Although modern pears have changed quite a bit since the Stone Age, the Wild European Pear [pyrus pyraster] is the precursor to our modern fruit and it ranged along the western seaboard of Europe. Its seeds are found at several sites from Neolithic Britain and it is mentioned in several Mediaeval tests.
Made with hand-picked [modern] pears, this is a sweet and fruity mead, which is light on the palate. It is uncomplicated and honest, giving pear and honey flavours without any fuss. It is ideal served chilled or with ginger ale and it goes well with chicken and seafood.
Rookery Craft Mead is an independent meadery in Perthshire. A huge amount of research go into their meads, looking to evidence in the historical and archæological record for source material, then back-engineering these ancient drinks to create modern and exciting products. Almost all the ingredients, down to the wax seal, are foraged and sourced from the local area; if there was ever an authentic mead, this is it.
No sulphites, sugars or syrups are used…ever!
Store in a cool dark place. Shelf-life is in excess of 1 year.