Brimming Horn Meadery wins silver at international competition

April 28, 2018

Milton is now home to one of the world's best traditional meads. Brimming Horn Meadery's Jon Talkington recently returned home from the Mazer Cup International Mead Competition with a silver medal in hand. Freya's Kiss won Brimming Horn's first commercial medal in the Traditional-Semi category.

In addition to competing, Talkington also judged some of the mead categories for the commercial and home entries.

The Mazer Cup International, based outside Boulder, Colo., is the largest and most famous mead competition in the world. It boasts more than 450 commercial entries and 700 entries for home mead makers. Meaderies from all over the world send in their meads for a chance to win a coveted medal from the MCI.

Talkington said, "I headed out to Colorado March 12-18 for the American Mead Makers Association Conference and the Mazer Cup International Competition.These two events bring out all the best mead makers from around world. It was an honor to judge the home mead makers competition and to compete in the commercial mead makers competition. I got to pour our mead at the Mazer Cup Mead Mixer, and we were very popular with the people attending. We sent out Svartalfar (black currant mead), Blushing Goddess (hibiscus, lemon and orange mead), and Freya's Kiss (traditional mead) for people to taste. Our Freya's Kiss ended up with a silver medal in the semi-sweet traditional mead category! I got to taste mead from all over the world including Germany, Poland, Mexico and the Ukraine. An amazing week of all things mead!"

Co-owner JR Walker said, "We couldn't be more proud of Jon and were definitely excited to hear the good news. He's been working day and night to bring some great meads to Delaware, and for him to win his first commercial medal at the Mazer Cup makes all the hard work worth it."

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