Posted by MJJ on 18th Dec 2015
Been drinking red wine since the mid 70's; recently started on some whites. All are in the 12-14% alcohol range. Had some of this Mead and was amazed at how smooth it is compared to grape wine. None of the bitter taste before or after a sip. Really something to add to your wine cellar for special occasions.
Posted by Walter Belville on 30th Jun 2015
If you are going to drink a meade, then it should be Bunratty Meade. It is the only one I will sell at my bar in New Hampshire.
Posted by Tom Gatliffe on 6th Mar 2014
I was introduced to Bunratty Meade during a visit to Ireland in 2012. It was an eye-opening experience for one whose only previous exposure to meade was drinking the American brands (which I still enjoy for light casual occasions). Bunratty is a much more robust experience and should be reserved for special occasions with special friends. Why? Because they will love it and love you more for serving it. Be properly prepared with some appropriate music because it will make you will feel like singing Irish ballads with the first sip.
Posted by Unknown on 3rd Mar 2014
It was a strong honey wine that smelled of honey yet had a taste like a hard liquor. Not preferred for a first Meade experience
Posted by Darin on 2nd Jul 2013
This Meade is very strong. 14.5% strong. It has a very strong alcohol taste to it. It is warm going down with a taste of honey. This is not a dessert Meade. This is more like the original flavor from the olden days. It is from Ireland and it shows in the flavor. Very good drink. If you want to tone it down to have a perfect lower intensity flavor, combine it with Chaucer's Mead Honey. Mixing both in equal proportions evens it out to a perfect combination.