Kinsale Mead Co.

Kinsale Mead Co.

Surprisingly light, Kinsale Mead is as unexpectedly refreshing as it is deliciously different. Come with us on a journey of discovery and excite the senses as you learn about this versatile drink.

Our Story

Kinsale Mead Co is family run business, founded by us, Kate & Denis Dempsey in 2016 to rediscover the art of mead making. We produce a range of multi award-winning, world-class meads in our state-of-the-art meadery on the Atlantic coast in County Cork at the start of the stunning Wild Atlantic Way.

What do people love about our mead?The delicious taste: the mix of honey and natural fruit flavours;the light 12% alcoholthe refreshing finish being off dry rather than sweet; with low tannins and naturally gluten free making them a lovely, smooth alternative to wine.The versatility of mead, served on their own or over ice; topped up with sparkling water, prosecco or other mixers for a spritzer or longer drink; seasonal, inventive cocktails and mulled drinks.Pleasantly surprised how well mead works when paired with food such as tapas or platters of snacks at virtual tasting events as well as used in cooking.The backstory of mead and honey: the long and vibrant history and rich heritagemade in first meadery in Ireland in 200 yearssupporting a local small businessthe ancient drink that’s new and refreshingly different and part of an upcoming drinks trendthe sustainability credentials and the connection to the honeybees and the environment. Drink of the Year from the Irish Food Writers’ Guild.

Our Values

  • Independent Company

    Independent Company

  • Slow Food Supporter

    Slow Food Supporter

  • Support for Small Producers

    Support for Small Producers

  • Family-run Business

    Family-run Business

  • Small Producer

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