Have you heard about Flaviar?
You could say they are the tasting pack people and they recently sent me some of their whisky samples to demonstrate their subscription service.
The five malts sampled were:-
- Flaviar Writer’s Tears Irish Whisky
- Flaviar Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky
- Flaviar Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban Scotch Whisky
- Flaviar Nikka Yoichi 10 Year Old Japanese Whisky
- Flaviar Santis Swiss Peated Whisky
Flaviar was founded back in 2012 by three friends who were all spirits enthusiasts. They used to meet up for spirits tastings, which gradually led to the idea of spirits tasting packs that would enable everyone to do the same.
Fast forward to the present: Flaviar now creates Tasting Packs and each month, their experts select 3 awesome spirits, selected from all over the globe, which are then sent out to Prime Members in 45 ml bottles.
Membership is completely flexible and members can decide to skip a month if they wish.
Flaviar also offers a selection of full-size bottles to enable everyone to discover the world of spirits and learn how to build the best home bar.
If you’re looking for Gifts, Flaviar also has a 2 months subscription gift for under £40, where the buyer can choose the first month’s pack and also add a personal message.
To accompany this Flaviar has a Free app providing a wealth of information on drinks. One section of the App is The Flavour Spiral which is Flaviar’s innovative way to visualize flavours that can be found in a drink.
After having worked for almost three years on finding the perfect way to visualise a drink’s flavours, their dynamics and gathering data, we are convinced that the Flavour Spiral is what drinkers of fine spirits have been missing.
– Grisa Soba: Flaviar co-founder
Here are my tasting notes on the first dram …
Tasting Notes – Flaviar Writer’s Tears Irish Whisky (40%)
Writer’s Tears is an Irish whiskey produced by Walsh Whiskey Distillery Co. It is made using a mix of single pot still and single malt whiskies.
It won a Silver in the Irish Single Malts/Pot Stills category of the 2014 International Spirits Challenge and was the Winner of the Irish Blended Whiskey of the Year in the 2013 Irish Whiskey Awards.
Nose: Honeyed golden colour. Sweet caramel and vanilla nose laced with tropical fruits.
Palate: Light mouthfeel. Tropical fruits coupled with smooth, honey sweetness.
Finish: Warming finish, quite long and satisfying with a nice mix of spice and sweetness. The fiery spice and pepper grows quite substantially as the number of sips grow! Slight hint of grapefruit at the end.
Overall: A very pleasant, sippable whiskey and perfect fireside fare. I’d love to taste the cask strength version of this dram as I suspect the added Oomph! would catapult this whiskey into the ‘can’t stop sipping it league’!.
I’ll be reviewing the other whiskies in future blogs 🙂
Many thanks to Flaviar for sending the samples!