Carroll’s Mead comes from Proud Country Cellars in Washingtonville, New York. It is a straight-forward, still, sweet honey wine with no frills and 8% abv. It came in a 750 ml bottle with bold, old-style text and a coat of arms on the label, with a little history on the back:
From an ancient family recipe… This was the special celebratory Mead of old served at weddings and homecoming feasts, given to honor the knight (warrior) upon his triumphant return. This Mead is sweet in style. According to legend, Sweet Mead was served to eliminate the bitter tase of battle. The “Blazon” on the front label is from the “Coat of Arms” of Carroll family of Ireland.
I like a little more of a description about the mead on the label. This bottle, like the mead was basic and fairly nondescript.
Clear golden appearance. Hints of apple in the nose, with slight acidic urine aroma. It tastes sweet, but not overly so. Has delicate flavors of apple and grape. It’s fairly light on the tongue given its sweetness, and finishes smooth. Overall, not much going on with this mead. It’s drinkable, but i probably won’t be getting it again.