About Metheglin

About Metheglin
Metheglin is a traditional mead to which a mixture of spices and/or spices have been added. It is interesting to note that the word ‘medicine’ is derived from the word ‘metheglin’. While the honey character in both aroma & palate can be variable, the primary emphasis in this style is how well the spices and/or herbs are integrated into the beverage – they should not overwhelm the honey characteristics, but should be featured. A synergy of the individual ingredients is ideal.

Top Picks for Metheglin

Oran Mor  Aphrodites Obsession Mead
93 points
$30
Tomato bisque color. Complex, interesting aromas and flavors of tomato bisque with creme fraiche and fried sage, chocolate craisins, seared kobe beef teriyaki, and cherry hibiscus mint tea with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, layered, long finish with impressions of chocolate mint cookie, sarsaparilla, and sautéed shiitakes with cocktail bitters finish. A unique and somewhat Promethean flavor ride, jump on board.
Liquid Alchemy Beverages  Pucker-Up-Baby-DRY Mead
93 points
$15
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Dusty light ruby color. Aromas of circus peanut, macadamia gelato, meringue, and pine needle and bark with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a seamless, subtle, medium-long orange blossom honey, nougat, hibiscus tea, and suede finish. A very interesting, creamy, fruit rosé wine like mead.
93 points $15 Best Buy
HoneyMaker  Lavender Mead
93 points
$19
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Dusty golden straw color. Interesting aromas and flavors of lemon ginger sorbet, dried verbena and lavender, and key lime pie with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an even, elegant, long finish with overtones of spiced nectarine and honey roasted nuts with lemon zest finish. A lively and delicious lightly herbal and citrusy mead.
93 points $19 Best Buy
Colorado Honey Wines  Romantic Traveler
92 points
$14
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Copper garnet color. Fruity, spicy aromas and flavors of dried berries and cherries, spiced nuts, cocktail bitters, and sassafras with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, crisp finish revealing notes of cherry cola, sarsaparilla, cinchona, and pine cone finish. A soft and spicy mead that drinks a bit like sangria.
92 points $14 Best Buy
Meadow Vista  Mabon Mead
91 points
$19.05
Straw green color. Exotic, spicy aromas and flavors of curry leaf and ginger root, peanut sauce, and green peppercorn and tea leaves with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, nuanced, long finish with accents of cardamom condiment, roasted pumpkin seeds, and ginger spiced yams finish. A successful marriage of mead and Asian spices, you’ll want to be at the wedding banquet.
91 points $19.05
Meadow Vista  Mabon Mead
89 points
$19
Clear yellow straw color. Spicy aromas and flavors of spiced peach, turmeric tea, green tomato relish, and cologne with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and an effortless, intriguing, medium-length finish with notes of spiced kiwi, spiced nuts, and tart green apple finish. A nice delicately spiced mead that will complement Indian cuisine.
Oran Mor  Aphrodites Obsession Mead
89 points
$28
Dark ruby garnet color. Aromas and flavors of melted honeycomb and chocolate, dried wild berries in greek yogurt, and heirloom tomato chutney with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a medium-length finish with accents of craisin, sour cherry shrub, marinated beets, and white pepper finish. A nice combination of fruity and savory notes here.
Oran Mor  Odins Eye Bourbon Barrel-Aged Reserve Mead
87 points
$32
Golden yellow color. Nutty aromas and flavors of butter roasted nuts, toasty coconut cream pie, hint of latte in a pewter mug, and toasted oak with a soft, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, captivating, medium-long finish with accents of mint whipped cream, spiced starfruit, pink pepper, and brandy finish. A stately, yet supple barrel aged mead with silky, well-integrated flavors.
Humble Bee Vineyards NV Pumpkin Harvest Mead
87 points
$9.99
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Medium bright gold color. Interesting, spicy aromas and flavors of pumpkin tart, spiced rhubarb and cranberry, delicate floral incense, and pencil eraser with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and an even, interesting, medium-length finish that presents notes of spiced simple syrup finish. A nice pumpkin spice flavored mead.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Sky River Meadery NV Hopped Mead
86 points
$19
Golden straw color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of white grapefruit, peppery jelly, sweet pickle relish, and rain water barrel with a supple, bright, off-dry light body and a tingling, engaging, medium-length finish with notes of spiced pears in sweet cream, peppered nuts, and bit of wheatgrass finish. A nicely articulated mead with fresh flavors and snappy acidity.