My boyfriend was an OG Pips guy. He was getting bottles from Matt all the time, and gave me this bottle for my birthday last year. We've since broken up, but I have kept the bottle and would rather get it into the hands of someone who would better appreciate it than I. I like stouts, and meads are mostly not my thing. I'm guessing this is a batch 1 (or very early batch), as we have had it for awhile now. There are no markings on the bottle, but I know we have had it in either of our possessions for awhile now. It was always stored at 40 degrees F since he got it, and since he gave it to me.
I added a few more pics of both Pips bottles I have listed now, as per a request. The one with the code is the Find the Lady, which is hard to see and I cannot make out what it might mean. The Monte has no such etching. I do know we obtained them at the same time, and that they are well before when they had an actual meadery.
If you buy both, I'll ship them together in a two bottle shipper. I will cover shipping, but you will have to sign for the box.