Sale of 800 Gallons of Old Metheglin, March 1823.
Metheglin: Metheglin is traditional mead with herbs or spices added. Some of the most common metheglins are ginger, tea, orange peel, nutmeg, coriander, cinnamon, cloves or vanilla. Its name indicates that many metheglins were originally employed as folk medicines. The Welsh word for mead is medd, and the word “metheglin” derives from meddyglyn, a compound of meddyg, “healing” + llyn, “liquor”.
Metheglin occurs in the memoir of James Stanley Vickery as being used by his grandparents at Molloch, parish of Durrus, Bantry in the 1820s.