Lancashire Mead Company

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  • To find us as you have, you have become a traveller, a seeker. One who has been searching for a True Mead, just as I was back in 2008. Since then it has been a journey of discovery, of trial and of (occasionally) error. Now it seems we have found each other, through a quest for the Golden Nektar. Have you been watching Game of Thrones or The Vikings, well settle yourself down and wander through our maze of amazing meads. The Lancashire Mead Company are one of the very few Mead producers that do not put Honey in White Wine and call it Mead. The Honey MUST be fermented to be worthy of the name Mead!!

     

    So let me introduce myself. I am Gordon, but known to many as Hawky. I am, currently, an Ovate with The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. My journey in the search for the Golden Nektar really started in 2007 when I helped prepare a batch of Mead in a cottage in the woods near Chorley, Lancashire. This batch mysteriously went missing well before it was ready. The following year I decided to have go myself and over the next 5 years, experimented with different Honeys and Yeasts, increasing batch sizes & filtration methods. In 2012, I started to make plans to set up the Meadery, then in 2013 I gave up driving Trucks and made the final preparations. In October 2013, I found suitable premises and made my application to HMRC for a License to Manufacture, which was granted on November 26th.

     

    Philosophy

     

    In line with my spiritual beliefs, I wanted to keep my Mead as natural as possible. This means that there are no chemical additions throughout the whole process, with the exception of the Yeast Nutrients which are digested along with the Sugars in the Honey during fermentation. I do not use “Fermentation Stoppers” or “Stabilisers”, the yeast naturally dies off and sediments without the aid of any finings, which makes my products “Suitable for Vegetarians”. The final stage is to filter the Mead to give a Crystal Clear finish, this is done by passing through Sheet Paper Filters down to approximately 0.3microns. Each bottle is filled, capped and labelled individually and manually, the product is as handmade as is feasibly possible. I use a hand-held Paddle Mixer, a pump/filter, a vacuum assisted bottling machine only. I do not use energy hungry fermentation temperature control equipment at all.

     

    What you get from The Lancashire Mead Company is a Mead made with the Home Brewers ethics, without the wait.

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