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Kinsale Irish Wildflower Mead

38.00

Out of stock

This is a very special, limited edition mead made from 100% Irish summer wildflower honey from The Chanting Bee Apiary in West Cork. This honey is a lovely expression of the aromas and flavours of West Cork. It will transport you to our local countryside with one sip. Our honeybees roam and forage the hedgerows and blossoms, pollinating and collecting the nectar from hawthorn, wild clover and white blackberry blossom. As seen on celebrity chef, John Torode’s Ireland on the Food Network.

Note: This mead is now out of stock. If you would like to join the waitlist for 2023 batch of Irish Wildflower Mead, please enter your details here.

We sourced beautiful Wildflower Honey from our beekeeper, Paul Kelly at the end of August 2021 and this new release was bottled at Easter. Each year the nectar sources blossom at different times and in different quantities and the resultant honey is subtly different. So this vintage 2022 is subtly different from our previous vintages. Our first vintage was the first Irish mead made commercially from Irish honey in 200 years.

Tasting Notes: This elegant mead is a true expression of a traditional Irish, handcrafted, semi-sweet mead, full of the flavours of the west Cork hedgerows and finished 11% ABV.

Serve: Pale gold in colour, delicate in its finish, it is best served on its own lightly chilled allowing the soft honeyed notes to linger.

Awards: Silver medal at Blas na hEireann 2020

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

Note: Only available to ship to Irish addresses including Northern Ireland.

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Customer Reviews

This Irish Wildflower is something else. I find the taste to be lovely and very much honey. I feel as though I could drink the Irish Wildflower like water. That’s why I’m buying more bottles and I wrote this to ask you to please make more like this one. Here’s hoping you expand and strengthen the Irish Honey industry and all that comes with it. Support Irish Business and Support Irish Bees. Can’t get much better. (John B)

Great Irish Meads, highly recommend trying if you’ve never had Mead before, the Irish Wildflower Mead is fantastic, beautifully sweet with floral flavours (Gaelan M)

Wildflower mead is just like you are drinking flowers dipped in honey. Magnificent endeavour. I must confess I’m in love with these meads of yours. I will highly recommend it to all my friends as a mild refreshing drink. (Lina M)

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 Wildflower Mead keeps for at least a month  if there’s any left by then, as it is semi-sweet.

Mead Food Pairing

This semi-sweet mead shines with food such as Feta-style goat’s cheese, honeyed baklava, a creamy crème brulée or baked New York cheesecake or just as an after dinner sipping.

Delivery

Flat Rate Delivery charge to anywhere in Ireland is €6.95, Special Low Rate €5 for autumn, and to the UK including Northern Ireland is £5.95 £5 for autumn. FREE Shipping for orders over €80/£75 or 4 bottles. We are trialing a UPS Guaranteed Next Working Day Delivery.

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

Deutsch

Ein streng limitierter irischer Met, der nur in unserer Metsiederei oder Online erhältlich ist. Hergestellt aus 100% Sommerwildblütenhonig, der in der Chanting Bee Imkerei von Paul Kelly in Ring in West Cork gewonnen wird. Dieser elegante Met wird zu einer zarten Süße fermentiert um die Aromen von Hagedorn, Wildklee, weisser Brombeerblüte und irischem Klee in West Cork widerzugeben.

Italiano

Un idromele irlandese in edizione limitata, offerto solo in vineria ed online. Realizzato con il 100% di miele di fiori di campo estivi dall’apiario The Chanting Bee a Ring in West Cork. Questo elegante idromele viene fatto fermentare così da avere una dolcezza delicata per esaltare i deliziosi aromi del West Cork di biancospino, trifoglio selvatico, fiore di mora bianca e trifoglio.

Francais

Un mead irlandais en réserve spéciale, uniquement offert à la meadery. Fabriqué avec 100% du miel de fleurs des champs été de The Chanting Bee Apiary in Ring à West Cork. Cet mead élégant est fermenté à une délicatement doux pour faire ressortir une belle expression des arômes de West Cork de l’aubépine tardive, trèfle, fleur de mûre blanche et noyer. La médaille d’argent aux Blas na hEireann Awards

Espagnol

Un mead irlandés de edición limitada, solo se ofrece en el meadery y en línea. Hecho con 100% miel de flores silvestres verano de The Chanting Bee Apiary en Ring en West Cork. Este elegante aguamiel es fermentado con delicada dulzura para sacar a relucir una expresión encantadora de aromas de West Cork de espino, trébol silvestres, flor de zarzamora blanca y shamrock.

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