Schramm’s Ginger is a full-throated, unapologetic expression of ginger and honey. It is intended as an accompaniment to grilled or spicy Indian, Ethiopian or Thai cuisine, Grilled Korean mackerel, flavorful sushi and sashimi such as salmon, and dark chocolate. It is created with California Orange Blossom honey from Silverbow Honey in Moses Lake, Washington, and real, diced ginger.
An exploration of the depth of flavor that can be had in this dark-fleshed cherry which originated in Hungary. The Statement pairs well with grilled pork, and makes a terrific reduction sauce for desserts.
This earthy, brightly acidic mead balances the berries’ slightly smoky, plummy notes, a medium sweetness and the lingering tartness of this delicious bramble.
Schramm’s Raspberry is a raspberry mead made from whole Michigan raspberries and Orange Blossom honey purchased directly from Fruitwood Orchards, a New Jersey apiary that pollinates citrus in Florida. It is drinkable on purchase, but as a result of the high level of acidity in the berries, it can age gracefully for several years. It pairs well with grilled salmon, salads, and cheesecake.
The Heart of Darkness
The Heart of Darkness is our capstone mead. It is made from homegrown, hand-harvested fruit from Schramm’s orchard and berry patch. The cherries are of the Schraammbeek variety, an intensely flavorful, European morello type, the raspberries are Heritage and Latham, and the black currants are Crandall and Consort. Production is extremely limited, as the amount of care and labor which go into each batch is substantial. Much of the fruit is netted to prevent birds from eating what should be your mead.
This is a hand-crafted mead, if ever there was one. The mead is deep purple in color, has a dense fruitiness and a mid-palate with considerable tartness, and a long, lingering, balanced finish. Your empty glass will be very redolent of the honey component. The Heart pairs well with spicy grilled red meats, high quality dark chocolate, and bleu cheeses. Please drop a line with your pairing suggestions.