Well, somebody told me about a strange bottle of mead in a local wine shop so I just had to go and take a look. Sure enough it was a very high quality bottle of Polish mead! And raspberry at that! YAY! I looked around to fend off any competitors (Well, they were imaginary) , grabbed it and made my way to the cashier.
Here is the exact bottle before opening. Looks pretty good and you can't really see it in this picture but the mead is very red. A better picture is below.
Anyhoo, here are some specifics about this mead.
It is made by an apiary company called apis and you can visit their website at apis.pl
The alcohol content is 16% and it is made with a ratio of 1:2 water and honey with raspberry juice added.
It has been aged 6 years.
The price I paid was $60 dollars.
Here is some of what the label says:
"Gold Medal Award Winning Jadwiga is a traditional drink originating over a thousand years ago in northern europe."
SO? How was it?
It was terrific, very smooth and very thick with little aftertaste and a very smooth feel. And it is thick as far as wine goes. This mead has some serious legs. And, to my palette I got hints of what tasted/smelled like molasses which leads me to believe heating or even burning is a part of the process in making this mead. Very interesting mead and well worth the price.
People were commenting on how quickly it had an effect and without any alcohol taste. All that honey is really something.
Here is a picture of the full bottle with a flashlight behind it. The glass is not red and the flashlight is not red. That color is the color of the raspberry mead.
And here is a look at it in the glass.
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