Kinsale Mead Co, Kinsale

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  • My husband and I were traveling through Kinsale and saw an ad for the Kinsale Mead Co in a Cork tourism brochure. We've never tried mead so we decided to pop in before our dinner in town. We are SO gl...  more »
  • Highly recommend the tour of the meadery. A very professional outfit. Wonderful lesson on the process, the history and the business. Enjoyed the tasting and particularly liked the fact that the owners...  more »
  • Denis is a fantastic host. The tour was very interesting and informative. The tasting at the end was extraordinary, his meads are fantastic!  more »
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  • Had a great time, sampled wonderful mead, had a great talk with co owner. An absolute must visit in Kinsale.
  • My wife and I ended up here on our day in Kinsale as we looked to find some relatively Irish things that were off the beaten path--we were so pleased that we came. We were able to get a tour and tasting from Denis and expectations for both were greatly exceeded. Despite experience with plenty of wine tastings and even making our own beer, I found myself learning some interesting things about the very meticulous approach and ingredients that Denis is putting into making the meads here. The explanation of the ties with Irish history and heritage adds the context that helps one appreciate how Dennis is making an product that is a renewal of an Irish heritage. So here's the important part--the meads themselves--they are outstanding. I've had a few meads presented by accomplished winemakers, but I've never found them particularly compelling--usually too sweet and with some "interesting" flavors. The meads at Kinsale Mead Co. are distinctly elegant and nuanced. The only downsides--the place is a little tricky to find, especially with google. You have to go to the building that sits behind the Lidl and it is on the far right--its appearance matches that this is a production centered operation. But the search is well worth it and don't let the exterior throw you off--there is quite a good presentation and tasting to be had within. It is walkable from downtown Kinsale, but some would consider it a hike. Lastly, this is not like some places where the experience is free. But the time, effort, and euro spent are well worth it in my opinion. Take a break from the pubs and try something else that has good Irish roots. Denis's (and company) hospitality were also a great taste of Ireland that I very much appreciated. I look forward to returning!
  • Great new spot which is producing lovely mead. Highly recommended for a quick tour and tasting.
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