I decided to try mead one more time, but this time go with a commercial mead. I was surprised at the selection available. The "beer guy" said it's become trendy as of late. Most of the mead is brewed with other fruits and flavors, which I didn't want to start with. Ended up buying this one.
It has the addition of hops, so I'm hoping the honey flavor will still come through. Any other recommendations? The stuff can get pretty pricey. From about $15 up to $30 for a bomber.