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Jack Ratt Christmas Mead is a medium sweet and delicious mead with rich, deep honey flavours and fantastic spicy, Christmas-y cinnamon flavours too. It is a little bit lower in alcohol compared to Lyme Bay Winery’s Traditional Mead.
Jack Ratt Mead is made by the Lyme Bay Winery who are based at Shute, near Axminster, in Dorset. Lyme Bay Cider was founded 20 years ago in 1994 and has grown from a small shop selling cider to a large winery producing ciders, wines, meads, liqueurs and has, more recently, expanded greatly into English Wines.
Mead is thought to be one of the oldest alcoholic drinks produced, dating back to Babylonian times, and it is thought by many to be an elixir of health, fertility and longevity. It is mentioned in both Beowulf and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. It is made by fermenting honey and water with yeast.
Jack Ratt meads are names after a famous 18th Century local smuggler called Jack Rattenbury who was known as the “Rob Roy of the West”. In 1837, after a life at sea as a fisherman, pilot, seaman and smuggler, Rattenbury wrote the book “Memoirs of a smuggler, compiled from his diary and journal: containing the principal events in the life of John Rattenbury, of Beer, Devonshire; commonly called “The Rob Roy of the West”
Jack Ratt Christmas Mead is made by fermenting honey and water which is then flavoured with natural Christmas-y spices.
Can be serve warm as a mulled mead.
Suitable for vegetarians.
Can be served warmed and spiced or at room temperature. This also works well with full-flavoured casseroles and cheeses. Can be made into a long drink with apple juice and soda.