6 Best Indian Mead Brands Fit For Maharajas And Modern Connoisseurs Alike!

Indulge in the revival of an ancient elixir with these Indian mead drinks.

by Mallika Khurana
6 Best Indian Mead Brands Fit For Maharajas And Modern Connoisseurs Alike!

In the hallowed halls of ancient mythology, there existed a divine elixir, a drink reserved solely for the gods themselves—mead, the nectar of the heavens. For centuries, this ambrosial beverage remained shrouded in myth and legend, tantalising the imaginations of mortals who could only dream of tasting its heavenly essence. But lo and behold, the drink of the gods has returned to grace the mortal realm! Let us savour each sip of these amazing Indian mead brands.

Best Indian Mead Brands

1. Cerana Meads


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Cerana Meads is at the forefront of reviving the ancient tradition of mead-making, offering a diverse range of flavourful concoctions. Their meads are carefully crafted, using sustainable beekeeping practices and premium quality ingredients to ensure a superior drinking experience.

One of their standout offerings is the Pomegranate Vanilla Mead, a delightful blend of tangy pomegranate and fragrant vanilla. For those seeking something truly unique, Cerana Meads also offers the Blue Pea Lavender Mead, a floral and aromatic concoction.

Where: Mumbai, Nashik and Pune
Cost: ₹180 for a pint

2. Salud


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Salud Viking introduces drinkers to the world of mead in a convenient ready-to-drink format, with a modern twist. Their IPA-style, hop-infused mead offers a refreshing and distinctive flavour experience that sets it apart from traditional meads. One of the key highlights of this Indian mead is its premium quality and contemporary packaging, making it a standout choice for consumers looking for a sophisticated beverage option. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with food, Salud Viking’s bold flavour profile makes it a versatile choice for any occasion.

Where: Kerala
Cost: ₹170 for 375 ml

3. Moonshine Meadery


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Moonshine Meadery offers a range of handcrafted meads that showcase the versatility and complexity of this ancient beverage. From classic flavours to creative blends, Moonshine Meadery’s offerings cater to a variety of tastes and preferences.

One standout option is their Apple Mead, made with Kashmiri apples and multifloral honey for a semi-dry and refreshing flavour profile that is perfect for a sunny afternoon. Coffee lovers will delight in Moonshine’s Coffee Mead, which combines cold-brewed Arabica and Robusta beans with honey for a smooth and indulgent drinking experience. For those seeking something truly unique, Moonshine Meadery’s MeadLAB series offers small-batch, gluten-free meads made with natural honey and exotic ingredients.

Where: Mumbai and Pune
Cost: ₹220 for 330 ml

4. Stump Meads


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Stump Meads prides itself on brewing world-class meads using sustainably sourced honey and natural ingredients. Their range of flavours, inspired by the rich biodiversity of the western ghats of India, offers drinkers a taste of nature’s bounty in every sip. The Exotic Apple Mead is a standout option, blending organic honey with premium-grade Honey Crisp apples for a crisp and refreshing flavour profile. 

For a refreshing and invigorating option, Stump Meads offers the Lemon Mint Mead, made with organic honey, citron, and peppermint harvested from their own plantations. Each bottle of this Indian mead is a testament to the brand’s commitment to quality and sustainability.

Where: Maharashtra, Goa, Arunachal Pradesh and Karnataka
Cost: ₹1075 for 375 ml

5. Arkä


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Arkä offers a range of dessert meads inspired by the natural beauty of India’s landscapes. From wildflower honey to Jamun berries, each ingredient is carefully selected to create a unique and immersive drinking experience. The Arkä hOney mead is a luscious dessert option, characterised by playful tones of honey, hints of citrus, and floral notes. For a taste of India’s rich agricultural heritage, the Arkä Jamun mead offers a velvety texture and smooth finish.

Where: Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka
Cost: ₹1050 for 375 ml

6. No Label


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No Label Mead offers a range of handcrafted meads that celebrate the simplicity and purity of honey. Made by fermenting a mixture of honey and water, each bottle of No Label Mead is a testament to the power of nature’s finest ingredients. One of their signature offerings is the Original Mead, a blend of Indian litchi and multi-floral honey. For those looking for a more exotic flavour experience, No Label Mead will soon offer the Passionfruit Mead, made with litchi honey and passionfruit straight from Kerala. 

Where: Mumbai, Delhi, Gurgaon, and Pune
Cost: ₹150 for 330 ml

Discover the most exquisite Indian mead drinks crafted by the country’s top artisans.

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