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Moniack Mead

(75cl, 14.6%)

Moniack Mead

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Moniack Mead Bottling Note

Mead, one of the oldest alcoholic drinks in history, has seen quite the resurgence recently (find out more about that over on our blog)! Moniack Mead is a traditional honey mead, produced at Moniack Castle by Highland Wineries, through the process of fermenting honey. A fun mead fact: traditionally, after a wedding the bride and groom were given enough mead to last then one month, which is where the term ‘honeymoon’ came from!

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Smooth and warming with a certain dryness, prominent honey and caramel flavours without being overly sweet, along with light floral notes.

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Moniack Mead Reviews

Libation fit for the Gods.

A truly wonderful libation, one befitting a horn of plenty.....though I would recommend not falling prey to meddlesome games of the Jotun.
Capable of bringing the most darkened of hearts to project poetry of sorts. Though it may at times sound like the gibberish of an oafish creature.

7th July 2020


A superb Mead, served chilled it is both relaxing and stimulating at the same time in its initial taste and its secondary bite as it is taken down.

2nd July 2020

Yum yum yum!

Super gorgeous. Mouth watering especially when heated

15th June 2020

So tasty!

This is a lovely drink! So tasty! Ive had mead in Prague that was brewed especially for a medieval banquet, but this blows it out the water.

3rd June 2020


Over the many years of being in the re-enactment scene ive had many different variations of Mead. But I've always come back to this one. Its smooth,not too sweet and goes well after a long day.

4th May 2020

Smoothest mead I've tried.

Brought a few different meads on here, this one is the smoothest, and rich flavour one I've tried, brought 3 bottles, deadly stuff when ice cold, can't recommend enough.

15th March 2020

The Best Mead

Purchased this multiple times from here now and love the stuff. I have tried a wide range of meads and brewed it myself and nothing compares to Moniak Mead. It is incredibly morish and has a perfectly balance flavor. Highly recommend and I will be buying again. Has a great honey flavour and the perfect amount of sweetness in my opinion as I prefer a sweeter mead. Very easy to drink (you would not believe it was nearly 15%. Just a shame I cant get this from local supermarkets.

20th January 2020

Must buy!

Bought as a present for my partner as something different. He loved it! He has said that every month when he gets paid he will be placing an order as a treat. Hes flund his new favourite drink

29th December 2019

Soul warming with a wonderful honey taste.

An absolutely delicious Honey Mead. It is a shame I can only seem to get it in Canada around the winter holidays. I'm not a fan of many alcohols, but I can sip on this slowly all day.

16th December 2019


First mead I’ve ever drank. Been after a bottle for a while now and after reading reviews chose this one.
Really enjoyed the drink, sweet but not sickly. Would recommend to first time buyers of mead!

10th November 2019


Oh I've had this a number of times, and even visited the winery before it sadly closed. All of their products are delicious.

30th October 2019

Warming and relaxing!

Excellent! Just finished my first bottle 😀Feeling warm and very relaxed. Thank you!

14th September 2019

Great Traditional Mead, pick this over any other

I brew roughly 10 different Meads each year. From Traditional to Cysers, to various melomels so I feel I have a good knowledge of Mead and I can honestly say if you are going to buy a big brand, professional Mead then this is the one to go for. A slight dry hit but a sweet aftertaste making this a very balanced Mead. Would recommend this Traditional Mead over any others

14th July 2019

All you mead is love

Never had mead before, but I recently decided I couldn’t live my life without experiencing it and I’m glad I did. Strong honey smell and flavour. It is sweet but not sickly sweet. I too didn’t want added flavours etc. It’s made of honey so that’s all you want. Goes straight to your head, which may account for the various mead related puns in this review section. Basically it tastes like summer itself and I think I might order some more.

14th March 2019

Sweet, delicious and very moreish.

I bought this because I wanted to try an un-spiced mead. This did not disappoint.
Very sweet, very easy to drink and with (for me) no ill after-effects to look forward to for the day after.

Quite simply the nicest drink I have enjoyed in a very long time.

16th December 2018

Moniak mead

Brought for Christmas for my dad and the husband as big fans of mead and saw the good reviews on here so can't comment on the product but they came very well packaged and delivery was excellent.

13th December 2018

Best mead to drink with friends

This the best mead I have had and I have drunk a lot mead good price too 👍

23rd November 2018

Simply the best tasting "Proper" mead you will find.

This is by far the best mead I have tried, although I havn't tried all that many.
Zero wine smell, all honey with a hint of that "warming alcohol" scent.
Perfectly smooth on the palette with nice little pings of dryness and floral tones, zero wine taste.
Leaves a lovely little, almost tingly effect in the mouth that leaves you wanting more, followed by a smooth, mild warmth on the throat.
I definitely get the impression that this is a "true" mead, and not a pyment like other popular varieties.
This is definitely me mead of choice until/unless I find something better.

25th August 2018

Absolutely stunning.

Simy the best there is. If you don't know how mead should taste (or even f you think you do) then this is the one for you. All others pale in comparrison.

6th August 2018

Delicious and not too sweet...smooth.

A friend had procured a case or two for her wedding a few years ago. The mead was so smooth that I offered to buy one of the unopened bottles...she knew I hardly drank, so she gave me one. I’d love to find it here in the states.

25th June 2018

Very sweet

This was very sweet compared to some other meads I had in the US and a bit too heavy for me. Maybe a standalone dessert drink chilled in small amounts but not as light as fermented meads I've had before.

11th June 2018

Still probably the best mead I've drunk.

Just fantastic; I've tried as many meads as I can get my hands on as a viking and role-play enthusiast and I keep coming back to this as being silky sweet but never sickly, fine and not too sticky, good percentage and a lovely scent.
Buy it.

21st April 2018


First time I have ever tried Mead and it is absolutely delicious. Very nice honey taste and very smooth. Will definitely order this one again.

12th April 2018

My second favourite Mead.

This stuff is how it should be done. Crucially, this is not a Honey Wine (regular wine flavoured with honey), but an honest to goodness 'water, honey, yeast, time' Mead.

It's definitely sweeter than any wine, but not as sickly sweet as one might expect. Definitely worth trying if you're curious about this most ancient of drinks (also makes a cracking Wedding present, given the origins of the term Honeymoon....)

And yes, second favourite. My true favourite is dashed hard to come by though!

24th January 2018

You mead this in your life.

Found this originally in Canada on the day of my wedding. I bought six bottles to toast the ceremony with. Thanks to Master of Malt I can now remember that day well having my senses onslaught with its sweet goodness and rich notes. It's in my top three favourite meads of all time.

11th October 2017


Had this mead lots of times and it's my favourite so far

9th August 2017

Sumptuous honey drInk

A beautifully rich, bitter sweet drink, I absolutely adore this with ice.

10th July 2017


My husband loved it as an Xmas gift so I'm treating him to some more for his birthday!

13th May 2017


I'm normaly tea only. But I tried it at witchfest uk 2016. And I love it. Its my first and they set the bar high. As I tried others since and nothing compares to Moniack Mead. Keep up the good work. Brightest blessings to you

6th February 2017


I love it. It was my first and is the standard by which I judge all other mead.

14th January 2017


I have tried several, but this is truley the nectar of the gods..
Can we get it in the US ? I have not found any yet
Connie Wagar

5th November 2016

Excellent Mead!

Better than anything else I've had here in the States. Lovely sweetness!

16th August 2016

I love this Mead!

This was the best mead I'd ever had. I really wish it wasn't sold out right now.
Dear Master's of Malt, Please order more ! I don't want to buy the smaller bottle!

28th April 2016

Best Mead Ever

That is all.

13th June 2015

Not my kind of thing.

A little disappointed by this. I bought it because I had never tried mead before but it's far too sweet for me and also has an odd sharpness that I wasn't expecting. It has grown on me since my first sip and I'm sure I'll finish the bottle, but on the whole, it's just not my cup of tea.

31st March 2015

Not bad.

This taste very good, and will go good for dinner.

15th January 2015


As meads go, this is rich, sweet, and suitably heady. However, there were also strong notes of hibiscus/flowers and anise/licorice, both of which I highly dislike. For the person that enjoy these, good; for those like me who do not, undrinkable.

14th December 2014

Loved it

Have wanted to try Mead for a long time, found some of this in an LCBO in Ontario Canada. Absolutely loved it. A very slight burn and warmth in the tummy but nice and sweet on the tongue

27th November 2014

Just what I meaded :)

Never tasted Mead before but this was a pleasant surprise ! Great honey flavours, sweet but not too sweet, and nice warming feeling in the tum.
I will definitely be back for more soon. Full marks from me !

17th June 2014

The Only Mead Worth Drinking.

I stumbled upon this hidden gem of Scotland while traveling, and it has frankly ruined me for other meads. Unlike the weak, pale yellow meads that the US offers, Moniack is similar to a port wine in color and viscosity. I have had few occasions to import it to the US but I have considered it well worth the shipping.

14th June 2014

the best

Moniac among the vast campers I camp with is known as the best mead. Other meads so far don't come close and I am a connoisseur of meads, being aquanted with lyme bay, lindisfarne and lurghashalls lovely blends aswell as cornish and various others.

9th May 2014


I'd never tasted mead before, so i can't say how this compares to others. But i love it, even though i don't really like regular wine.

8th May 2014

Didn't really enjoy it.

I'm not a connoisseur but I did not really like the smell or taste of this mead. It reminded me of liquid, rotting fruit - though still in the acceptable range. The most enjoyable thing about drinking this mead is the buzz it gives.

19th April 2014


this stuff is the best. I will be stocking up for special occasions, it went down a storm!

6th January 2014

Moniack Mead - A Canadian Perspective

I have tried several meads over the last few years. I was ecstatic to receive a bottle of Moniack for Yule this year. I have to say I was bitterly disappointed. It was overly sweet (in a sugary way) to the point of wondering if they added honey after the fermentation process was killed by sulfiting it. And speaking of bitter what kind of crap honey was used to begin with is beyond me but the taste of it was absolutely horrid.

I will never by a Mead made by Moniack again and if gifted a bottle will promptly pour it down the toilet where it belongs.

26th December 2012

Very nice

I bought a bottle of this in Scotland while backpacking in 2004, and only opened it up a month or so ago. It was gone in 3 days. Delicious, absolutely delicious. Far better than any mead I've found here in the USA. Many thanks to Master Of Malt for having it, and offering international shipping!

19th October 2012

Scottish mead

First Scottish mead I've tried, fantastic colour, taste and speedy delivery.

31st May 2012

Better than any of the other

This was the first bottle of mead I ever bought - and the best. I have a bottle of Lindisfarne Mead and some Danish versions (they are mixed with beer) of mead. But Moniack beats them hands down!

4th April 2011

moniack mead

Deliciously sweet, rich and smooth. This is a true mead and nothing like the supermarket junk which is a poor substitute and fit for little besides pouring down the sink! Warming for the body and soul.

9th October 2010

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