So - it's in the bottle and labeled. But not ready yet - December/January I figure. It had a little "edge" on it...that I believe will mellow in the bottle.
For those interested in the "terminology". MEAD is honey wine. MELOMEL is honey/fruit wine. METHEGLIN is honey/herb wine.
I have to say I'm relieved to finally put that 5 gallon carboy away.....but I'm also brewing the next batch....IN MY HEAD for now.... I think I'm going back to a METHEGLIN. (Lavender, Thyme, Rosemary, Savory, Cinnamon.....)
I only hope the girls make me enough HONEY this year :)