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
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.
Colorado Honey Wines Romantic Traveler
92 points
Best Buy
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
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
Monks Meadery Stigmata
90 points
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Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of lingonberry preserves, delicate honey on crumpets, and raisins with a silky, vibrant, effervescent, dryish light body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish. A delightful Mead with joyful, fruity flavors and a dry refreshing palate; a lovely toaster for the holidays and other celebrations.
90 points $12 Best Buy
Liquid Alchemy Beverages Glogg-Toberfest Mead
87 points
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Pale khaki orange color. Aromas and flavors of cinnamon stick, eucalyptus, spiced orange tea, dried rose, and clove with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and an even, charming, medium-length finish. A citrusy, spicy Mead for the winter months.
87 points $15 Best Buy
Oran Mor Odins Eye Bourbon Barrel-Aged Reserve Mead
87 points
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.
Meadow Vista Mabon Spiced Mead
86 points
White gold color. Aromas and flavors of cardamom, cinnamon, clove, hints of juniper, lavender, and honeycomb with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish displaying notes of orange marmalade. An easy-drinking spiced Mead that will appeal to Gin lovers.
Sky River Meadery Hopped Mead
86 points
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.
Oran Mor Aine Mead
86 points
Golden straw color. Attractive, complex aromas and flavors of saddle soap and mink oil, old leather boots on a haystack, pureed sweet potatoes, and raisin bread pudding with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, layered, long finish that shows notes of orange blossom honeycomb, cashew milk, sultanas and figs, and delicate spiced yams finish. A remarkably earthy and multidimensional mead for the mead connoisseur and a good cigar.
Black Willow Winery Valkyries Lure
85 points
Gold color. Confected aroma of banana taffy with a supple, crisp, fruity sweet medium body and a tingling, crisp chocolate dipped marshmallow, starfruit, and grass finish. A very fruity, candied mead that will be fun in cocktails.
85 points $18.95