Kinsale Mead Company

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Commercial Meadery Category: Commercial MeaderiesCommercial Meadery Tags: ireland, irish mead, irish meadery, irish meads, kinsale, and kinsale mead

  • We are in located in the heart of Kinsale, one of Ireland’s most beautiful, diverse and welcoming places.


    Mead is the oldest alcoholic drink in the world, unique in that its primary ingredient is honey but also incredibly diverse – it can range from dry to very sweet, which may surprise many of you when you think of honey as its primary ingredient.


    Traditional meads are usually made with honey from a single floral source. Melomels are meads made with honey and fruit. Metheglins are meads with honey, herbs and spices. The inspiration for our meads comes from sourcing ingredients from our local environment as well as reflecting on the rich tapestry of trading and maritime history in Kinsale and its location in West Cork at the start of the Wild Atlantic Way.


    Our Atlantic Dry Mead is a traditional mead type with a refreshing citrus orange honey flavour. Its primary ingredient is raw Spanish orange blossom honey from southern Spain. Kinsale’s history is of course uniquely linked to Spain and the battle of Kinsale in 1601. This mead is best served chilled, or over ice or with tonic water and a thin slice of orange. Atlantic Dry Mead is lovely with olives, herby pasta dishes or with a dessert like raspberry and white chocolate tart.


    Our Wild Red Mead is a melomel or fruit mead type, made from a Spanish dark forest honey, tart blackcurrants and sweet cherries to produce a zesty fruity aroma and long finish, perfect to have chilled or at room temperature. This Wild Red Mead also pairs very well with a cold meat platter, cheese board or sticky barbequed ribs.


    Our Irish mead is lovingly hand crafted at our meadery in Kinsale, Ireland, within range of the salty air and a short walk from the harbour and town centre. Come and visit us soon, learn about how we make our mead, its ancient and diverse history, the wonderful world of honey and bees and sample some of our delicious meads.

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