I was greeted with a virtual geyser of fizz on opening this one. Whether warm or chilled, this is a lively cyser (honey cider or mead with apples). This comes from the Manchester-based Zymurgorium “craft” meadery, distillery, brewery and cidery.
The term “cyser” is used to describe any kind of mead made with apples. This can be apple juice introduced early along with honey for the fermentation through to cider being blended with honey or mead.
The London Honey Co. claims to be the first mead producer in London. This mead is perhaps more a cyser with the Kentish apples added to the Shropshire heather honey. The drink is finished with calvados and grape juice making this an interesting drink with aspects of mead, cider and wine.
This mead is strictly a cyser as it is made with Welsh apples and has a typical cider alcoholic strength of 5.5%.