EXCITING NEWS! Queen’s Reward Meadery @ 1717 McCullough Blvd, Tupelo, MS, owned by Geoff and Jeri Carter, are set to be the first Meadery in Mississippi!
Award winning Mead from Queen’s Reward Meadery is ahead of the curve. They are opening the first Meadery in Mississippi with a tasty form of wine that’s base is derived mostly from locally sourced honey. Although, it’s a new product to many, mead has been around for thousands of years, and is the first alcoholic beverage known to man.
A few months back I ran across their Facebook page where they were posting updates about their soon to be available mead and production facility. Since then, I’ve eagerly awaited every update, from bringing in production equipment, finding locally sourced honey, to creating the perfect showroom to present their new product. When the owners offered me a first look, I jumped at the opportunity!
Owner Jeri Carter is extremely knowledgeable about the history of mead. During my tour of the facility, she walked me through the first known origins of the sweet nectar, to finding the perfect locally sourced honey and flavor combinations for their award winning products.
Queen’s Reward Meadery is not only a production facility, but also a showroom for sales, mead tastings, tours, party reservations, and more!
To start, they offer several flavors of mead which can be purchased by the bottle or by the glass, perfectly blended batches of Scarlet Noir, Tradition Dry, Tradition Sweet, and Pucker Up. All are bottled by hand in Queen’s Reward Meadery by the Carter Family.
I had a tasting of all their current offerings and fell in love with this sweet nectar! To give you a taste of what’s in store, their Pucker Up version is a delicious lemonade mead with honey and lemon flavors. I was also given a taste of a new flavor of mead they are perfecting. Although they haven’t given it a name yet, it will take your tastebuds on a flavor filled journey!
Since they are the first meadery in Mississippi, most folks like me need a quick reference on mead. Each bottle is labeled with a brief history, a scale showing the level of sweetness, and how best it should be served.
Currently, their products can be purchased by the bottle for $25 each, by the glass for $6, or for $10 you can have a mead tasting which includes a Queen’s Reward Meadery glass which is yours to keep.
Ok, I know I’m the Local Food Guy and I’ve yet to mention eating out. Although they won’t be serving food, there will be food trucks on site occasionally. They’re also partnering with Tupelo 2 Go LLC so you can sit down and enjoy award winning mead with some of the best food in town offered by local restaurants serviced by Tupelo2Go! You can use the food delivery service via your cell phone or laptops made available at the counter for placing delivery orders.
For even more local excitement, I’m told that they are making future plans to host mead pairing events with local Chefs, live music, book signings, and more!
Folks, this is really exciting for our city and state! Our community is growing by leaps and bounds and I’m just proud to BEE 🐝 a part of it!
Learn about Queen’s Reward Meadery, opening dates, hours and more @ https://www.facebook.com/QueensRewardMead/
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