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Björn - French Oak Aged Mead. 500ml

Björn - French Oak Aged Mead. 500ml

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BJÖRN (bear in Old Norse, the language spoken in Scandinavia during the Viking era) is the result of nine months of aging in tight-grain French oak barrels, previously used for three vintages of Californian red wine and then used as finishing barrels for the Canadian whisky Bearface.

You'll find notes of dried fruits, apricot, and pear. Perfect as a digestif. Serve chilled (8°C)

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Frequently. Asked. Questions.

What is Mead ?

Mead is an alcoholic beverage obtained from the fermentation of honey, it's a complex drink, with a very distinctive flavour. It is not a wine nor a spirit. A traditional mead can range from dry to sweet. Our Ragnarök is a dry mead (less than 10g/L) as it still contains some of the original honey sugars (less than 10g/L), even though most of them have been fermented out. Valhalla is classified as a semi-sweet mead (around 35g/L). Yule and Astrid are classified as sweet meads (around 45g/L).

How do you serve mead ?

Mead can be served at room temperature or chilled, depending on type. Dry mead can be chilled like white wine for a refreshing way to cool off, while a fuller-bodied or sweeter mead goes well over ice with a meal or neat as an after dinner drink. We recommend Ragnarök to be served slightly chilled.

Do I have to finish the bottle after opening ?

Not necessary. Our mead can be well preserved in the fridge up to 4-5 weeks after opening without losing quality.

How long will mead last ?

Most meads age very well in the bottle, some for 10 years or more. Mead keeps getting better with time. 

What's the ABV (alcohol by volume) on your meads ?

Most of our meads range between 13-14% avb. Ragnarök is 14% avb. Although, because of the ageing process in whisky barrels, you might get the impression it's a stronger drink.

Can you use mead in cocktails?

Most definitely. Mixologists are finding that mead is a great addition to many cocktails. For something unique try mixing a sweeter mead with a drier spirit such as gin.

Are you based in Canada? 

Yes we are! Proudly Canadian family owned business :)