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Kinsale Mead Gift Box

A beautifully designed tasting set of Kinsale Mead in a gift box, a mead for every occasion. An ideal present, souvenir or treat for the foodie in your life.

Mead curious? This is a fantastic introduction for everyone. A tasting trio of our meads in 50ml miniature bottles presented in a beautiful gift box.

Includes tasting notes for each mead and a short history of mead in Ireland. Magnet opening with illustrations by local artist, Fiona Boniwell from our Mead Map, Tales of Mead and Honey Poster. Contains 3 x50ml dinky miniature bottles, Atlantic Dry Mead, Wild Red Mead and Hazy Summer Mead. 11% to 12% ABV.

Kinsale Wild Forest Honey Whiskey Mead

Wild Forest Honey Mead (12% ABV) is a gorgeous traditional mead fermented from a dark, intense Forest honey from Galicia in Northern Spain and aged in Irish oak whiskey casks from Midleton Distillery in Co Cork. These very special casks had been seasoned with single pot still Irish whiskey. We are thrilled with the final flavours of this very special limited edition release. It’s the very first mead to be aged in Irish whiskey casks. Best served on its own lightly chilled allowing the honey and whiskey notes to linger.

Kinsale Irish Wildflower Mead

This is a very special, limited edition mead made from 100% Irish summer wildflower honey from The Chanting Bee Apiary in West Cork. This honey is a lovely expression of the aromas and flavors of West Cork.

Tasting Notes: This elegant mead is a true expression of a traditional Irish, handcrafted, semi-sweet mead, full of the flavours of the west Cork hedgerows and finished 11% ABV.

Serve: Pale gold in colour, delicate in its finish, it is best served on its own lightly chilled allowing the soft honeyed notes to linger.

Naturally Gluten Free. Low in sulfites.

Kinsale Atlantic Dry Mead – Sauternes Barrel Aged 12% 70cl

A gorgeous 3-year-old traditional mead fermented from orange blossom honey, matured for the last 12 months in a French oak wine barrel to add intriguing structure and depth.
A fine, unique mead with lingering almond and refreshing citrus notes. Enticing with a bright, clean finish and a lovely balance of sweetness and acidity.
All bottles hand numbered and signed.12% ABV 70cl bottle. Naturally Gluten Free

Kinsale Atlantic Dry Mead – White Port Barrel Aged

A gorgeous 3-year-old traditional mead crisp and honeyed, matured for the last 12 months in a Portuguese White Port barrel to add spicy oak depth. 12% ABV.

Tasting Notes:

A rich and peppery, well-balanced mead with a mellow apricot character, rounded with honey and citrus aromas on the finish. Subtle with delicate citrus on the nose, spicy on the palate, lots of honey and amaretto with oak, smooth, stone fruit character and nuttiness resonating on the palate. Finished dry with a lovely balance of sweetness and zesty acidity.

All bottles hand numbered and signed.

Kinsale Wild Red Mead Merlot Barrel Aged

A gorgeous 3 year-old berry mead fermented off dry and silky smooth and matured for the last 12 months in French Merlot wine barrels to add intriguing structure and depth. Off Dry, 12% ABV Winner of Drink of the Year from the Irish Food Writers’ Guild 2021.

Tasting Notes:

An exceptional, unique mead, lively and attractive with a decadent richness. Enticing and warm, juicy with bright red and black fruit flavours from
the Wexford blackcurrants and dark, sweet cherries, well balanced with attractive honey notes from the forest honey and caramel from the Bordeaux oak barrels. A luxurious, smooth texture with a fruity burst that explodes on the palate, soft low tannins and a clean finish.

All bottles hand numbered and signed.

Kinsale Hazy Summer Mead

Kinsale Hazy Summer Mead (11% ABV) is a fabulous, fruity, off-dry berry mead with generous strawberry and raspberry aromas, a lovely burst of summer berries and a smooth, subtle honey finish.

Perfect served lightly chilled on its own or in a sharing jug with ice and frozen berries. Like a glass of summer in any weather. This deliciously light and fruity melomel mead is a refreshing alternative to a light red or rosé wine. It is fermented from pure honey muddled with a tumble of ripe summer berries with almost no sweetness. Popular with cocktail mixers and beer and gin drinkers.

Like Kinsale Mead Co’s other meads, Hazy Summer Mead is made at Ireland’s first meadery in 200 years in the historic and food-loving town of Kinsale on the Wild Atlantic Way in West Cork. The awards came in fast for this intriguing re-imagining of an ancient drink and it has won Gold at Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards and Gold at the International Mazer Cup.

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