Originally Posted by fatbloke
IMO there's little point using a quality varietal honey if you're using a recipe with fruit/spices/herbs etc as they will virtually always mask the subtle tastes that you get from varietal honey traditional meads.
+1. I'm with fatbloke on this one, save your pricey varietals for show meads. I'll use clover or alfafa for melomels, but I've given up on "wildflower" honey; it might be good in some areas, but here the wildflower honey just doesn't make good mead & I won't use it. Regards, GF.