Bungbarrel Spiced Mead was a brand of spiced mead produced by the Mina Meadery of Aynha from 1572 onward.[1] Having an alcohol content of 34%, hints of liquorice and cherry, it was matured in vintage oak barrels, and, according to the label, "bottled at [the] source."[1] It was registered with the Licensing Wizengamot of Great Britain.[1]

In 1996, Draco Malfoy had Madam Rosmerta, who he had placed under an Imperius Curse, send a poisoned bottle of this mead to Horace Slughorn,[2] thinking that Slughorn would in turn give it to Albus Dumbledore for Christmas. However, Slughorn kept the mead laying around until 1 March of the following year, when he offered a glass of it to Ron Weasley as a pick-me-up after Ron was dosed with Love Potion. Ron went into shock from the poison, and so Harry Potter shoved a bezoar down his throat, saving his life.


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Label Collection book included with the Harry Potter Wizard's Collection (see this image)
  2. "Le train Harry Potter à Nantes" on Bodhiguard 2.0 blog (in French)