Mead (rhymes with need) is a gluten-free alcoholic beverage created by fermenting honey with various fruits and spices.
Mead, often confused with beer or wine, is unique in that it's made by fermenting honey. Previously reserved for kings and royalty, we're bringing back this ancient beverage in a modern avatar.
As part of the MeadLAB series, we are always creating different kinds of handcrafted small batch, gluten-free meads using natural honey and unique ingredients, at the Meadery.
Made using Multifloral Honey, pink and white guavas & Naga ghost chillies, this Mead is a tropical delight with fruity guavas on the front palate & subtle heat on the after palate 🌶
Label Design: @saahir_shetty
Made using Orange Blossom Honey, orange peels, cacao husk & cocoa powder. This Mead is a delightful pop of flavour🍊🍫
Label Design: @nikhil_more
Made by ageing our Apple Cyder Mead over bourbon infused French oak chips, this Mead has a subtle honey backbone with a mild bourbon finish & hints of oak on the after palate 🥃
Label Design: @bhattchin
Made using Multifloral Honey, Kesar Mangoes & Guntur chillies ‑ this Mead is a summertime classic 🥭🌶
Label Design: @mr.raulmaniac
Made using Kashmiri Apples, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cloves, & rum soaked raisins ‑ this Mead is Christmas in a bottle 🎄
Label Design: @asdswow
A small batch, limited edition Mead made from single origin honey sourced through the Moonshine Honey Project. This batch of Project X has been made from Sidr Honey, sourced from our own beeboxes from Pali, Rajasthan.
Label Design: @junglegymstudio
The freshness of Kaffir Lime and a symphony of the sweetness from honey and mellow heat from the Ginger - If you appreciate South East Asian cuisine, this Mead is for you!🍃
Label Design: @nupurfireworks
Made using Multifloral Honey & spiced rum-soaked pineapples grilled over coal, this Mead is a one-way ticket to the Caribbean 🍍🏖
Label Design: @karanleomes
A hit of fresh Kokum that makes your mouth pucker, balanced out by pink salt, with an undertone of ginger married together by sweet honey. This Mead always leaves you pining for more.
Label Design: @enthu_nugget
Ever since we brewed our first meads in 2014, we knew that the quality of honey matters - most commercial honey did not ferment well, while honey sourced directly from beekeepers did.
And so began our search for quality honey - from the hills in Uttarakhand to the forests of Nilgiri, we look for beekeepers who source responsibly and don't compromise on quality.
We believe that the spirit of our mead craft is best conveyed by independent artists and designers. Each label was crafted with passion.
Anand RK, an illustrator and graphic novel artist is best known for his work on the book - Grafity’s Wall, a coming of age story set in Mumbai's street culture. Anand is passionate about storytelling and is usually seen carrying multiple sketchbooks and sketching in public places, which is how we chanced upon him - we noticed him by himself in a coffee shop, sketching us! We got chatting and stayed in touch for nearly a year, with the hope of a collaboration. Once our label framework was in place, we finally got a chance to check that box and commissioned Anand to design the label for our flagship - the Apple Cyder Mead.
Sachin Bhatt loves creating strange images that can cause one to be weirdly amused or slightly uncomfortable. He works with blankfound as an album art illustrator for the independent music scene in India, with his sister. Being a musician himself, a lot of his artworks relate to the moods and emotions he sees while listening to music. He has an undying love for water closets, chicken wings, and electro-synth pop musik! For more of his work, visit www.bhattchin.com or @bhattchin.
Remember Nikhil More? The founder of @junglegymstudio and the man behind our Traditional mead label! Well, he's designed the Clockwork Orange inspired Chocolate Orange Mead label too! If you have seen Great State Ale Works, Mantri cards and Independence Brewing company, you will realize that his style focuses on story-telling.
@asdswow is a premium boutique design consulting company based in Mumbai. They've worked on brands like Rubberband products and Taj, so imagine our surprise when they agreed to work on our first brand identity - the iconic 'Mm' Under the new identity, we were looking for artists to help design our first MeadLab and felt it only fitting that @asdswow helps us with the first one - the Christmas Apple Pie Mead
Mumbai based Aniruddh Mehta, popularly known as @thebigfatminimalist, is many things. A designer, visual artist, art director, DJ and more. He enjoys working with primitive shapes and patterns which made him a good candidate for a moonshine label. He's known for his work on projects such as the Sacred Games on Netflix, the Taxi Fabric and Red Bull amongst others. He uses his art to give himself space to breathe in the city that never rests.
Karan Kumar is an identity designer and Illustrator from Mumbai, India. He is the brainchild behind the design podcast @wearefollow_ ,where he runs interviews with some of the most creatively gifted minds in India. There are many sides to Karan’s endeavours when it comes to his professional practices, but best believe that the apex of his creative pursuits lie at the intersection of illustration and graphic design.
Saahir Shetty - @saahir_shetty is a part of the super creative team back at @junglegymstudio, and has been an integral part of our branding journey; communicating our language through his beautiful creatives. When it comes to design, he loves the caricature approach taken by comic/graphic books and tries to experiment with that. The Raging Parrot is his brainchild!
Our designer for the label is Nikhil More, the founder of @junglegymstudio, a boutique design agency filled with creative minds. He is pretty much style agnostic and likes to think of himself as a conceptual designer who forms a story/concept on whatever is thrown his way. When he's not designing, he likes to spend his time with his family and animals amidst nature.
Rupam Raul's superpower lies in the fact that he doesn't subscribe to any particular design style and is always excited to work on something new. He believes that this helps him avoid falling into a creative rut and we couldn't agree more! When Rupam isn't experimenting with design, he is learning the science behind 3D software or stirring up a delicious meal for himself! We can't wait for him to pair the mango chilli with his beautiful dishes!
Nupur designed this label to radiate the vivid overprinted handmade vibe that reflects the bright flavours of Kaffir lime and Galangal. The bees represent the real honey that goes into making Meads. We love how this label takes a completely different direction from all of our labels so far - something we enjoy and look forward to by working with different artists for all our labels!
Sagarika is an architect based in Mumbai with a keen interest in urbanism and graphic design and an even keener interest in biryani! We approached Sagarika to design this label way back in the beginning of 2020. And then the first wave hit. And so when she ended up designing this label during the first lockdown, like a lot of us, she imagined herself at a happy place - on the beaches of the Konkan. In her mind, she saw a ginger-haired woman (quite literally), walking along a warm, sunny beach while looking for a cold refreshing beverage to drink. She chose a bright colour scheme to make the label really pop, adding a texture to give the pop art design a more retro dimension
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Hear these a-mead-zing reviews, hope you like our meads as much ;)
I’m particularly fond of the Apple Cyder Mead and the Traditional. Mead is a refreshing break for me from the regular run of the mill beers and wines.
Moonshine Meads are beautifully crated by passionate people and is pure art in a pint. The Guava Chilli, Coffee and Grilled Pineapple Meads are my favourite and lifelines anyday.
It was love at first sip for me with Moonshine. I’ve tried all the flagships and the Christmas Apple Pie Mead made my last Christmas memorable - truly a must try for anyone who loves a cinnamon-ey beverage.