Made with hand-picked spruce tips from around The Rookery, this mead is light and delicate with citrus notes and a strong sense of honey-dew melon. The ending is gently peaty, evocative of a whisky, but much smoother. The spruce tips are picked seasonally, and the harvest is only available for a couple of weeks in May. Inspired by the Sami of northern Scandinavia, spruce is an excellent wild food and it has been used as a food and in shamanic rites back into pre-history.
Serve chilled. Try with ginger ale or tonic water for a long drink and it goes well with a measure of either whisky or gin added. Sloe gin and Spruce Mead is an especially good cocktail to try.
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.