Silver birch sap is tapped on the estate on which the Rookery sits and it is brewed with honey to give a warming and unique mead. Drawing from archæological evidence from the Machrie Moor site on the Isle of Arran, this mead gives toasted malt and light nuttiness. As the silver birch sap is fairly low in fermentable sugars, it is replacing the water, rather than the honey (boiled down, birch sap makes a lovely, honey-like syrup – you just need loads of it).
This mead makes a fine accompaniment to a range of foods, but it is particularly fine chilled with a cheeseboard.
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.