A staple of the British countryside from antiquity and a Fruit of the Druids, elderberries were harvested for their flavor and mystic benefits involved in Druidic rites, and later for the superior wines they produce, leading to the famous quote: “Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt- of elderberries!” Pairs with roast mutton, fish, pork, beef, rabbit, duck, pheasant, other wylde game, and the company of bristling Frenchmen.
Mead is honey wine, the most ancient of drynks, common to all cultures of the Olde World. Mead culture stretched from India in the East to the British Isles in the West. Mead is our inheritance from the Ancient Greeks and Romans, the stuff driving legends, Viking battles, King Arthur’s Quest, and taunting French soldiers.
MeadMaster Pete Wylde makes Mead as the ancients did, unfiltered and with real fruit. Bees make honey the same since the dawn of time. What you hold in your hands is your connection to our ancient forebears.
The tradition of giving a nuptial couple a lunar-month’s supply of Mead to ensure a “fruitful” union came to be known as the “Honeymoon”.
Logo art by Ash Dunn (UnicornsGarden.com), © 2008 Black Dragon LLC.
Label art © 2015 Black Dragon LLC.
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Black Dragon Meadery
Benton Harbor, MI
“Return to the Olde Ways”
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