Dansk Mjod Viking Blod Mead
The world's oldest fermented beverage made from honey has been a popular drink from Europe to Australia dating back to long before Viking Times. One of the earliest references to fermented honey can be found in the Hindu's of India's holy books, the Veda books, which date back 4000 years and possibly even earlier than that.
The oldest known recipe for mead to be written down in the Nordic countries was in 1520 by the Archbishop Olaus Magnus. The recipe comprised of water, honey, hops and brewers yeast, and concludes that "on the eighth day it may be drunk, but the longer it is left, the purer and better it will be."
Dansk Mjod products are brewed based on a recipe from about year 1700, and the ingredients are pure and 100% natural - guaranteed free from additives of any kind. Honey is the major and most important item in the recipe.
In order to establish this mead, Dansk Mjod has combined the traditional brew with dried hibiscus. In addition to the color, this spice adds an aromatic and floral aftertaste to this mead, like a good madeira.
Serve slightly chilled in a wine glass as an aperitif or over ice with fruits at room temperature in a Portwine glass. It is excellent as dessert wine, or for a winter warmer, heat the liquid without boiling and serve in a mug.