HISTORY OF MEAD
Simply put, a mead is a yeast fermented drink made from honey and water. The variations and cultural interpretations are endless but they all stem from the same classic formula.
Thought to be over 9,000 years old, many different cultures and civilizations have created a beverage that fits the mead description.
Chouchenn (Brittany region in France)
Acan (Native Mexican)
Did You Know?
- Meads were originally made from “wild yeasts”, meaning fungi found naturally in fruit skins and honey
- Although most meads tend to be on the sweet side some can be dry and quite savory with the addition of herbs like oregano
- Mead can be further distilled into liqueurs like Krupnik
- From Beowulf and The Hobbit to Harry Potter, mead has had appearances in many famous works of literature.