Novmber of 2002 I brewed a mead to give to my first granddaughter on her 21st. Based on the O G and F G from the honey it was about 17%. I then racked it to a secondary with five pounds of cherries and fermentation started up again.
I opened one last week. I could taste the cherries and honey nicely. It also had a nice warmth from the alcohal that was not hot or harsh, very smooth overall.
"I'm a man, but I can change; if I have to, I guess"
The man's prayer from the Red Green show on PBS>