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ABOUT US

Heidrun wants to bring back the original taste of mead and honeywine, and everything around it.

We only select the best meads with no additions of dyes or other chemicals.

And this all at a fare price.

Woodworking


Together with our mead and rum we like to create things that strike the eye.

This is something that is achieved with our unique goblets and drinking vessels.

All hand made and unique with the best timber for the job

About Lindisfarne


Lindisfarne Mead has its roots in medieval days, when monks inhabited the island of Lindisfarne, also known as Holy Island. The belief was that if the soul was in God's keeping, the body must be fortified with Lindisfarne mead. However, more recent production of Lindisfarne Mead started in 1962, and now the mead and preserves made are sold throughout the UK and elsewhere.

IT'S ALL ABOUT HISTORY

Viking Age

793 is normally seen by scholars as the dawn of the “Viking Age,” a time of wide-ranging pillaging, conquest and empire-building from the fierce warriors of the north. Though it was not technically the first raid on British soil (that had taken place in 787) the attack on the wealthy and unprotected monastery-island of Lindisfarne was the first time that the northmen sent shivers of fear throughout the kingdom of Northumbria, England and Europe.

Vikings and Mead


For the ancient Norsemen, drinking was much more than just consuming alcoholic beverages. Drinking ale and mead was instead part of their ancestral lifestyle and had deep cultural and religious significance.

The mead was originally created following the signing of a peace treaty between the two families of Gods, the Æsir (Óðinn, Þórr…) and the Vanir (Freyr, Freyja…). To seal their bonds of friendship, all the Gods consecutively spat in a bowl, and from this bowl rose, Kvasir, the wisest of all men. Sadly, despite his incredible wisdom, Kvasir could not avoid an untimely death at the hands of two scheming dwarves who killed him and collected his blood which was the mead of poetry, Óðroerir.