Kinsale Mead Co

Kinsale Mead Co: Hours, Address, Kinsale Mead Co Reviews: 5/5

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
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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pgcoles
Kalamazoo, MI4 contributions
May 2022
We spent a very enjoyable 90 minutes with Denis learning about mead. Who would have thought that this fermented honey drink could be so interesting? Denis went through a brief history and shared facts about mead, we enjoyed a honey tasting (wow!), then a tour of the facility and finally a mead tasting. A perfect way to spend part of our afternoon. I can highly recommend this experience. If you are walking, put the Lidl store (the meadery is next door.) Sláinte !
Written 18 May 2022
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George L Smyth
Columbia, MD10 contributions
Apr 2022
I am so glad that I had the opportunity to visit the Kinsale Mead Company while in Kinsale. Learning the history and getting a tour of the factory was interesting and enlightening. The taste testing offered an opportunity to experience mead at its finest. It is hard to overstate what an enjoyable time I had, and would highly recommend it to anyone with even the smallest interest in the subject.
Written 17 May 2022
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Hannah
Watford, UK9 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
If you're in Kinsale make sure you don't miss the Mead Tour!

Lovely and relaxed atmosphere, whilst still being packed full of interesting facts about the history of mead in Ireland. The honey tasting followed by a tour round the distilling process was great, and of course the mead at the end was delicious! I will definitely be ordering a larger bottle for the summer now I'm back.

It's a small tour but I liked that it made the experience feel very personalised to the guests there at the time. It was nice to be able to ask questions and learn a lot more.

I also loved that every image/poster/artwork on display told a story (and they are stunning to look at!) - you really get a sense of the passion that goes into making and celebrating mead. Thank you for a great afternoon!
Written 18 April 2022
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Thanks for taking the time to send us a review. There's so much interesting history and stories about mead and art is a great way to tell those stories and we've loved collaborating with FIona (our artist, almost in residence at times !) on visually turning the myths and stories and legends we've uncovered into beautiful art. Cheers Denis
Written 19 April 2022
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Suz Poppke
Brooklyn, NY5 contributions
Apr 2022
We had the best time at Kinsale Mead Co! Kate was so fun to hang out with for a couple of hours. We learned SO much about history, mead, and Ireland. The mead was insanely delicious. Be prepared to walk away with a couple of bottles! Definitely worth the trip. Highly recommend!
Written 14 April 2022
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Thanks Suz for your note, it was great showing your gang around the meadery and glad you liked our collection of meads. It's just 5 years now since we started our first tank of mead in Kinsale and hopefully tasting a lil bit better every year, cheers Kate
Written 19 April 2022
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Justin P
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
This was an incredible little tour. You're given a history of mead making and irish folklore presented in front of incredible artwork by a local artist. You get to taste the raw honey used, walked through the entire process of mead making and get to taste the range at the end. Fantastic!
Written 11 April 2022
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Hi Justin, Thanks for taking the time to post a review. As you say, the artwork from Fiona on the history of all things bees and honey and mead is great way to take people through the story of mead. Delighted to show you around, cheers and thanks ,Kate
Written 12 April 2022
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Mary Kay M
6 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
We so enjoyed our experience at Kinsale Mead Company. Such lovely owners! Obviously so proud of their business, as they should be. We learned about mead, had a tour of their extremely clean distillery and tasted the different types of honey used to make their mead, and then tasted their different meads. We all bought their fun T shirts as well as their meads to take home. Plus Kinsale is such a wonderful place to visit!
Written 9 April 2022
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Thanks for the lovely feedback, it's great to be back doing tours again after the last two years and make sure you wear those t-shirts to let people know about Kinsale and our mead, best wishes Kate & Denis
Written 12 April 2022
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Megan R
Pensacola, FL24 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Very educational and fun. Had never tried mead before and it was a fantastic experience! Denis and Kate were wonderful and the mead was excellent. Great tour!
Written 31 October 2021
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Thanks Megan, delighted you had a great time, do go tell all your friends about mead, spread the word, cheers Denis & Kate
Written 27 March 2022
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AlisonMaynooth
Lucan, Ireland34 contributions
Oct 2021
Wonderful tour around the only meadery in Ireland. Kate our guide gave a humorous and fascinating talk on the myths and legends surrounding mead in Ireland and its place in world history, all illustrated by the most marvellous artwork. Tasting various types of honey and the mead it produced was intriguing, and seeing the amount of work involved in producing just one bottle awesome.
It is no wonder this is the number one tour attraction in Kinsale. Bravo to Kate and Denis Dempsey who pioneered the venture. Long live mead!
Written 20 October 2021
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Thanks Alison, It's been quite the journey to get the meadery to this point delighted you had a great time and great to catch up, cheers Kate
Written 27 March 2022
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niamhmartin
Ireland8 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Very interesting and great fun. The mead was so lovely we had to buy 2 bottles before we left. The tasting was informative and fun too
Written 17 October 2021
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Thanks Niamh, Hope the bottles didnt last too long, cheers Denis
Written 27 March 2022
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Alice H
Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland21 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Excellent tour, very informative and lovely staff. The Mead was delicious or so days my wife who kindly drank my tasters as well as her own because I was driving!
Written 12 September 2021
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Thanks for the review Alich, hopefully your wife went and got you some of our mead after the tour, it really is as delicious as she says, cheers Kate
Written 27 March 2022
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