So next up was planning, yes the trip would be several months away but there was a lot to plan. We talked about which distilleries we for sure needed to hit, where we would stay and all the other things that go along with a big trip. We also knew that we needed to get in “shape” if we were going to survive an 8 day Scotch marathon. That is when we stumbled upon Flaviar.
Friday, April 10th, the day before our tasting, I got a call in the early hours of the morning that dad had unexpectedly passed away in his sleep. It was the worst day of my life and everything a person can imagine that would entail. The world would never be the same for me, that lifeline I reached out to so many times was gone and I will leave it at that. There are simply no words that can truly describe it.
I like to think it is the latter and I am confident he would agree. My brother and I have continued to explore Scotch, enjoying our Flaviar membership and who knows maybe one day the two of us will take that trip to Scotland, with dad in our hearts. I hope to one day brand my own bottles as a tribute to him.
Disclaimer: This article was shared with us by a Flaviar member Andrew McGill. We are thankful for sharing the story with us.