The Brisbanista team have reviewed some of the alcoholic meads on the Australian market:
Mead is an alcoholic beverage created by fermenting honey with water, sometimes with various fruits, spices, grains, or hops.
Bee Mead has a distinct yellow striped label. It is made with manuka honey and clover honey which is a milder flavour than I was expecting. The drink is infused with High Country spring water and added sparkles. It’s a refreshing drink and ideal for summer. It is gluten-free and made in Mittagong, NSW. Look out for the honey and ginger, or the honey and spice versions. Only 4.5 % alc/vol. 5 stars.
Maxwell Sparkling Mead
Look for the white can with a gold Viking king on the label. This mead is made from pure Australian honey, with fresh ginger and a hint of spices. (We think cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and orange). They recommend serving over crushed ice and garnished with fresh mint. Made by Maxwell Wines, in McLaren Vale, South Australia. 4.5 stars.
Honey Wines’ Mead Map for Australia
Honey Wines Australia is a meadery based in the Hunter Region of NSW. They have kindly allowed us to share their custom mead map. You can zoom in and out to see where Mead is made in Australia:
What’s your favourite Australian alcoholic mead? Please leave a comment and let us know.