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Love mead? Of course you do, this honey drink is one of the oldest known alcoholic concoctions in the world and the stuff that is said to have pleased even the gods! Then you know it's the perfect gift to yourself or someone else you have to get a gift for.
This Traditional Mead is smooth and sweet with a deep, lingering honey flavour that's perfect for any occasion, be it celebrating that it's Wednesday or a gathering.
Mead was a very popular drink in Viking times, deeply integrated into their religious and cultural life. According to Viking legend, mead originated when two warring factions of gods signed a peace treaty and spit into a bowl to seal the agreement. (this mead is god spit free though). From the bowl was born Kvasir, the wisest of all men. Kvasir met his death at the hands of a pair of dwarves, who collected his blood, also known as the "Mead of Poetry". The mead passed from the dwarves to a giant. When Odin, the Norse god, learned that a giant held the mead, he ventured down to the giant’s lair, seduced his wife, and obtained the mead by transforming into an eagle and swallowing it. Norse legend also states that when warriors arrive at Valhalla in the afterlife, they are rewarded with a draught of mead served by beautiful maidens. Our modern term “honeymoon” refers to the Nordic practice of giving newlywed couples 28 days’ worth (literally one lunar cycle) of mead. We could go on and on about mead all day, usually over a bottle of mead...
This gift set comes in a black box and complete with one horn cup that's just perfect for serving up your mead when served cold. This amazing hand crafted tumbler made from real horn is exactly what you need to make your fine dining a lot more Viking! It's the perfect size to host your mead or to use as a regular cup for your little Vikings too.
The cup's bottom is made out of wood which is sealed on the inside to make it watertight.
The cups are natural hand crafted items and there will present variation in size, shape and colour. Small marks/imperfections from manufacturing or the animal's life are normal and to be expected. All cups are perfectly sealed to hold mead or the liquid of your choice and you can see the wild variation in colouring in the gallery. The cups are chosen at random. We do our best for them to be similar but that is not always possible.
1 x Mead bottle (350ml)
1 small horn cup
Cup capacity typically 50ml-100ml
Cup Height: Approximately 7-10cm tall
Dispatch time 3 - 5 working days
Horns are by-products of the meat industry. Our horns are salvaged from this so instead of going to waste, they are cleaned, reconditioned and turned into a beautiful vessel to start a new life. Each is handmade and unique. All our horns are cleaned, sculpted and polished by our craftsman to a beautiful finish and are safe to drink from.