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Is It Legal to Make Your Own Honey Mead?

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In most countries, like the US, Canada, and Australia, homebrewing of beverages such as wines, beer, and mead is legal. However, it is illegal to distil alcohol without an excise manufacturer license. You need to get permission from the Australian Taxation Office to own, possess, dispose of, buy, sell, import or manufacture a still of more than 5 litres capacity.

Since mead is also an alcoholic drink, you may need to check with state liquor licensing and health agencies.

Honey mead has been brewed for more than 7,000 years starting in Northern China. It became a “Drink of the Gods” because of its delicate and delicious flavour. It’s an alcoholic drink made by fermenting honey with water and adding yeast to eat away at the sugars to produce the alcoholic drink. 

Generally, homebrewing of mead on a small scale for personal, non-commercial purposes. But you need to get a license if you intend to produce more than 5 litres and plan to sell it on a commercial scale. But giving them as gifts under the specified quantity is just fine and no need to get a license. Better yet, consult with Australia’s local taxation office and its liquor licensing and health agencies.

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Buy Mead Australia

One of the more well-known honey mead manufacturers in Australia is Honey Wines Australia. What makes us unique is that we are not only mead makers but also beekeepers. We produce our own pure honey for use in our production of our premium quality honey wines. Our hard-working bees visited around one million flowers to produce each bottle and flew 44,000km.

Our meadery is located in the Hunter Region of NSW with shipping to your door anywhere in Australia. As well as selling online direct to the public, we are also wholesalers.

For orders over $149, we offer free shipping anywhere in Australia!

Nothing tastes better than locally grown and produced Honey Mead especially made in Australia. So, what are you waiting for? 

You can buy mead online in Australia excellent quality from Honey Wines Australia now!

Honey Wines Australia is just one of the very few commercial meaderies in Australia selling mead in 750ml bottles instead of 375 or 500ml.  We offer free delivery for any orders $149 and over anywhere in Australia!
You also have the option to buy 5 bottles or more and get free delivery!

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