Lyme Bay Winery Westcountry Mead is a lightly spiced mead. Think of it as a lighter, more summer-y version of their Christmas mead. It is a medium sweet mead with a sweet spicy overtone.
Lyme Bay 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 and liqueurs. 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.
Lyme Bay Winery Westcountry Mead is made by fermenting honey and water which is then flavoured with natural spices and flavourings (if we were talking gin, we would call them botanicals!).
Not as sweet as their Traditional Mead and not as spicy as the Christmas Mead!