Originally Posted by jaymclean
I just came across 6 bottles of mead in my closet. I made them around November 2011, so I was wondering if they might still be good. They have been in a box out of the light, so hopefully that helped. Does mead age like wine or is it beyond aging at this point? Thanks in advance fo any input.
2011 ? Bloody hell, that's like, really ancient............NOT
Seriously, no it'll be fine. There's anecdotal evidence that mead improves for 7 to 8 years.
The reason why its often suggested that bulk is better, is because it doesn't or won't suffer any temperature swing extremes that could happen when stored in bottles so you get consistent results when bottling......