Sweet honeywine with a hint of ginger
Mead is an ancient, alcoholic beverage made of honey.
Gods, kings and common folk... all enjoy delicious honeywine.
Dansk Mjod (Danish mead) is still brewed the old fashion way:
Honey and herbs are boiled and let ferment for 3 weeks.
When the desired alcohol percentage is reached, the brewer stops the fermentation process; after maturing at least 6 months, the mead is ready for bottling.
Our mead will improve with time; it will never be too old to drink.
Water, honey, hops, Riga balzam (45% vol)
This artisan Danish mead is mixed with Riga balzam, a classic herbal liqueur (bitter) from Latvia. the Riga balzam has a centuries old reputation as a health drink, especially good for digestive problems and colds.
The feisty Jyde is a beautiful marriage between the honeysweet mead and the sweet-bitter herbal flavour of Riga balzam; ideal to start and/or finish a good meal.
To be enjoyed pure (as schanpps) or mixed in beer or cocktails.
Recommended to use as a bitter both as apperitive or degustive.
Traditional stone bottle with cork
On Dansk Mjod
The oldest known recipe for mead to be written down in the Nordic countries was in 1520 by the Archbishop Olaus Magnus.
The recipe comprised of water, honey, hops and brewers yeast, and concludes that "on the eight day - or earlier in case of emergency - the mead may be drunk, but the longer it is left, the purer, better and healthier it will get."
Dansk Mjod from Denmark brews the traditional way, using only 100% natural ingredient, without any kind of additives.
Recipes goes back to 1700 AD.