MEADS

Ginger

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, grated ginger.

375ml Bottle – $18

The Statement

The best Traverse City Balaton cherries & twenty years of experience come together to make this signature mead.  It is impossible to have just one glass- a true exploration of the depth of flavor can be had in this dark-fleshed cherry which originated in Hungary. Ken Schramm has been growing Michigan tart cherries for over twenty years and this mead has gone through more than a dozen iterations in that time.  Living up to its name, this mead’s expression of genuine cherry flavor truly makes a statement.  The delicate balance of sweet honey and tart cherries make this mead a natural complement to chocolate and sharp cheeses.  The Statement pairs well with grilled pork, and makes a terrific reduction sauce for desserts.

375ml Bottle – $20

Blackberry

This earthy, brightly acidic mead balances the berries’ slightly smoky, plummy notes, a medium sweetness and the lingering tartness of this delicious bramble. Made with raw, unfiltered honey & whole blackberries this mead is intensely fruity with balanced acidity and earthy aroma.  This hand-crafted medium-sweet mead pairs well with creamy cheeses, duck, veal, and good company.

375ml Bottle – $20

Raspberry

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.

375ml Bottle – $20 (Out of Stock)

Apple

Schramm’s Apple has the simplest of recipes: fresh pressed apple juice & raw honey. More than 30 modern and heirloom apple varieties are pressed to create the best possible combination of apple flavors. This cyser pairs deliciously with chicken & turkey dishes or serve it warm with a splash of whiskey & a cinnamon stick for a delicious fall treat.

375ml Bottle – $26 (Out of Stock)

Blackberry Sec

This dry mead pairs exceptionally well with duck or a steak cooked rare.  It is vinous & earthy with all the blackberry aromatics you’ve come to expect from Schramm’s Mead.  Like many great wines but unlike most meads, our Blackberry Sec has undergone a malolactic fermentation to soften the acidity in balance with the lowered residual sugar content.  If you love wine and haven’t found a mead that suits your fancy then Blackberry Sec is for you.

375ml Bottle – $32 (Available)

Black Heart

Schramm’s Black Heart is a nearly opaque mead, made with black raspberries and premium honey. The distinctly acidic and earthy character of black raspberries lend well to pairings with sharp cheeses, creamy desserts and dry rubbed meats. This mead will age well for many years.

375ml Bottle – $40 (Out of Stock)

Black Agnes

This sweet black currant mead is named after one boisterous, Scottish wench. ‘Black Agnes’ successfully defended the Scottish Castle of Dunbar during a five-month siege by William Montague, the Earl of Salisbury.  Black currants have been grown in the British Isles for over five hundred years and used by herbalists since the middle ages, the amazing black currants in this dessert mead pay tribute to Black Agnes, our kind of girl.

375ml Bottle  – $28 (Out of Stock)

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 Schaarbeek 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 of Darkness pairs well with spicy grilled red meats, high quality dark chocolate, and blue cheeses.

375ml Bottle – $100 (Out of Stock)

The Statement Reserve

Made from 100% Schaarbeek cherries, the Statement Reserve has been referred to as ‘The Heart of The Heart of Darkness.’ It was conceived and crafted to be the purest embodiment of Schaarbeek cherries and premium honey used in its creation. It is compelling enough to be served without accompaniment, but is without peer when served with Belgian chocolate or New York cheesecake. 2013 Release – 36 Bottles. 2014 Release – Anticipated December 2014.

375ml Bottle – $100

 

RETIRED

Peach (2014)

This entirely Michigan made mead is very honey-forward, showcasing Tom Reed’s delicious Northern Michigan Wildflower honey. It lets the fruit sing the harmony instead of the melody with lighter Michigan Peach character. It features distinct caramel notes and a brandied honey and vanilla aromatic with medium to full body. It pairs well with fish dishes, including tilapia and orange roughy.

375ml – $22 (Retired)