Rookery Burnt Mead 70cl

£30.00

A medium-sweet and caramelly mead from The Rookery (70 cl, 17%).

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The Rookery meadery is as of writing Scotland’s only operational meadery. Focusing on purity as well as historical accuracy, their meads are made using ingredients that would have been available to people in medieval times, where possible using locally sourced and foraged ingredients.
The fermentation of strong Scottish heather honey tempered by a milder polyfloral honey up to 17% yields a warming mead with only a mild sweetness. This serves as a backdrop to the clear flavours and aromatics that make these meads quite popular among whisky-drinkers and as a lighter alternative for a post-meal tipple.

The Burnt Mead is made by caramelising the honey before it is fermented, making this a “bochet” mead. The reconfiguration and breakdown of the various sugars results in a range of sweet flavours as well as a slight smoky note. More noticeably sweet than most other Rookery meads, the Burnt Mead is nonetheless quite complex, and it makes a lighter, sweeter alternative to a brandy. Alternatively it goes well with anything that benefits from a dash of caramel, be it rich chocolate desserts or a bowl of ice cream in the sun.

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