres saveurs.

Gagnant de la médaille d’or en International Mazer Cup, la médaille d’argent aux Blas na hEireann Awards, et 2 étoile aux Great Taste Awards.


Ein köstlicher traditioneller Met, hergestellt aus rohem spanischen Orangenblütenhonig und lokalem Innishannon Wasser, fermentiert und gereift mit 12% Vol. Alk. Trocken am Gaumen mit feinen, blumigen Zitrusaromen und einem lang anhaltenden Honigbouquet  fast ohne Süße. Kühl oder auf Eis geniessen. Vielleicht ist es ja die saltzige Meeresluft vom wilden Atlantik, die unserem Met im Laufe der Zeit diesen ganz eigenen und erlesenen Geschmack verleiht.

Goldmedaillengewinner im Internationalen Mazer Cup 2018, Silbermedaillengewinner in den Blas na hEireann Awards in 2018, und 2 Sterne beim Great Taste Preis in 2019.

Servieren Sie ihn leicht gekühlt oder auf Eis für ein erfrischendes Honiggetränk mit trockener Zitrusnote anstatt Süße.


Tradycyjny miód pitny ze starannie wyselekcjonowanego czystego miodu z kwiatów pomarańczy. Okres dojrzewania: 1 rok, niewytrawny, obj. alk. 12%.

Orzeźwiający, o lekkim zapachu kwiatów cytrusowych i długim finiszu z wyczuwalną nutą miodu, prawie pozbawiony słodyczy.

Do posiłku:

Idealny do prażonych orzechów, owoców morza, oliwek lub słonego sera koziego. Pasuje do tarty cytrynowej lub panna cotta na maślance.

Miód Kinsale

Nasze wielokrotnie nagradzane miody pitne są uznawane za jedne z najlepszych na świecie. Głębię ich smaków uzyskujemy w wyniku fermentacji starannie wyselekcjonowanego czystego miodu i dojrzałych owoców jagodowych. Nasze miody powstają na kanwie współczesnej, udoskonalonej sztuki miodosytnictwa i charakteryzują się zaskakująco różnorodnym i wszechstronnym zastosowaniem. Mogą być podawane samodzielnie lub jako wyborna alternatywa dla wina do posiłku, lub też jako składnik kojących zmysły koktajli.

Naturalnie bezglutenowe. Niska zawartość siarczynów.


Este es un delicioso mead tradicional, hecho con miel de azahar española cruda de Valencia y agua local de Inishannon, fermentada y madurada para terminar con un 12% de ABV y seca con un aroma floral, cítrico, un largo y persistente toque de miel y casi sin dulzura. Servir frío o con hielo. Nos preguntamos si con el tiempo el aire salado del Atlántico salvaje agregará sus propios sabores únicos.

Ganador de la medalla de oro en 2018 Internacional Mazer Cup, la medalla de plata en los premios Blas na hEireann 2018, y 2 estrellas en los premios Great Taste en 2019.


Si tratta di un delizioso idromele tradizionale, a base di miele di Zagara spagnolo originario di Valencia e acqua locale di Innishannon, fermentato e invecchiato fino al raggiungimento dei 12% di ABV (Alcohol By Volume), risulta secco con un bel aroma floreale e agrumato, con un intenso sentore di miele ma privo di dolcezza. Servire freddo o con ghiaccio.

Chissà se con il tempo l’aria salmastra dell’Atlantico selvaggio lo arricchirà dei suoi sapori unici.

Vincitore della medaglia d’oro nel 2018 all’International Mazer Cup, vincitore della medaglia d’argento nel 2018 al Blas na hEireann Awards e nel 2019 ha ottenuto due stelle al Great Taste Award.


Medovina má krásné květinové aroma a dlouhý, přetrvávající nádech medu téměř bez sladkosti; dokonalé spojení jídla se slanými předkrmy, jako jsou olivy, slané ořechy nebo mořské plody. Nebo zkuste spárovat s citronovým koláčem. Osvěžující, odlišná a rozhodně zajímavá, je to skvělý úvod do tradičních medovin. Medovina Kinsale Atlantic Dry byla znovu objevena a přepracována ze své starověké formy a fermentována v medovinařství v Kinsale s pečlivě získaným čistým medem z pomerančových květů ze zelených pomerančových hájů jižního Španělska. Oblíbená volba nebo dárek pro milovníky whisky a medu.
Rozhodně to přimělo porotce, kteří vyskočili ze židle, a to díky mnoha dosavadním oceněním.

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