The ultimate modern mead boasts remarkable clarity, balanced acidity and a crisp, dry finish. Wildflower honey infuses delicate citrus and floral notes, tempered with a slight earthiness. Alive with the essence of late summer in the wildest reaches of Maine — pure, golden, delicious. Recommended for fans of crisp, refreshing white wines.
How It’s Made
HoneyMaker mead is handcrafted in small batches using our unique continuous fermentation process. Our mead’s exceptional clarity and lightness are the result of a perfect union of ancient tradition and modern technology. Oak aged for complexity and depth, HoneyMaker Dry Mead rings in a new era in mead making. Each bottle is hand-filled and labeled on-site at our meadery in Portland, Maine. HoneyMaker is ready to drink, or cellar to unlock new depths and dimensions.
|12.5% ALCOHOL BY VOLUME, GLUTEN FREE
|Rye and Shine
2 ˝ oz spice-infused rye whiskey (see below)
1 ˝ oz Honeymaker Dry Mead
1 oz Amaro Montenegro
caraway, cumin, black pepper
To make spice infused rye: In a small pan over medium heat, heat 1 Tbl each of whole caraway, whole cumin and whole black peppercorns until fragrant. Remove from heat and let cool. Lightly crush with the bottom of a heavy pan. Add to a 750 ml bottle of high-quality rye in an airtight container. Let sit for 24 hours then strain through a fine sieve.
To make cocktail: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Top with ice and stir vigorously until well-chilled. Strain into chilled rocks glass. Twist orange over top and garnish.
|Serve slightly chilled. Decanting is recommended to enhance seasonal subtleties in the honey. Enjoy as an aperitif or with dessert.
Pairs well with lobster, pork, and sheep’s milk cheeses.
|Maine Mead Works was founded in 2007 with the goal of re-introducing the world to the oldest of all fermented beverages. Using locally sourced honey, clear, pure water and our own proprietary yeast strain, we blend ancient tradition and modern science to produce distinctive wines at our meadery in downtown Portland, Maine.
In collaboration with South African scholar Dr. Garth Cambray, Maine Mead Works developed a state-of-the-art continuous fermentation system, bringing mead making into the 21st century. HoneyMaker, a decidedly modern mead — crisp, dry and refreshing — is the result.
A Sense of Place
Ultimately, Maine Mead Works is about Maine — the fields, forests and flowers that make HoneyMaker great. Owners Ben Alexander and Carly Cope, along with their growing family of employees, believe in the wisdom of handcrafting and small batch production. Today, the company that began as an experiment in sustainability has grown into a foodie favorite at the forefront of the local, artisanal movement.
Ingredients ranging from wildflower honey to Glendarragh Farms English lavender, Snell and Maxwell Farms strawberries and Heath Hill Farms elderberries, are sourced locally . Every bottle of HoneyMaker mead supports family farms, encourages apiculture and enhances biodiversity. Of course, it also tastes great — here, amidst the natural splendor of our great state or further afield.