We finally cracked open one of the meads that we got in Maine. They were right by Oxbow and we also picked up some cute slate coasters when we visited. Let’s see how it was.
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Made in the spirit of French botanical aperitifs, this aromatic semi-sweet mead invokes the most iconic scents of summer. Locally grown varieties of English lavender from Glendarragh Farms in Appleton, Maine, impart brilliant floral notes balanced with a distinctive minerality. Creamy, round finish with lingering citrus and pineapple. Medium to full-bodied, built on a foundation of smooth wildflower honey. 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 Lavender Mead rings in a new era in herb-infused wine 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.”
Random: Because of their distribution rights, they can’t market their meads and their “cysers” under the same name, or so they told us, as it appears they market one as “Maine Mead Works.”
The mead poured a clear, light yellow color. The nose was floral from the lavender and then went into sweetness from the honey. There was also a scent of alcohol. The taste started with sweetness from the honey and then quickly went into a floral note from the lavender. It also had an herbal note as well. The alcohol was present and there was a weird twang that I got from it. After a few sips, it was closest to mineral water. I didn’t get any of the citrus or pineapple, but the oak came through minimally at the end. It had a thick mouthfeel that was bordering on syrupy. The flavor lasted on the tongue for awhile. This was $15.00 for the bottle, which was $1.69 per ounce. This wasn’t my favorite mead that I’ve ever had and I remember enjoying it more when I sampled it in Portland.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0