A selection of Delicious Tasting Packs
If Ali was Cognac, Mike Tyson is Pomace Brandy.
One could say that Pomace Brandy is the equivalent to the American moonshine... But the Pomace, Marc, Grappa, Raki, Tsipouro, Orujo, Tropinovec have been around Europe and the Middle East for centuries, maybe thousands of years, who knows. Pomace is the pressed skins and seeds of grapes that are left over after the grapes have been pressed in a wine-making process. So wherever wine is made there’s also this fiery water. More
We don't have a favourite. We just respect what makes us go WOW!
Talking about Whisk(e)y is like poetry to us. So we listened with delight when Brian McGregor of Wingtip shared his Wow-ments on our Blog, and gave insights on the right choices of dram for the right occasions.
The Outlaws are coming.
The Brandy Bunch is a group of outlaws spread across the wider European territory. They are the infamous cousins of Cognac and Armagnac, who were unfortunately never invited to the party. Perhaps Monsieur Cognac and Monsieur Armagnac believe they’re not playing in the same league or something? Well, without being too judgmental, this is how wars are started. Just saying. More
Don't bother if it rains, it's all in the grains.
To be honest, for July we just needed a good enough excuse to book plane tickets and fly back and forth over the Atlantic. Expanding your flavour horizon is one heck of a good excuse.
We began the quest to find the best grain in the neat and orderly Austria... More
Ahoy me Flaviar harties.
This month Captain Martin Cate from Smuggler’s Cove steers the Flaviar ship, and he’s about to hit the sea of your taste buds with a selection of 5 Rums, each with a distinct flavour nature. More
It's always five o'clock in the after-Noon somewhere. Tea time? Naaah. There is no better time for a Dram than at after-Noon right now. Today, we would recommend something from the Speyside, Sir. Five Spectres of the Dram, The Speyside of the Noon, if we may?
“The Dram is in my head
The Dram is in my head
You raise the blade, you make the change
You re-arrange me 'till I'm sane....
“Fermente, Distillite, Tasternite!” cheered the French Spirits-o-lutionary army, celebrating the rise of their nation’s finest liquids.
France, the land of Eau De Vie or Water of Life, as it is known in the common tongue, truly has us mesmerized... their fine cuisine, their Baguettes and Camembert, Foie Gras; Cognac, Absinthe, Champagne, Brigitte Bardot and French kissing… ahhhh! More
In the Finish we Believe, in the Finish we Trust.
Romans used to say IN VINO VERITAS (in wine there is truth) and it is often continued, IN AQUA SANITAS (in water there is health). It all revolves around water and things made of it. Supposedly Jesus made wine from water, and we could say that the Scots chose to make Whisky instead. More
It's Gin o'clock.
Does Dr. Sylvius ring a bell? If so, you either know your spirits pretty well or you must have tried our Gin Lane initiation pack and know exactly where this ride is going... More
White smoke is rising. We've got the 5 chosen ones.
As tradition dictates, we had to come up with a best of the year list. More
What was James Bond's favourite Drink?
Gin Martini? Vodka Martini? Not really.
A meticulous study of Fleming’s complete body of work has disclosed that James Bond’s most preferred tipple was Whisky. By a long margin! More
Aguardiente de Toros!
Every day people of Spain would drink a glass of Brandy in the morning before going to work. In the afternoon, after a three-hour siesta, they’d drink another glass, accompanied with coffee and sometimes cigar. What a great way to go about your day, right? More
I have a Dram, the American Dram.
America, land of the Free, home of the Brave. Here we come.
Now listen here, sonny boy, a little lesson for ya. American Whiskey is generally made from a mix of corn, rye, wheat, barley, and... More
Tequila, Señor, is México in a bottle.
Holy guacamole! Red Hot Chili Enchiladas. Every time I open a bottle of Tequila I smell Mariachi playing - that's how powerful this spirit of sacred Blue Agave is. And it was high time we gave it a shot. More
Rum-ble in the Bundle - Thrilla with Vanilla.
Ahoy Sailors! This month we drink the stuff o' Pirates - RUM. Not the kind yer grandma spikes her tea with, na, this one we drink neat an' in spades, like in the good ol' pirate days... More
"Man who catch fly with chopstick accomplish anything." Mr. Miyagi
For a long time it was believed that Whisky made in the Scottish style, but not produced in Scotland, couldn't possibly measure up to the standards of the traditional Scotch Whisky distilleries.
Not anymore. It was inevitable, but that's easy when you're big in Japan. More
This month is for all the Phenol fans, this month we peat and re-peat.
Peated Whisky is a malt Whisky with the distinct smoky smell that comes from treating barley with Peat. It's very different. It's an acquired taste. Some love it, some hate it. Dear Peatheads and soon-to-be Peatheads, next one coming on stage, a Peat extravaganza, an artist who’s gonna moonwalk you through the Peaty choruses, ladies and gentleman, Siiir Whisky Peat... More
Habemus Grappa - We have Grappa. Bene!
I drink to make other people more interesting - Ernest Hemingway.
And who doesn’t? Sometimes. Life is tough and everyone has his or her medicine to let loose. This tasting pack is paying a tribute to a true giant, America's most important novelists, short story writer, journalist, adventurer, fisherman, a Nobel Prize winner… More
Eine kleine Schnapsmusik.
New Year usually means new resolutions. Here is ours: “Flavours to the people!”
So we said, let’s try something challenging. Schnapps?! No, no, something harder. Schnaps, just one p. Right, Austrian Schnaps. Gemacht. Geschaft... More
Ho, ho, ho, oh, oH, C2-H5-OH!
It’s been an amazing year for Flaviar. So many wonderful things happened to us – first private beta and public launch, then packaging and sending off the first packs and (especially) enjoying watching how the Flaviar virus was spreading across Europe and beyond.
That’s why Uncle Flaviar got a little emotional... More
Mesdames et Messieurs. Votre Altesse. The Five Musketeers have arrived.
And they are here to defend Brandy. But not just any Brandy made by peasants for peasants. No, this is royal stuff, one for all and all for one type of thing. Oui, it’s Le Cognac we are talking about.
Mush-a ring dum-a do dum-a da. Airish fowk know their... Whiskey in the Jar'ow.
In a land not so far far away there are vast green fields, beautiful freckled redheads and great Whiskey distilleries. And many stereotypes, obviously.
When you see the spelling being ‘Whiskey’, chances are it’s not a typo. More
This month we’re tawkin' southern, yeehaw sonny boy, while sipping 5 Kentuckiest Bourbons.
Now, sing it Mr. Jimmy The Doors:
"Well, show me the way
To the next Whisky bar
Oh, don't ask why
Oh, don't ask why..."
Shouldn't it be called 'Kentucky Song' then? More
Ciao! Bonjour! Hello! Yellow! Gold!
As you now already know, we are always in search for a perfect dram. It's like the gold rush, we are running from place to place, we are digging, sniffing, sipping, licking… only this time the gold is in liquid form.
A long journey awaits us this month. We'll start in Italy, move to France, then Scotland, Kentucky and finish it in Guyana... More
Jack Sparrow: Is this a dream?
'Bootstrap' Bill Turner: No.
Jack Sparrow: I thought not. If it were, there'd be RUM.
Welcome to Rummy dreams and flavours, dear Flaviars, this month we drink RUM, arrrr!
Are you also a victim of your mother's cookery? Missing a slice of Rum cake... More
It’s true. In that movie (hint, hint) Whisky was more of a supporting role, rather than the main act. But it made us think: “Can Whisky be lost in translation?” For many years people believed there are only one or two countries, capable of making excellent Whisky. But times change.
In this month’s tasting pack we want to... More
“I'm on a Gin & Tonic diet. So far I've lost 2 days!”
This month's pack is a tribute to Dr. Sylvius and a wonderful drink called Gin. It is believed that Jenever (or Gin) was invented by a Dutch chemist and alchemist Dr. Franciscus Sylvius (1614-1672). As was with many other spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as a medicine... More
What a nice way to kick off with our great service. We mysteriously named our first pack “AYE, UISGE BEATHA. SLAINTE!”, which can be translated from Scottish Gaelic as “YES, WATER OF LIFE. TO HEALTH!”. This is our tribute to Scotland and to the diversity it offers through all the types of single malts it produces. Understandably, for starters we selected some of the top notch distilleries and products. More