The Honeymoon Drink

Something Old

Mead is the world’s oldest alcoholic drink, referred to as nectar of the gods, ambrosia, honey wine or honeymoon wine.

It is made from fermented honey and water and dates back as far as 6,000 BC. It has been made and drunk in Ireland at celebrations for centuries.

Something New

From bee to bottle, in 2017, Kinsale Mead Co opened Ireland’s first new Meadery in many years. They handcraft their delicious, light and refreshing mead in small batches from natural ingredients.

Something Borrowed

Mead is known as the honeymoon drink, fermented from honey, it was traditionally drunk at weddings to toast the happy couple. Part of the dowry gifts was enough mead to drink together for the month, or moon-cycle, following the wedding to celebrate the marriage and bring good luck and happiness.

Hence the name 'honeymoon.'

Something Deliciously Different

Atlantic Dry Mead is a traditional style mead made from raw Spanish orange blossom honey and fermented off dry to 12% ABV. Serve chilled or over ice with tonic.

Wild Red Mead is a melomel style mead made from cherries, Wexford blackcurrants and Spanish honey and fermented off dry to 12% ABV. Lovely at room temperature or try topping up with prosecco or sparkling wine.

Hazy Summer Mead is a new, limited edition mead, a six berry celebration of long summer days. Spanish honey muddled with a tumble of ripe berries.  Light and delicious with a beautiful rich pink colour. 11%ABV


Choose Kinsale Mead for your welcome drink or for the wedding toast. Lovely mixed with prosecco or mulled with warming spices for winter receptions.

Your venue or wedding planner can order it in or ask about corkage if you supply it yourselves.

Our miniatures make a lovely, thoughtful wedding favour for the tables. Contact us for box prices.