Summer is here (kinda!) Time for Hazy Summer Mead*
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Irish Wildflower Mead

39.95

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 orchards, pollinating and collecting nectar from white blackberry, clover and hawthorn blossoms.

We sourced the honey from beekeeper, Paul Kelly (of the Kelly Family) last August. This new release was matured over the winter in the meadery until April. The nectar sources blossom at different times and in different quantities and the resultant honey has a complexity of flavours, subtly different year to year.

Tasting Notes: This year’s elegant mead tastes predominantly of the hawthorn nectar with notes of cantaloupe melon, vanilla and a hint of pear and mint. Wonderfully delicious and finished semi-sweet 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.

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

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

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 (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.)

GB

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.

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. 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

Kinsale Mead Company has done an excellent job of redefining mead for our age, and showing that it can hold its own as an alternative to chilled wine…a treat worth tracking down (Aoife Carrigy, Irish Independent)

This Irish Wildflower is something else. I find the taste to be lovely and very much of 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 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.

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.

Awards

Silver medal at Blas na hEireann and 1 star Great Taste Award

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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