ODIN MEAD

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Odin Mead is our first craft drink without preservatives or other artificial additives, which is why it shows touches that provide the brand year after year with a different flavour from the rest of traditional recipes. Its alcohol content is similar to that of beer and its froth is characteristic of cider.

CHARACTER

Odin Mead is our first innovative creation that differentiates us from most of the traditional mead on the market, as their alcohol content was over 10%, and dry meads show several similarities to white wines.

PAIRING

This drink is suitable as accompaniment for white fish dishes or mild creamy cheeses, or to drink in between meals.

When cooking meats in sweet sauces, the cooking wine can be substituted by Odin Mead if the quantity of sugar or honey required for the recipe is reduced. The style of Odin Mead is traditional in spite of its innovative characteristics, as the recipes including only water and honey are referred to as “traditional in style”.

AROMA AND TASTE

Odin Mead is of sweet, traditional style, with the characteristic of containing a 5% of alcohol content and carbonation similar to that of beer.

The taste is sweet and fruity with acid touches that balance its sweetness. A taste of honey, as well as subtle bitter or smoked touches are present in each sip as, depending on the seasonal kind of flowers, the honey varies to some extent. The aromas are fruity and floral, which match with the tastes present in your mouth.

 

Alc. 5% vol.
Size 33cl in glass bottle.
Style: sweet traditional.
Gluten free.

LOKI MEAD

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A unique mead because of its rich red and fruity colour, but made without fruit or artificial colourings. With its 7,5º of alcohol content, it will provide you with an interesting life perspective, showing  you the diversity of mead and its ability to liven up the mind, the soul and the palate.

CHARACTER

Loki Mead is of sweet metheglin style, with a 7,5% of alcohol content and a carbonation similar to that of beer, but with a rosy froth caused by the rich red colour of the drink. As with Odin Mead, it is bottled without preservatives and in a completely handcrafted way.

PAIRING

To accompany this mead, a combination of slightly intense flavours is needed. It could be a good accompaniment for instance for a cheesecake or a brownie. The perfect occasion for drinking it would be in between meals, with the dessert and, of course, while partying.

AROMA AND TASTE

Its taste is fruity but less sweet than that of Odin Mead, while showing touches of honey that get lost among the flavour of red berries simulated by the product’s recipe. Loki Mead’s most important characteristic is that, in spite of the fact that it seems to be made with red berries because of its colour and taste, it does not contain any kind of fruit or artificial colouring or flavouring.

The honey used in its production comes from the region of Cuenca and contains a high percentage of lavender and rosemary, as well as other wild flowers. As with Odin Mead, depending on the seasonal flowering, the honey can show certain nuances that will provide it with subtle, almost imperceptible touches because of the dominant flavour in the recipe.

Alc. 7,5% vol.
Size 33cl in glass bottle.
Style: sweet metheglin.
Gluten free.

THE SPIRIT OF MEAD

Mead is an ancient artisanal drink, possibly the first alcoholic beverage mankind ever tasted since honey is one of the few raw materials that were available to primitive clans for brewing alcoholic drinks.

Its basic recipe contains only three ingredients: water, honey and a third element which contains the magic that will start fermentation.

 

Our mead is totally artisanal, made without automated processes. We use 100% national and local raw materials, supporting regional markets and small beekeeping farms.

El hidromiel es de las bebidas alcohólicas con mayor diversidad de sabores, se puede elaborar con cualquier tipo de fruta, cereales, hierbas o especias.

BOILING

We boil water in a big marmite to which we will add our top-quality ingredients. The marmites are equipped with engines that stir the content***. Once the water and the honey are properly mixed, it’s called ‘must’.

At this point, the final mixture must cool down to start the fermentation phase. To this end, we use a plate heat exchanger that transmits the must’s heat to an attached circuit filled with water***. The cooling process must be as quick as possible to better preserve the flavours and aromas of honey.

An interesting piece of trivia: marmites used for boiling were traditionally made of copper, but this has changed over time to stainless steel due to health standards.

FERMENTATION

The cold must is poured into a container to start the fermentation; a good strain of yeast, an essential element to the production process, is selected and added to the mixture.

Mead will take 9-21 days until it’s ready for bottling depending on the recipe.

Traditionally, people entered fermentation cellars with a lit match; it would go out in the presence of CO2 , which revealed an absence of oxygen that impeded combustion and could be lethal.

BOTLING

Before bottling, we’ll add honey to the container so that, when the liquid reaches room temperature again, a second fermentation starts inside the bottle, which will produce the gas and the foam. Last but not least, during the bottling phase it is necessary to cool down the container to a temperature close to 0º so that the yeast isn’t exhausted while transferring it to the bottle.

In this phase, it is important that the room temperature is adequate for the yeast’s second fermentation. Once the mead starts sparkling, the product can be labelled and stored until its distribution.

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