Bourbon BA Stevnsberry CRYO (2021)
Beira (Batch #1) Schramms Mead
Just Waffles V1.0 Garagiste Meadery
Bourbon BA Stevnsberry CRYO (2021) description:
Freeze-concentrated cherry mead aged in Woodford Reserve (Double Oaked) bourbon barrels for 8 months.
There are still undiscovered paths in the world of meadmaking. As it wasn’t ridiculous enough to freeze-concentrate the fruit portion of a no-water melomel to make Stevnsberry CRYO, we ended up taking it up a notch, filling a bourbon barrel with it as well. The barrel was previously used to age the highly acclaimed and flavorful Woodford Reserve Double Oaked.
The result is an insane saturation of both barrel, cherries and honey. It’s extremely velvety and surprisingly drinkable. Yet a sip lingers forever thanks to its explosive acid/sweetness balance.
PS: Your glass will be stained.
————————– 2021 ————————–
Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
*The vintage year shows the harvest year of the ingredients*
Beira (Batch #1) Schramms Mead description:
Named for the river Tay – Scotland’s longest riv er – Tayberries were first cultivated in 1979 when Dundee horticulturist, Derek I. Jennings crossed Scottish red raspberries and the American ‘Aurora’ blackberry. Our Tayberry mead is named for Beira, a one-eyed giantess from Scottish mythology. According to legend, Beira is the Queen of Winter and mother of all other gods and goddesses. She built Scotland’s mountains, created Loch Ness, drank from the fountain of youth, and commands the weather.
Just Waffles V1.0 Garagiste Meadery description:
An Acerglyn style mead made with Honey berries, black raspberries, tart cherries, Madagascar vanilla beans and genuine Grade A Vermont Maple Syrup.