Flaviar – Amazing Spirits – Just A Tasting Pack Away!
I previously tasted Flaviars’s Writer’s Tears Irish Whisky in my last blog and I’m now getting the chance to sample their Nikka Yoichi 10 Year Old Japanese Whisky.
The five malts to sample are:-
- 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
I’m not actually sampling them in the order shown above, it’s more of an un-scientific ‘whatever I fancy’ kind of selection process.
Flaviar recently sent me some of their whisky samples to demonstrate their subscription service.
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.
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. The fantastic packaging alone makes it an ideal present!
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.
Here are my tasting notes on the second dram …
Tasting Notes – Flaviar Nikka Yoichi 10 Year Old Japanese Whisky (45%)
Yoichi distillery has been producing whisky since 1934. It has it’s own cooperage and their hogshead barrels are made on-site using new oak.
Nose: Fudge and vanilla, sweet caramel. Fresh green apples and new wood.
Palate: Quite oily, hint of peat and smoke that’s soon washed away by lush sweetness. Fruit cake mixture.
Finish: Spicy, peppery and sweet finish. There’s also grapefruit with a touch of dry tobacco. The pepper is quite long and builds into a nice warming tummy glow!
Overall: A crisp whisky with a heart warming Fieriness to it that’s rather morish!
I’ll be reviewing the other three whiskies from the tasting set in future blogs 🙂
Many thanks to Flaviar for sending the samples!