1320 - Mellonia
Honey Spirit Aperitif
In the middle ages, when Poland was mostly dark forests and cold, harsh terrain, there was one thing the land brought forth in abundance: Honey.
A young tanner from the village now known as Giecz, whose name has been lost to the years, added a mix of spices with the oil from an orange skin, to spirits infused with honey. They named the drink Mellonia, for the ancient Roman Goddess of bees.
Today, we bring you our version of this heart-warming, intoxicatingly sweet mead recipe that has been passed down for generations.