I keep trying new things…that’s what the new year is about, right? So, I when I was at a new bar, there was the choice of Mead on the menu. Not something you see often, so I asked the bartender about it. He gave me a quick description. I wasn’t overly sold. Then, he said ‘oh, you have to try it, mostly because I am so trying to get rid of this bottle.’ Should that have been my first clue that I was not going to like this stuff? (yes, could be personal). So, he gave me a decent pour of Sap House Meadery’s Sugar Maple. I had the initial sip, then a couple more. An ice wine is what I could most closely compare it to. But I could not put a finger on the taste. After beyond, beyond deep thought (trust me), the only thing I could think of on this is that it tasted like the super dried seal of an envelope (don’t we eat/taste these everyday?). So, I was glad I got to sample this and check it off my list. I moved onto to something else.
If you have thoughts on Mead, please let me know. Would love to hear them.