Kinsale Mead Co
Kinsale Mead Co
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12:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 17:00
Thursday
12:00 - 17:00
Friday
12:00 - 17:00
Saturday
12:00 - 17:00
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
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Spend an hour on an entertaining, fun experience at Ireland’s first Meadery in 200 years, learning all about Mead Highlights of a tour include: Learn about our Meads: Light and refreshing; fermented off dry (12% ABV wine strength) Myths & Legends: the story and tales of Mead through the ages Bechbretha or Bee Laws – How Ireland protected the bees; Honey: Taste three unique raw honeys, sticky business ! Process: Follow the meadmakers from fermentation through to maturation and bottling. Tasting: sample our award-winning meads and a seasonal cocktail in the Meadery’s oak bar tasting room We love to share our passion and knowledge of all things mead and honey.
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Kevin a
4 contributions
Great tour! Very informative and we enjoyed the tasting as well. This is a must see in Kinsale and bring a bag along as you will leave with a few bottles of their tasty brew if you're like us. Yum!
Written 26 May 2023
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BlueMaxx14
Brighton, NY347 contributions
We visited one afternoon for a tour booked in advance. We were hosted by Katie & Dennis, and had a delightful visit. We learned ancient history of mead, as well as more current events. We were introduced and walked thru the meadery area, with explanations of techniques and process. We then had a guided tasting of multiple mead flavors/styles. Was remarkable experience, especially to build upon my existing understanding of (beer) brewing process. Highly recommended.
Written 22 May 2023
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kinsalemead
Thanks for visiting and delighted you had a great time, we do like to talk about all things mead n bees n honey a lot, cheers Kate & Denis
Written 23 May 2023
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Diane S
4 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
The tour and expertise of the brew maker was amazing. The history of mead and how it was part of the early Orish culture was fascinating. The mead itself was delightful. Four different samples plus a cocktail. Learned a lot. Reasonable prices bought a bottle to take home to the states. They packed for checked luggage travel. Would absolutely go back and bring friends.
Written 22 May 2023
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kinsalemead
Thanks for visiting and hope to see you back in the future,
Written 23 May 2023
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Tom Y
2 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Absolutely one of the best experiences in Ireland for us so far. The mead is phenomenal, and the staff even better. Sophie was an incredibly gracious and kind human being. We enjoyed not only learning about the mead, but also hearing some history and genuine human interaction. Highly suggest the gift set sampler for traveling, as well as getting a sample of the Sangria!
Written 18 May 2023
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kinsalemead
Thanks for the very gracious review and delighted you had a great time visiting us in Kinsale, the weather has warmed up finally so we have our mead sangria on the go now on the tours, cheers Sophie
Written 23 May 2023
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Jennifer M
Santa Cruz, CA14 contributions
Small group tasting; really informative and interesting. Excellent artwork and very tasty mead. Thoroughly recommend this venture. Kate was great; very personable and friendly.
Written 14 May 2023
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kinsalemead
Hi Jennifer, Thanks for the lovely review and delighted you enjoyed the visit and the mead. We do love all the artwork from Fiona that she has created for us to show the myths and legends of mead and honey and bees, cheers Kate
Written 15 May 2023
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Michael
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Apr 2023 • Friends
Excellent tour Dennis is really knowledgeable and very easy going. The mead itself is lovely. A must if you're visiting Kinsale
Written 29 April 2023
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Hi Michael, Thanks for visiting with your gang on Saturday, we had a great time showing you around and hope you had an enjoyable weekend in Kinsale, thanks Denis
Written 3 May 2023
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Carol S
3 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
I loved the educational aspect of mead-making, as my son has attempted to make mead. Of course his was not as tasty as yours. An exceptional tour and would highly recommend!!
Written 22 April 2023
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Thanks for visiting and delighted to show you how we make our different styles, and of course tasting the honeys we use, that's always an eye opener. Also for your son, would recommend he checks out Modern Mead Maker facebook group, they great at helping any home brewers with making great made, Cheers Kate & Denis
Written 3 May 2023
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Evan M
Cork, Ireland3 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
Great interaction and such a wealth of knowledge. Love the various meads and experimentation of the fermenters. Such a great local feel, would love to hear about any local foraging/sourcing small batches!
Written 10 April 2023
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kinsalemead
Hi Evan, Thanks for visiting last weekend, great vibe and fun sharing what we do, cheers Denis
Written 11 April 2023
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Tib
2 contributions
Oct 2022
Interesting stories of the history of mead in Ireland and a little tour of the facility. The honey and mead tasting was delicious! Walked out with a bottle in hand at the end. Kate was great.
Written 27 October 2022
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kinsalemead
Thanks for the lovely review and delighted you had a great time visiting our meadery in Kinsale, cheers Kate
Written 29 October 2022
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Robert O
2 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Very interesting, good introduction to the history of mead in general and in Ireland in particular. Really enjoyed the mead tasting and tasting the honey as well was a nice surprise
Written 23 October 2022
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kinsalemead
Thanks for visiting Roberto, the honey tasting is always a treat,
Written 15 May 2023
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