We founded Kinsale Mead Co 3 years ago to rediscover the ancient art of mead making and create a world class range of Irish meads made in West Cork. Mead is believed to be the world’s oldest alcohol fermented from honey; its origins in Ireland go back to the 5th century.
Our traditional-style Atlantic Dry Mead is crisp and citrus rather than sweet, made from raw orange blossom honey, water and yeast. Last year it was one of only six Irish products awarded a 2 star Great Taste Award from the Guild of Fine Foods, the Oscars of the food and drink producers world. We make two melomel styles, which involves fermenting honey with berries. For our Wild Red Mead, we ferment forest honey with tart Wexford blackcurrants and sweet dark cherries and the Hazy Summer Mead uses six ripe summer berries.
Shipping all over Ireland, our awards also include Blas na hEireann Gold and Gold at the International Mazer Cup, the world cup of mead so we are very proud to be able to say that we are making world class meads from our meadery in Kinsale. All our meads are all naturally gluten-free as well as low in sulphites.
Light and refreshing, the meads are delectably fruity and refreshingly off dry, 12% ABV so wine-strength, delicious with food or on their own or wonderful in a mead cocktail.