Taster Gift Mead Holster - The Rookery

£32.00

This leather mead holster has been made specifically for The Rookey miniature mead selection containing 4 amazing meads made by Christopher Mulllin at The Rookery.

Leather and brass rivets with 4 x 50ml bottles, 3 of which have handwritten labels as they dont normally bottle them up small but did for us, which is very nice o them. 

Midwinter:

At the closing of the C11th, and into the C12th, the Crusades by European Nations into the lands of the Bible brought a whole new panoply of flavours to those who took part.  This explosion of flavours is reflected in primary sources and in trade information from the period.  The Midwinter Mead reflects the mediaeval passion for these new flavours, combining whole, bitter oranges, fresh ginger and frankincense.

The mead is dark and rich, with a marmalade lead, followed by the warmth of the fresh ginger root.  The ending is an elusive woody aroma, from the Frankincense [Boswellia Frereana – the king of frankincense], a sweet and gentle frankincense from the highland regions of Northern Somalia.

This mead is perfect as an after-dinner drink or as a night-cap on those cold, winter nights.  This will only be available in the dark months of the year, so don’t hang around and order yours.


Traditional:

A light and sweet mead with gentle caramel notes and floral tones.  Smooth and creamy in the mouth, this is an easy to drink, session mead with a bit of warmth that comes form 17% abv.  Made with only two ingredients: honey and water.  These are fermented together and filtered for clarity.

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.

No sulphites, sugars or syrups are used…ever!

Store in a cool, dark place.  Shelf-life is in excess of 1 year.



Hedgerow:

This mead will be different every time it is made.  Berries are gathered through the autumn from across the Strathardle Glen and may include such things as rowanberry, hawthorn, rosehips, elderberries, plums, crab apples, sloes, wild cherries, and anything else I can find.

Complex and fruity, this is usually brewed to be a medium-dry mead, used like a very light red wine, it goes well with roasted vegetables, red meat and tomato sauces.


Spruce:

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 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.

No sulphites, sugars or syrups are used…ever!

Store in a cool, dark place.  Shelf-life is in excess of 1 year.