Black Heath Meadery
We buy our honey from all around Virginia. Our commitment is to re-create the world’s oldest fermented beverage by taking advantage of modern techniques and local ingredients. Today’s multitude of craft beverages has opened palates and tempts the curious to try new creations. The bright flavors of mead and its many variations promise to appeal to a wide range of consumers. Basic mead begins with fermented honey and water. The Muse is our traditional mead – it's the purist mead and the essence of the original mead. It is a 12 percent ABV all-honey mead that is available year-round. Using the same recipe (honey, water and yeast), we let the bees create unique flavors for each batch of the Muse. Flavors come from the yeast and from the honey, which is affected by the flowers the bees alight on for the pollen. The geographical area of where the honey was produced, the time of year and the amount of rain each add a layer of flavor complexity to the honey.