Mead is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented honey. There are large number of varieties of mead, usually using some combination of herbs, spices or fruits. Mead can be made very sweet, but it can also be made exquisitely dry, or any level in between. Furthermore, like the variation in wines from different grapes, mead can also display a similar variation in flavour and complexity depending on the source of the honey. This makes mead a fascinating beverage and very unique.