The final mead to be brewed at my current residence (unless I can figure out how to do a good one in only two months) has finally been bottled, after a three month brew. And to set the mood, why not play some very suitable music
As discussed previously
, this mead is an acerglyn, meaning it's made using Maple syrup, roughly two-parts honey to one part maple in this case. This has left it with a lovely dark aftertaste - it starts like any other mead, but rings with a distinctive maple note. As always, I have no idea how strong it is, but I'm fairly sure it's "sack strength", meaning it's over 14%.
I was a little more extravagant with the bottles this time, going for three different sizes and shapes:
- 75cl Captain Morgan bottles (2 off), suitable for providing mead to a whole office, as has become tradition.
- 50cl beer bottles (4 off), for general consumption at bring-your-own-bottle type events
- 30cl maple syrup bottles (2 off), for use as gifts or times where 50cls is a bit too much
And, of course, I knocked up a new label. It's based on the last one, but the dates now use tabular figures, rather than proportional, so the dots line up - not sure how I missed that last time.
I'm thinking of brewing "Viking Blood" next time,