The Best Meads of 2019

Mead is soaring in popularity with millennials recently. This take-off has many people wondering: what is mead? Put shortly, it is honey wine. Here are the best meads of 2019.

  • Redstone

Just as you have craft beers, Redstone has a fantastic line of craft meads. You can get anything from sparkling meads to mead and hop fusions to high end flavored meads. Redstone is trying to familiarize the US market with meads by making them more accessible. They’re doing this by both bottling and canning their meads to reach consumers of all types. One of their best-selling meads is the deliciously sweet black raspberry mead.

  • Brother’s Drake

What might get you interested in this particular brand is the interesting range of flavors they make. This Ohio meadery brand seems to enjoy experimenting with crazy combinations of beverage flavors like black licorice, bergamot blue, and their most popular apple pie. Some local bars in the Columbus area have created their own cocktails to go with this brand of mead, so make sure to check out recipes online if you want to get a different taste of mead.

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  • Medovina

This unique brand of mead aims for at the traditional wine-drinking market by bottling their mead in similar fashion to winemakers with a dark, slim bottle and an understated label. The flavors contained in these mead bottles are beautifully crafted to suit those who enjoy the complex mixtures of various wines. Medovina makes a classic honey mead, a lovely peach mead, and a highly unique stinging rose mead that is made from hand-picked rose petals.

  • Schramm’s

Although this is a more local brewery in Michigan state, USA, the meads they make are very high quality and enjoyable. This brand is most famous for the somewhat-cultish mead called The Heart of Darkness that was an instant hit. It’s now a bit hard to find for sale as it’s in high demand and there isn’t much of it around. If you manage to get a bottle of it for yourself, sip slowly so you can fully enjoy the aromatic black currant, cherry, and black raspberry flavors swirled together in this mead that has been labeled as one of the best meads on the market today.

  • Nektar

If you like whacky craft beer labels and titles, this mead brand might appeal to you. They have a flair for the semi-dramatic and a knack for coming up with interesting flavors for different seasons of the year and giving them equally interesting names. One of the most popular meads from the meadery is the IPA-style mead titled Evil Genius. Other offerings include cherry flavored Zombie Killer and a mead reminiscent of delicious Belgian beers called Imperial Funky Monkey.

All credit for this list goes to Liquorista.

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