Many of the meads at Rabbit’s Foot Meadery are aged in American Oak. This imparts subtle oak flavors in addition to a slow oxidation which enhances the body and character of the mead. Each mead will be sampled periodically and may age in barrel for as little as 6 months and as long as 10 years or more. Unlike typical grape wines, mead is notorious for its ability to age well beyond 20 years.If you stop by the meadery we may even pour you a sample of our 7 year old Mead of Poetry.
After aging for the desired amount of time, our meads are bottled and shipped to consumers and retail outlets across the country.
Tasting mead is much like tasting wine. However it is important to serve the mead at the appropriate temperature for the particular style of mead and in a glass that is complimentary to the style. Lighter dry meads should be served chilled and in a tall narrow wine glass, where sweeter and stronger meads can be served in a dessert wine glass either chilled or at room temperature.