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15 March 2017 @ 10:54 pm
mead update  
I emailed Julio's liquor and got the following response:

Unfortunately, Moniack Mead is not available through our distributors in Massachusetts. I did some digging and could not find any information about Moniack’s availability in the rest of the u.s. either. I did find a Mead Forum that mentioned someone having Moniack shipped to the U.S. via Canada, that was the best tidbit of information I could find. It sounds like a unique product as it is made entirely of Heather Honey and mead has become more popular of late, so I’m surprised there isn’t a U.S. importer. Best of luck on the mead quest and if you have questions about other Mead producers, don’t hesitate to ask.

So my one bottle is it until I go back to Canada which I have no plans to do anytime soon.

This entry was originally posted at http://forgotten-aria.dreamwidth.org/823027.html.
Jeredjered on March 16th, 2017 03:42 am (UTC)
Bummer. From the hobby perspective, have you ever considered brewing mead? My understanding is that it's one of the easiest fermented products to brew. I think proven used to make mead and cyser? At least, I think I had some of his at jcb's cider parties.
Someone I am is waiting for my courageforgotten_aria on March 16th, 2017 03:58 am (UTC)
The problem is I don't want just mead. I want GOOOOD mead, and I'm pretty sure I can't do that when commercial products in the US just don't compare to this stuff from the UK.
Jeredjered on March 16th, 2017 04:06 am (UTC)
Ah. I think I am under-experienced in good mead. I'll have to investigate UK mead when I am next in Canada (and will bring a bottle back should I remember).
Someone I am is waiting for my courageforgotten_aria on March 16th, 2017 05:15 pm (UTC)
Keep in mind it is sweet, so if you don't like sweet drinks, it won't be for you. Moniack mead is the stuff I've been raving about. Hope I haven't over sold it.
eub on March 17th, 2017 07:40 am (UTC)
(And the sweet style is tricky to homebrew, too, because what the yeast likes to do is to eat the honey-water down to a dry wasteland, so sweet mead usually involves killing the yeast and sorbating the mead.)