Originally Posted by motobrewer
also, it was a honey blend as well. so, I think that also knocks me out of show mead category
Actually a blend of honey can still be classified as a show mead, as long as it is honey, water, and yeast only. Using a blend can be a very helpful way of making a show mead as using some dark honey mixed in can provide a bit more nitrogen and mineral content to help the yeast.