According to their website this Apple Mead is made with a special mash of Indian Ladder Farms apples combined with fermented honey.
It looked seasonally appropriate for an almost fall evening. Something different then the usual wine or pumpkin beers (is anyone else already sick of hearing about these?)
This locally made mead (which Google tells me is the oldest form of alcohol?) is hard to describe.
On the tongue it is fizzy and at first inhale taste like cider, but goes down with a stronger, more fermented and alcoholic flavor. There is hardly any aftertaste, neither negative nor positive. Making it a comforting drink to cozy up with.
Sniffing the glass is scarily similar to paint thinner or rubbing alcohol, with a feeling of impending doom. Followed by the light fizz of a cider and the sharp hit of fermented….other. I’m assuming honey. The more I sip it, the more it reminds me of a heavier red wine, lingering in a heavier way than white wine or cider. Sometimes it felt uncomfortably like drinking perfume, other sips were more like a well crafted cocktail.
In summation, it went very well with my chicken soup (not to brag, but my chicken soup was pretty good stuff).
I would get it again. I will get it again. Maybe try the other varieties.