Well, the mead that I've tried is from California, the brand is Chaucers. I found a liquor store here in KC that has 4 or 5 different brands. 2 brands are from Poland!
All I know is that it's really different. But then I like drinking "different" things. My favorite libation is Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter, and I like having good chocolate chip cookies, along with Young's Double Chocolate Stout!
But this mead is really something else!
I may have had a bit of mead at some time.
Lagers and pales are my preference.