Hierophant Meadery Part 1 of our 3 part series where my guest, Mark Zambron, and I taste two meads from Hierophant Meadery. One is a Chai Session 6.5% ABV metheglin with Reishi mushroom and the other is the Mazer Cup 2016 Gold Medal winner, Hawthorn/Tulsi 12% ABV metheglin. Fantastic! Be sure to look for Parts 2 and 3 for all six of the meads we tasted from this high quality meadery.
Hierophant Meadery is owned and operated by Jeremy and Michelle Kyncl out of Mead, Washington (great city name!) Jeremy is the mead maker while Michelle is the “mover and shaker” of the operation. They are also Herbalists and in their love for plants they specialize in making metheglin, which is mead made with herbs and spices. As a result, they excel at creating mead with complex and exquisite aromas and flavors.
Chai Session mead…Reishi mushrooms, local botanicals & Masala Chai at 6.5%, this carbonated mead is a special winter treat!
Hawthorn/Tulsi mead…drawing from research into the oldest-yet alcoholic beverage from China, this mead combines the cidery acidity of hawthorn berry with the sweet-savory spice of holy basil. The results have a complex, enticing nose with hints of clove and basil combined with the indescribable hawthorn. Bright body with spritely acidity and lingering finish.
Check out their list of meads offered at… hierophantmeadery.com
Mark Zambron is a certified BJCP Beer and Mead Judge who has a well trained palate and an excellent ability in articulating what he tastes.
Check out the Mazer Cup International Mead Competition at… mazercup.org