Before the gold lottery in Dahlonega, GA, miners were working in the same stream or small branch, when several got into a dispute over the possession of the mine, which ended in a fight and a number of men were seriously wounded. That became known as the Battle Branch Mine.
We did not set to make a barrel aged mead that people would fight over, but many are jockeying for position. Made with GA honey, raspberries, cherries, blackberries and a good dose of cocoa nibs and a little vanilla bean, we then slammed all this into a couple of chocolate rye whiskey barrels and let it sit for over 8 months.
At 16.5% it is sure to get you talking about possessing a glass or two of this delicious mead