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Kinsale Mead Collection – Four bottles of Irish Mead

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Introducing The Kinsale Mead Collection, four bottles of our best-selling Kinsale Meads including our limited edition, Merlot Barrel Aged Wild Red Mead. A premium collection of our complete range of award-winning, delicious Irish Mead. Treat yourself and satisfy your curiosity. Plus you’re saving 6% if you buy them all together and we’ve added FREE SHIPPING.

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

Wild Red Mead – Merlot Barrel Aged (12% ABV) an exceptional, unique mead, a lively, attractive drink with a decadent richness. 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. Delicious served at room temperature on its own or with fine food. We were over the moon when this mead won the Drink of the Year from the Irish Food Writers’ Guild in 2021.

Kinsale Atlantic Dry Mead (12% ABV) is a delicious, off-dry traditional style mead with a lovely citrus honey flavour. Best enjoyed lightly chilled or over ice for a refreshing, crisp drink with longer lingering hints of orange blossom honey and  almost no sweetness. Refreshingly different, it’s a great introduction to traditional style meads. A popular choice for whiskey drinkers.

Kinsale Wild Red Mead (12% ABV) is a gorgeous melomel mead fermented off-dry with Wexford blackcurrants, dark cherries and raw honey. The result is an amazingly enticing drink with a beautiful, rich colour. The Irish blackcurrants are beautifully balanced with the dark cherries, tempered over the hint of honey and matured to a very smooth finish. Wine drinkers love its silky smooth finish.

Kinsale Hazy Summer Mead (11% ABV) is a fabulous, fruity, off-dry berry mead with generous strawberry and raspberry aromas, a lovely burst of summer berries and a smooth, subtle honey finish. Serve lightly chilled or over ice or try in a sharing jug with frozen berries to keep it cool. Raw honey muddled with a tumble of ripe summer berries. Lovely for craft beer and gin drinkers.

All gluten free, low in sulfites, 70cl bottles and deliciously different.

Customer Reviews

Wild Red Mead – Merlot Barrel Aged: This pours like aged Saint-Émilion in the glass with a garnet centre and brick-coloured rim. Light dark cherry aromas with distinct honeyed notes in the background, sweet red and black fruits on the palate with a crisp (almost tart) cherry finish and lingering subtle soft honey and raspberry notes. Quite delicious and rather fascinating. – Leslie Williams – Irish Examiner

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

Wild Red Mead: Not only a beautiful beverage but also top notch customer service. Big thanks to Kinsale Mead Co for providing me with this little bottle of joy! (Malwina T.)

Hazy Summer Mead: It’s beautiful! Perfect on its own or in lots of different cocktails! Also great with prosecco for a summery party drink (Sinéad S.)

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 Barrel Aged Meads are fine for 3-4 weeks.

Mead Food Pairing

Wild Red Mead – Merlot Barrel Aged shines with food such as roast rack of lamb and rosemary or mushroom pâté on thin cut toast, Prosciutto or Palma ham or artisan mini sausages or chipolatas.

Atlantic Dry Mead is 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.

Wild Red Mead: Great with Italian dishes with a rich tomato sauce or with medieval feast dishes such as roast duck or venison as well as sticky barbecue ribs, sausages and black pudding. Lovely with strong cheeses or good quality chocolate. We love it with Chocolate brownies too and Christmas goodies like mince pies, Christmas cake and pudding.

Hazy Summer Mead pairs beautifully with spicy chicken wings, a mild Thai red curry or spicy bean stew. Try a light summer salad with raspberry vinaigrette or honey glazed ham and your Christmas Turkey. For dessert we love it with berry pavlova or poured over vanilla ice cream.

Delivery

Standard Shipping charge to anywhere in Ireland is FREE for 3 or more bottles.

Note: We can’t ship out limited edition Meads to the UK except for Northern Ireland at the moment. Sorry about that. Full Details page here

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