Thursday, March 6, 2014

Just some random thoughts about our mead from our Global Sales Manager Adam!

The flagship of the Hidden Legend line up is without a doubt the Pure Honey Mead.
Our Pure Honey Mead has consistently been the best seller, and that in part is due to the simple nature, but complex flavor masterfully achieved by our head mead maker Ken.

We start with Montana Wildflower Honey; transform it into a golden, off-dry beverage with a balanced acidity that is easy to drink with a variety of meals.  We like to think of our Pure Honey Mead as a ‘Contemporary’ version of what many believe is the oldest fermented beverage on earth. By balancing the honey flavor with oak, tannins and leaving a slight acidity, we end up with mead that has the mouth feel of a white wine with the flavor of honey.

It kind of started as an accident. A pot of honey was warming on the stove and was forgotten about for a little too long. What we ended up with was a nicely darkened honey that makes phenomenal mead. The practice of darkening honey for mead has been around for centuries, and is called Bochet (bow-shay). 

Our dark mead has become a favorite amongst those who like dark strong ales, stouts and porters. Whisky drinkers have noticed nuances in our Dark Mead that they find similar to their favorite Scotch. We notice a slight malty flavor, and the darkened aspect of the honey almost lends a slight bitterness to the overall flavor. Carmel, peat, malt, smoke and honey are just a few of the words we have heard to describe our Dark Mead.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Buying Mead Online Shipping to more States

Buying mead online is getting easier. The list of states Hidden Legend Winery ships mead to is growing quickly. It is one of the most extensive list of states mead can be shipped to. The list of states we ship mead to will grow, but we are getting to the end of the available states to ship mead to. We will add as many as we can. Hidden Legend Winery ships mead to Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, DC, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. That makes 27 states and DC that Hidden Legend Winery can now ship mead to. Hidden Legend Winery also offers free mead shipping for all orders of 3 bottles or more.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Buying Mead Online

Figuring out the best place to buy mead online can be challenging. There are lots of options out there. If you have never bought mead before then there are a few things to consider. Just looking at the decision from a price point brings a few things to mind that should be considered. Hidden Legend Winery doesn't have the lowest price per bottle for mead online but when you look at our shipping options you will find that you can try a bottle of mead from Hidden Legend winery for less then anywhere else. Order 3 bottles or more and really enjoy savings with our free shipping option. You can get a bottle of award winning mead from Hidden Legend, delivered anywhere in the lower 48 states for $25.94. That includes shipping. Now lets take a look at some other website's prices: 1 bottle of Skyriver Mead to CA $35.17, to OH $39.98 1 bottle of Bunratty Mead on Google Shopping from $28.64 to $37.95. 1 bottle of Brotherhood Carroll's Mead from ShopRite Liquors with shipping to CA $29.95 to OH $32.15. Everywhere I look, a bottle of Mead is pushing $30 or much more. There are many examples you can check out. I only posted a few for brevity's sake. At Hidden Legend Winery we have kept shipping prices low by passing our discount with UPS down to you. Order 3 bottles or more and get free shipping. Visit Hidden Legend to see our selection. We currently ship to 27 states and DC. See our list of states on our website. Please shoot me an email at if you have any questions.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

License to Mead

Hidden Legend Winery now has licenses to ship mead to LA, IA, and ID. This brings the number of states we can ship to up to 21. See our complete list on our website. We will continue to work to add states. IL and TX are in the works now. If you are looking for a user friendly website to buy mead from, we have what you are looking for. We are now offering free shipping for orders of 4 bottles of mead or more. Check us out at

Monday, February 13, 2012

What is Mead?

What is mead? The basic answer is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented honey, but there is more to it. The U.S. government answers the question what is mead by saying it is "honey wine", probably because it is made by the same process as wine, but it deserves a classification of its own. What is mead? You ask? Mead can be sweet or dry, sparkling or still, and flavored with anything imaginable. Honey doesn’t oxidize like grapes do so mead doesn’t have to be consumed before the next morning, or you'll have to cook with it, like wine. A good bottle of mead will never make it to the next day though, because it will be gone. If you've never tried it before, visit Hidden Legend and order a bottle.

What is mead? Mead has a flavor and mouth feel unlike any other drink. Classifying it as wine doesn’t do it justice and it is not beer either. It is mead and is probably the oldest alcoholic beverage on the planet. Really wine and beer should be compared to mead, not the other way around. Mead should be the standard. The reason we can say that mead is the world’s oldest drink is answered in the question, “What is mead?”

Mead is fermented honey. Honey was the only universal sugar source. Bees make honey on every continent. Grapes, sugar cane, wheat, corn, potatoes, and every other sugar source came from specific regions and were not always as widespread as they are today. Mead can be traced back to many places. What is mead? Mead is the original, the one that all others should be compared too.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Buy Mead for the holidays

Hidden Legend Mead wine is the perfect gift this holiday season. Visit to check out our online store and our special holiday shipping rates. We are offering 50% off shipping for three bottles and free shipping for all orders of four bottles or more. Case and half case discounts are also available. Buy mead for the holidays. We are adding 5 new states to the list of states we can ship to very soon as well. Come visit Also check out our facebook page for coupons and new product information.