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2019 Black Mead

Melomel
MI - Lake Michigan Shore
$24.00 / 750 mL

  • Alcohol 12.00%
BLACK CURRANT MEAD

BLACK is an English and Welsh semi-sweet melomel seasoned with black currants since the time of the druids. Black currants are a staple of the British Isles and colonies. Imagine drinking this druidic mead at Stonehenge during the solstice on Mid-Summer’s Night, “under a violet moon!”

Pairs with fish, rabbit and other wylde game, pheasant, duck, and other poultry, lamb, pork, beef, cheese, and good company.

Mead is honey wine, the most ancient of drynks, common to all cultures of the Olde World. Such culture stretched from India in the East to the British Isles in the West. Today, it is our inheritance from the Ancient Greeks and Romans, the stuff driving legends: Viking battles, Beowulf’s Quest, Briseis’ Romance, and Royal Courts; the very Nectar of the gods.

MeadMaster Pete Wylde’s craftsmanship is like the ancients, unfiltered, using real fruit. Bees make honey the same since the dawn of time. What you hold in your hands is your connection to our ancient forebears.

The tradition of giving a nuptial couple a lunar-month’s supply to ensure a “fruitful” union came to be known as the “Honeymoon”.

Logo art by Ash Dunn (UnicornsGarden.com), © 2008 Black Dragon LLC.
Label art © 2015 Black Dragon LLC.

Produced and bottled by:
Black Dragon Meadery
Benton Harbor, MI
“Return to the Olde Ways”

Find a retailer near you at:
BlackDragonMeadery.com
Gluten Free

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Black Dragon Meadery produces the traditional and the unique, the meads of our award-winning Meadmaster. Black Dragon Meadery is all about rediscovering the lost art of meadmaking as an authentic discipline from the Olde World, dating back to the ancients and producing our motto, "Return to the Olde Ways".

As such, what you get from Black Dragon Meadery is as close today to what the ancients drank, though we'd argue we have more quality control than they did, using real natural ingredients (raw honey, real fruit), and natural processes to achieve maximum flavor with maximum clarity without filtration, a flavor-removing process.

We believe that providing an exceptional value is as important as superior quality, so our products are packaged and priced to reflect that over our competition.

Toward these ends, our Meadmaster went back to the Olde Country authors, coupled with his (at that time) 15-year experience in brewing and wine-making, bringing it together in 2005 to make mead. By 2009, he was winning awards and has won 18 medals (so far), the last two being in the Commercial Division of the Michigan Mead Cup for Wylde Mead 3 months after getting on the market in 2015!

It's been 11 years of making-mead since that first batch, and now YOU can enjoy authentic Black Dragon Meads! Just click on the "Meads & Where to Buy" link at the top for retail locations.

Mead, by definition, is fermented from honey and water, the most ancient of drink, the very nectar of the gods! Mead was drunk for strength, vitality, longevity, and fertility. It is the stuff of legends and lore, handed down from the ancients, such as, the Greeks and Romans. It is the drink of Viking battles, Beowolf's Quest, Druidic Rite, Kingly Courts, and the occaisional drunken Celt! It was part of Wedding debauchery and given as a dowry to the nuptial couple for a lunar month's imbibement in the hopes of a fruitful union, a tradition which became known as the Honeymoon.

SHIPPING NOTES:
We only use the highest quality pulp/cardboard shipping boxes made specifically for bottles by Uline to get your mead to you safely. Therefore, this is the packaging you will pay for.
Black Dragon Meadery
326 East Main St.
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
http://www.blackdragonmeadery.com
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