The most famous mead associated with Scotland is probably Moniack mead. It is named after Moniack castle near Inverness, but production has moved down to Devon after Highland Wineries was fully bought by Lyme Bay Winery. We have kept the “Scottish” tag on this mead to honour its history, but we must also acknowledge truly Scottish mead producers too.
The most impressive we have come across so far is The Rookery, who produce Craft Mead in Perthshire.
We have struggled so far to find more producers in Scotland. England seems to be dominating the more modern “craft” scene with trendy producers such as Zymurgorium while both Wales and South-West England do well for the more traditional approaches with New Quay Honey Farm’s Afon Mêl and Lyme Bay.
Do you know of any more producers in Scotland we are yet to find? Please let us know in the comments!