What is Flaviar?
“Flaviar is a club of spirits lovers and enthusiasts who want to discover new drinks. To help in this quest, we send our members a tasting pack of new and exciting flavours every month.
We’re very, very, very, very… arrrrrrr obsessed with awesome drinks and passionate about connecting those that like to be flaviarized (we just made this one up; it means something like experiencing all sorts of flavours together with your friends). Of course we are a part of a bigger mission: change the way people drink, eat, taste. Nice!
Technologists, entrepreneurs, foodies, chefs, designers, DJs, filmmakers… These are just some of the folks who love what we’re doing. We appreciate that a lot! Because we strongly believe that quality and honest intentions matter, and that drinks should be enjoyed in good company and with style. What you drink is who you are and your home bar reflects that. By creating the opportunity for you to try out drinks you otherwise wouldn’t or couldn’t, we help you discover new remarkable drinks. There’s so much more than Jack & Cola. Let’s raise the bar a little bit.”
How does it work?
“Flaviar allows you to experience the best spirits from all over the world at a fraction of the regular price, helping you discover new drinks and promote a better and healthier way of enjoying drinks. Every month Flaviar members receive a hand-picked sample pack of five premium flavours (Whisky, Rum, Cognac, Gin, Vodka, Grappa, Tequila,…) selected by our experts and industry professionals.”
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The tasting pack I received featured 5 world whisky drams: Writer’s Tears (Ireland), Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban (Scotland), Amrut (India), Santis Malt (Switzerland) & Nikka Yoichi 10 Years Old (Japan).
To make the most out of this Flaviar experience, I asked a couple of friends to come over (who would say no to a whisky tasting night anyway ?) and organised a blind tasting session [ending up hidding the samples under the living-room carpet to avoid nasty cheaters… All classy and refined :)].
And what best way to share this experience with you than allowing you to take part in this blind tasting?
One simple rule: try to match each dram with the corresponding tasting notes! (Answers below)
Mystery Dram 1
Nose: Sweet, Citrusy, cough syrup and honey notes
Palate: Honey, apples, pears, hints of oak and malted cereals
Finish: Warming, sweet and long.
Mystery Dram 2
Nose: rich with candied fruits, smoke, bee wax and nutty hints
Palate: peat, solid wood (like your grandma’s parquet floor), plums, honey, figs, netherlands-style waffles
Finish: elegant with slight peat and caramel
Mystery Dram 3
Nose: well-balanced and refreshing with summer fruits, apple and floral hints
Palate: nougat, iced mint, orchard fruits
Finish: medium-long with candy notes
Mystery Dram 4
Nose: very fruit-forward (peaches, apricots…) with vanilla custard, peat smoke and a hint of nutmeg spice.
Palate: sweet and silky, slight peat, oak, fruits
Finish: pleasant oak notes
Mystery Dram 5
Nose: wood, grain, banana, medicinal notes
Palate: vibrant, zingy with tropical fruits and warm spices
Finish: medium-lenght and bitter
Mystery Dram 1 : Writer’s tears
Mystery Dram 2 : Santis Malt
Mystery Dram 3: Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban
Mystery Dram 4: Nikka Yoichi 10 YO
Mystery Dram 5 : Amrut Single Malt