Myth: Bees go to heaven to get honey, then they bring it back and put it in hives for the exclusive purpose of providing it to us so that we can make mead out of it.
Fact: Yes, according to Ken Schramm, author of The Compleat Meadmaker, this was a genuine belief. Actually, we’re only taking it on his good word that it’s a myth at all. Maybe that is where bees get honey. Hell if we know.
Disclaimer: All Thursday Fun Facts are culled from millennia of texts as well as random statements around the internet and they are also made up. They are only facts in the loosest sense of the word (or possibly not at all). Please note the dearth of citations.
Nice balance of the cinnamon and vanilla. The heat from the peppers isn't very strong. Color reminds me of some of the meads I've tried when I first started drinking mead
The perfect mead to ride our current epic California storms. This Crisp, refreshing mead has helped me ward off cabin fever and focus on better weather ahead. I'm saving the majority of my order for springtime frolicking in fields of green grass.
I love Nordic Farmhouse so much I would marry it! My favorite flavor profiles are sour and sweet, and this festive mead is very refreshingly tart! I especially love to drink it and serve it to my guests at the cranberry holidays (ie. Thanksgiving and Solstice/Christmas)!
Lovely golden color.No off smell to this one. Definitely notice the cinnamon flavor. Very refreshing.
I’m not getting the snickerdoodle/fall notes others do, but to be fair my palate is not the most refined. It’s a brisk lightly flavored mead to me, but I can’t pick out any particular flavor(s). It did help me through a good portion of the latest crossword, however. Going to let the rest of the pack sit awhile - sometimes aging is the secret formula to mind blowing mead. Will update down the road.