Guaranteed Irish member Kinsale Mead Co storm into autumn with an impressive win. Their popular berry mead, Hazy Summer Mead, has just won a Great Taste Award 2021 to join their flagship traditional mead Atlantic Dry Mead which won 2 years ago.
“We’re delighted,” says co-founder, Denis Dempsey. “It’s been a tough time for everyone, and every acknowledgement from independent sources is a boost.”
The Great Taste Awards is one of the most trusted and prestigious awards for food and drink globally with thousands of entries, so it’s stiff competition. In summing up, the judges said, “The aroma was of rich ripe strawberries and honey, which was extremely enticing.”
“As a small, artisan company and the only meadery in Ireland, we are very proud to be able to say that Irish mead is recognised as being among the best in the world,” says co-founder, Kate Dempsey. “And we work hard to select the best, pure honey and berries to make our meads.”
The care and passion that Kinsale Mead bring to their drinks is richly rewarded by the evocative summer flavours and that thirst-quenching pour and that welcome Great Taste One-Star award. They are stocked in many Supervalus, as proud members of the Food Academy, as well as many independent off licence or specialty food store. Ask in your local store.
The medals are now displayed proudly in the meadery in Kinsale where you can see them when you visit for a tour and tasting.