Flaviar Barrel Picks

Our crack team of liquor experts scouts and scours rickhouses across the globe to track down the most lavish barrels for Flaviar Members. These cherry-picked jewels can only be found here and are a fantastic gift for those loved ones who appreciate a rare and exquisite dram.

Spotlight Picks

Milam & Greene

Port Wine Cask Finish Flaviar Member Select

A super versatile Rye with a Port-y twist. Once upon a time, the entrepreneur Marsha Milam visited a Kentucky warehouse and fell in love with the elusive art of Whiskey-making. She partnered with veteran Master Blender Heather Greene, Master Distiller Marlene Holmes, and Master Brewer Jordan Osborne who brought 60 years of combined experience to the table. The team kickstarted their distilling operation in the Texas Hill Country and the rest is history. They have a 300-gallon copper-pot still in the Texas Hill Country, plus column stills in Bardstown, Kentucky. They source some of their Whiskeys, but some are distilled on-site. Their spirits are aged in the city of Blanco in Texas and bottled and labeled by hand. Milam & Greene Port Cask Finished Rye - Flaviar Cask Strength Edition starts with an Indiana Rye that’s brought down to Texas to their warehouse. There, it’s finished in old Port Wine casks under the Texan sun that also leaves a mark on the juice. Each cask is individually tasted multiple times by the team to decide when the flavors are ready. The casks are batched together and cut to proof before bottling to deliver beautifully rich and velvety flavors of chocolate, dark fruits, and berries to your Whiskey glass. Savor neat or on the rocks but don’t hesitate to use this one in craft cocktails, either.   *This bottle is a collector’s item; we will not be able to entertain any refunds or exchanges. **Individual orders are limited to one item per person, as we wish to give everyone the opportunity to participate. ***Any kind of transit damage is insured and will be reimbursed.

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Penelope Bourbon

Tokaji Cask Finish Flaviar Member Select

Unique flavors of Hungarian Wine in a premium Straight Rye. Mike Paladini and his wife Kerry had long agreed that if they had a daughter she would be named Penelope. In 2018 they had that daughter, named her as intended, and founded Penelope Bourbon at the same time with Mike’s childhood friend Danny Polise. As many start-up Spirits companies do, they have launched with a little outside help. In this case distilling and aging in Indiana at MGP and expert blending and bottling assistance from Castle Rock in Kentucky — whom they proudly call part of their team. And the team is working, with two successful releases under their belt and a fistful of awards already in hand. This bottling is part of their Cooper Series that takes their Straight Rye Whiskey around the world with finishes in Wine casks from the world’s finest Wine regions. For this limited-edition offering, a 6YO Straight Rye from MGPI is finished with the “Wine of Kings” in the words of Louis XIV, bringing you the late harvest notes of the Tokaji Wine from Hungary. We loved this one so much that we’ve selected a barrel just for you, dear Flaviarista, clocking in at a decent 53.5% ABV.       *This bottle is a collector's item; we will not be able to entertain any refunds or exchanges. **Individual orders are limited to one item per person, as we wish to allow everyone to participate. ***Any kind of transit damage is insured and will be reimbursed.  

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NY Distilling Co.

Ragtime Rye Single Barrel 2020 Flaviar Member Select

A bright, peppery, and fruity-forward Rye Whiskey with Brooklyn roots. New York Distilling Company opened its doors in 2011. Co-founded by Allen Katz and Tom Potter and located in Brooklyn just across the East River from Manhattan, the distillery is attached to their local bar called The Shanty. This allows them to taste the Spirits they create and sample new formulations live with customers every night. The first product was a classic Gin, but the lineup has been expanded to three Gins, a handful of Rye Whiskies, and flavored Spirits. Ragtime Rye Single Barrel Flaviar Community Selection is a special Flaviar edition of their popular Ragtime Rye. Allen has hand-selected the cask and bottled it at a perfectly potent 56% ABV. It uses the same mash bill as its sisters in the still house — 72% New York rye, 16% corn, and 12% malted barley — and the bottle looks like it fell out of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel about the Prohibition era.

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Sagamore Spirit

Straight Rye Whiskey Flaviar Member Select

Unique Sagamore, for Flaviaristas only. When Sagamore was established in Charm City in 2017, the mission was clear: craft the world's best Rye Whiskey and put Maryland back on the Whiskey-making map. Now, that sounds like one helluva task, but Sagamore keeps proving they're the distillery that can. Not only did they revive the legendary Maryland-style Whiskey that almost disappeared after the repeal of Prohibition - they've created award-winning expressions that proudly carry MD in their DNA. Local rye and the limestone-filtered water from the Spring House built in 1909 (hence the number on the bottle), which also fuels local race horses. Oh, and the awards? More than a hundred so far, including World's Best Rye Whiskey at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Clearly, bottling a barrel of Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey for our Members was a no-brainer, and what a barrel it is. We cherry-picked a unique 7-year-old blend that was bottled at 100 Proof. The juice offers a lush instant-classic profile with caramel, vanilla, cinnamon, and clove notes. Only 204 were made, for Members only.

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Frey Ranch

Barrel Strength Single Barrel Flaviar Member Select

When we tasted barrel No. 988, we instantly thought of YOU. In the eastern foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains sits a fertile valley fed by a continuous flow of melted snow-water filtering through the bedrock. The Frey family has been farming this land since 1953. Fifth-generation farmer Colby Frey saw grain and pure water and decided that Whiskey was a good bet. He started experimenting with distilled Spirits in 2006. Nevada relaxed regulations in 2010 opening the door to commercial distillation — Frey Ranch Whiskey Farm opened in 2014, boasting a beautiful Vendome still. It’s a true estate operation with everything done on site from field to bottle. This Frey Ranch Barrel Strength Single Barrel was selected especially for you, dear Flaviar Member. It was crafted exclusively from grains that were both grown and malted at the Frey Ranch. The unique mash bill consists of four grains: non-GMO corn, winter cereal rye, winter wheat, and 2-row barley. Aged for more than 5 years, we thought you’d appreciate barrel No. 988 with all the rich, sweet, and pleasant flavors of almond, candied citrus, sweet tea, and honey just as much as we did. Buy 1 Barrel Strength Single Barrel Flaviar Member Select bottle & get $10 OFF on other Frey Ranch products. *This bottle is a collector's item; we will not be able to entertain any refunds or exchanges. **Individual orders are limited to one item per person, as we wish to allow everyone to participate. ***Any kind of transit damage is insured and will be reimbursed.  

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