Many congratulations to my good friend (and former DoD colleague / fellow author) Shauna Scheets and her veteran husband Will, who debuted the first commercial product of their meadery, Mythic Mead, yesterday at Boise’s North End Organic Nursery.
It’s a very Idaho-appropriate huckleberry mead, awesomely entitled “Huck Me.” I’ve had the pleasure of sampling both test batches and the finished product, and let me tell you, it’s positively delightful. It’s also as pure as you can get, utilizing no shortcut sulfites or added sugars and syrups – just water, honey, berries, and the yeast to ferment it, all locally sourced.
Mead, for anyone unaware, is essentially a wine made with honey instead of grapes. Though it’s a drink that’s been around for a long time (picture the iconic viking tossing back a horn), Mythic Mead has the distinction of being the first licensed meadery in Idaho. Exciting stuff!
If you’re in the Treasure Valley area, look for it in local retailers as it continues trickling out to shops (and it never hurts to ask your favorite place to stock it!). If you’re elsewhere in the U.S., and don’t want to wait for wider distribution, you can even order online!
If you’re a fan of sweet wines and get the chance, I encourage you to give it a try.
Take a sip of Mythic Mead, and savor the legend.