Mead Shop

Owning a craft meadery goes hand in hand with experimentation and trying new recipes and styles. The Cape Town Meadery is no exception to this rule. Our different style meads fall into two ranges; our !Karri Range and our Reserve Range.

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Premium Range

Our premium products turn into something extraordinary over time. Produced in limited numbers these delicious meads have an exceptional taste profile. Our flagship product is derived from the legend of the first meads being the tears of gods (representing wisdom). Melaurea is our company’s contemporary take on our civilisation’s most celebrated and ancient tradition or “Nectar of the Gods”.

Melaurea is a traditional dry Mead with a bubbly twist. Produced using honey, water and yeast and the age old Methode Champenoise. Secondary bottle fermented for 12 months. Often compared to the very best, old French Champagne in flavour profile. Distinct rich honey and herbaceous fynbos flavours with a light buttery smokiness and caressing warmth on the palate that comes with passing of time. The bottle fermentation gives beautiful depth on the nose and palate; with fine lingering bubbles adding finesse and subtle aromas. Delectable umami undertones.

ABV: 12 %, Volume: 750 ml, Sweetness: Brut

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Our reserve brut Pyment is a singular marriage of sustainably sourced African Wildflower Honey and ripe Chardonnay grapes, from the Stellenbosch region in South Africa. The honey and grapes are slowly fermented and barrel aged for 18 months in French Oak for its full bodied flavour, distinctive buttery taste and spicy undertones, with hints of vanilla and coconut. The Chemistry of Delight is the perfect balance of grapes and honey in the most unique way, luring even the most wooded chardonnay sceptics to this pyment. Suggested serving temperature is 12 to 14 dC.

ABV: 14 %, Volume: 750 ml, Sweetness: Dry

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Named from the Latin word for ‘hive’, Alvearium gin is double-distilled from pure mead, the oldest alcoholic beverage known to man- or woman- kind. Fermented from the finest African honey and with the utmost respect to bees, our production uses only a fifth of the water used in traditional gin making. Alvearium is distilled at the Cape Town Meadery with an uncompromising commitment to retaining the natural mead flavours.

Enjoy with a splash of soda or tonic. You’ll see why it’s called “Nectar of the Gods”.

ABV: 43 %, Volume: 500 ml

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Our Braggot Lager is a carefully crafted blend of selected honey, malted grain and oats, brewed to deliver a crisp and refreshing lager-style Braggot. One for the warmer climates on earth. A true triumph to modernise this middle-aged beer style into this easy drinking beverage for you to enjoy with anyone, anywhere, anytime.

Sold in cases of 12 cans. The price stated is per case.

ABV: 4.5 %, Volume: 330ml, Sweetness; Dry

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!Karri Range

In Africa the story is told that when rain fell onto a beehive, the honey and water would converge in a tree hollow and ferment. 20,000 years ago the Koisan discovered this golden elixir and named it !Karri, named after the “honey” tree.

Sweet Mead is the most popular version of mead. This traditional sweet mead has a dominant sherry nose, with beautiful floral aromas. Expect balanced warm, buttery rich honey taste on the palate. Made for those that like the enjoy the sweeter things in life.

ABV: 12%, Volume: 750ml, Sweetness: Sweet

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Our Dry Mead is also made with honey, yeast and water, this is more akin to an off dry Chardonnay, light and crisp with a reasonable acidity and a touch of sweetness. The perfect drink served chilled with a block of ice, ready to enjoy the African summer.

ABV: 12%, Volume: 750ml, Sweetness: Dry

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A traditional sweet mead infused with African birds’s eye chillies. !Karri fire mead will ignite your senses and deliver an endorphin rush that will compel you to go back for more. The honey sweetness will temper the experience to where it matters, so don’t be scared, just tame the fire.

ABV: 12%, Volume:750ml, Sweetness: Sweet

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The !Karri mead gluhwein or sweet mulled mead is a spiced mead infused with various spices and citrus. This is the perfect winter mead for cold days and evenings, sitting around a fire and sharing with friends. The best “ghluwein” you will ever taste. Open, warm up and enjoy!

ABV: 12%, Volume: 750 ml, Sweetness: Sweet

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The !Karri mead gluhwein or sweet mulled mead is a spiced mead infused with various spices and citrus. This is the perfect winter mead for cold days and evenings, sitting around a fire and sharing with friends. The best “ghluwein” you will ever taste. Open, warm up and enjoy!

ABV: 12%, Volume: 3 Litres, Sweetness: Sweet

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Gift Vouchers

Spoil a loved one with the experience of a mead tasting at our Meadery and let them discover why mead is the drink of legends!

With the elegance of fine wine but the creativity of craft beer, the voucher holder will taste our different varieties, ranging from our flagship MCC to our Pale Ale Braggot. We even have something for the gin drinker.

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