English Meads

  1. Friary Mead Liqueur

    Bottle of Friary Mead Liqueur

    Friary Liqueurs make an interesting mead liqueur in their “classic collection”. It is blended with a 3 year old blended Scottish whisky and weighs in at 18% ABV.

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  2. Friary Traditional Mead

    Bottle of Friary Traditional Mead

    This is the pure honey, “traditional” mead offering from Friary Liqueurs. It is 14% ABV and advertises on the label that it is best served chilled or slightly warm, so I guess room temperature is unacceptable.

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  3. Lindisfarne Dark Mead

    Another from the famous Lindisfarne range and this this it’s their “dark” offering. Again, as with all their offerings, this is technical a pyment due to grapes being the original fermentable in the production.

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  4. Lindisfarne Pink Mead

    A pink mead from the well-known Lindisfarne range. This appears to vary from their original Lindisfarne mead by having a hint of orange in the taste and a pink blush colour, presumably from the grape fermentation. As grapes as used — as in all their meads — this is technical a pyment.

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  5. Dragonsbreath: Baldur

    This is a dry style offered by The Lancashire Mead Company from their “Dragonsbreath Artisan Mead” range. Wildflower honey is used more sparingly to leave less sugar behind at the end of the fermentation. This produces a dry mead ideal for those who find some other meads overly sweet.

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  6. Lindisfarne Mead

    Lindisfarne mead is perhaps one of the most well-known in the UK with their own website claiming they have sold over 2,000,000 bottles! It is made by St Aiden’s Winery on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Northumberland.

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  7. Lindisfarne Spiced Mead

    Another classic pyment from Lindisfarne, but this time flavoured with a blend of spices.

    This is apparently the first new mead for half a century as traditionally they produced only their classic variety since the 1960s.

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  8. The London Honey Co.: Long Mynd Heather Honey 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.

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  9. Lyme Bay Tournament Mead

    Another offering from Lyme Bay Winery, this mead is another of the darker styles spiced with ginger. This leads to a warming, comforting mead drink for the colder months of the year. The ginger spices means this is a metheglin rather than a “normal” mead.

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  10. Lyme Bay Traditional Mead

    Lyme Bay Winery in Axminster produces a lot of traditional English drinks including mead, fruit wines and liqueurs. Their traditional mead is perhaps their flagship mead, which sells pretty well due to being stocked at English Heritage gifts shops up and down England.

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