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Harvest Moon • Autumn '18
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Melchemy: ReWild • Traditional Mead — Cask(A)
ReWild
Traditional Mead
A
276
11/17
ingredients
— Cascade Mountain Water
— Wildflower Honey
— Toasted Oak Barrel Aged
tasting notes
— delectable wildflower honey nose
— delicate hints of toasted oak & bourbon
pairings
— delicate flavors, wild rice, salads
— white sauce, seafood, chicken, potatoes, sushi
— pumpkin, chocolate, caramel, whipped cream
Melchemy Meads are crafted dry: ReWild • Traditional Mead — Cask(A)

Taking this one back to the roots, our traditional is simply honey, yeast, and water. We allow the subtle flavors of the honey to take center stage, with floral and berry notes coming through hints of toasted oak from barrel aging. Appreciate the hard work of the bees in this selection, you taste what they chose! Enjoy at room temp or slightly chilled.

750mL [15.5% ALC/VOL]
ReWild • Traditional Mead •
Flavors (Cask A)
Wildflower Honey - Willamette Valley

Oregon's Willamette Valley is an agricultural cornucopia in one of the most fertile areas in the Cascadia bioregion. We use honey from this ecoregion derived from honeybees' pollination of mostly wildflowers and blackberry blossoms.

Bourbon Barrel Aged - American Toasted Oak

We allow many of our meads to age in toasted American Oak barrels used to age bourbon for multiple years. We acquired this barrel from Rose City Distilling in Portland. All bourbon barrels, have been toasted or "charred". Charring isn't necessarily done to create a smokey flavor, but done to change the nature of the oak itself, to yield the best possible reaction between wood and whiskey. Many of the flavors present in the original whisky aging can be subtly detected in our meads.

Cask Collaboration
For this flavor we decided to do a "test run" of our intention to partner with organizations and local groups around specific flavors we make. Our goal is to donate a percentage of proceeds from the sales of a flavor to a chosen organization which will then have an opportunity to partner with our own connected non-profit, Cascadia Education Project to do some sort of collaborative project.

As our first such collaboration we choose to partner with Rewild Portland, a local Portland-based non-profit organization whose mission is "to promote cultural and environmental resilience through the education of earth-based arts, traditions, and technology." We have felt that Rewild Portland is a kindred spirit to our business and non-profit and strongly support the work they do in connecting people to place and each other. We thought this flavor a perfect fit in that our bees whose honey is the highlight, inhabit a world between wild and domesticated, living out a legacy of contributors to agriculture and civilization, yet never far from going back to a feral existence in the forests and fields beyond the reach of humanity's control.

Check back to this webpage in the future for updates on the how some of the money from your purchases was used to support this great organization and get details on how the funded project is taking shape and who it's benefited.
Our bioregional address:
toward a new understanding of place
From the forested banks of Panther Creek a tributary of the Wind River watershed in the central Cascade Mountains within the Columbia River Gorge ecoregion of the Cascadia bioregion defined by the temperate rainforests of the North American continent a jewel on the Pacific Rim's ring of fire Earth