Celtic Druid's Honey Mead - Meade - Metheglin

259260 mins (prep 60, cooking 259200)
8 ingredients
8 servings
Mead, made from fermented honey, was the earliest of all alcoholic beverages; the BEAKER people who inhabited England from 2000BC were known to have drunk it or something like it. Long before the Romans arrived in Britain, Celtic Druid Bards described the island, as dicovered in ancient Roman texts, as "The Isle of Honey". It was orginally a drink for warriors and Druidic princes & priests, as well as noblemen. A chieftains’ bodyguard would fight his battles in return for drinking his mead. There are many types of mead; this method is for "Metheglin", which means it is a "Spiced Mead". The ancient Druids would not have had spices or lemons available, but nevertheless, this is based on a very ancient Celtic recipe. This is an easy and delicious form of mead, but although it is ready to drink after 4-6 months, it is far superior if left for many years. The mead in my photographs was made in 2002 and bottled in 2003! Please ensure if you do not make wines or liqueurs regularly, that you thoroughly sterilise EVERYTHING that you use; I use "Campden Tablets".

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Serving Size (197.53 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 578.66 Calories from Fat 19.17
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.13g 26.24%
Saturated Fat 0.58g 23.15%
Trans Fat 0.02g %
Cholesterol 3.61mg 9.64%
Sodium 104.04mg 34.68%
Total Carbohydrate 150.5g 401.35%
Dietary Fiber 1.43 g 45.73%
Sugars 142.16 g %
Protein 1.68g 26.89%
Vitamin A 161.58IU% Vitamin C 1.21mg%
Calcium 42.82mg% Iron 1.75mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients: