Another metheglin (or spiced mead) from Friary Liqueurs with a Christmas theme. This one is not listed on Friary’s own website, so either I’m getting hold of rare stock or this one is no longer produced.
Christmas is the best time of year for food and drink lovers. Not only does the festive season bring a good excuse to spend more on a wider variety of foods and beverages, but the approach of the Winter nights draws more of us inside with family and friends. What better way to get through the Winter than with warm, comforting food and sharing a variety of drinks with friends?
Mead serves well as a dessert wine as well as a drink on its own, so it clearly perfect after Christmas dinner or for any Christmas party. It is at Christmas time though where a sweet, spiced metheglin comes into its own.
Christmas is widely associated with sweet treats and sweet spices such as cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg, so it should be no surprise that many mead producers market some form of “Christmas mead” where they have made a metheglin flavoured with these precise spices.
The meads below are any produced that are labelled explicitly as a “Christmas mead” as opposed to just any metheglin. This normally shows a bias towards the Christmas spices and they might be the best pairings with your Christmas pudding this year!