Once the nectar of the Gods and Goddesses, honey wine is now available to mortals with discerning taste. Made from the highest quality honey, Bartholomew’s mead is a light mead with lovely floral aromas and delicate flavours.
The Welsh word for mead is medd, and the word “metheglin” derives from meddyglyn, a compound of meddyg, “healing” + llyn, “liquor”. As this name indicates many metheglins were originally employed as folk medicines by the Celts.
This is metheglin consists of a traditional honey fermented mead spiced with ginger, cinnamon, cloves and rosemary. As a result it has a rich, spicy aroma on the nose which is beautifully married with the honey to produce a superb mead. This mead is ready to drink now, or can cellar for several years.
This mead is best paired with cheese and fruit. It is also versatile as it can be enjoyed chilled or warmed (think mulled wine). If serving warm on a winters night, warm the metheglin like milk (and do not boil). To enhance the flavours, serve in a white wine glass with smaller rim.
The making and drinking of mead is an ancient tradition. Considered the giver of life, wisdom, courage and strength, mead was the traditional honeymoon drink, consumed during the moon-long celebrations following the wedding.
Made with raw honey and pure Denmark rainwater
Product of Australia
Flavour: Ginger, Cinnamon, Cloves and Rosemary
Standard Drinks: 7.1