jeff... don't know if you ever had any of it, but after Fred Buhl closed down Screaming Viking, we sold some fireweed honey mead at the Medieval Faire. It was made by Kate from Seattle (blocking on her name and the name of the mead), she used to attend the NHC regularly. Anyway, I'd agree with Tom's assessment. Dispite the name, it isn't fiery or spicy. But had a very nice character - soft is a good descriptor, but soft in a very positive way. It's a honey I'd use if I had easy access to it.