Full Review

Oran Mor

Oran Mor
Odin’s Eye Bourbon Barrel-Aged Reserve Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Metheglin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.9% RS: 1.72%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$32

Oran Mor
Odin’s Eye Bourbon Barrel-Aged Reserve Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Metheglin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.9% RS: 1.72%
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.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex, Fruity & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: butter roasted nuts, toasty coconut cream pie, hint of latte in a pewter mug, and toasted oak
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of mint whipped cream, spiced starfruit, pink pepper, and brandy
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Deep Fried Ice Cream, Creme Brulee, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A stately, yet supple barrel aged mead with silky, well-integrated flavors.

The Producer

Oran Mor Artisan Mead

The Producer
305 Melrose Rd.
Roseburg, OR 97471
928-600-8138

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.