Flaviar Awards 2020

Flaviar Awards 2020

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But first, let’s go on a little backstage tour and take a look at how the Flaviar Awards magic happens.

Since 2012, we’ve been selecting the five best Spirits as voted by you, our Flaviar Community. Not to toot our own horn or anything, but being a part of this box is kind of a big deal. After all, we’re bestowing a Spirit with a seal of approval from the largest Spirited community in the world.

No big deal, or anything.

We use several different measures to select which drinks are worthy of the Flaviar Awards: your ratings and reviews, sales and wishlist information, and our team’s not-so-humble opinions. (Things get pretty crazy here.)

Each year features an exceptional roundup of winning Spirits and we’re thrilled to announce that 2020 is no exception:

English Whisky: Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky
Scotch: Tullibardine 500 Sherry Cask Finish
Brandy: Copper & Kings Butchertown Brandy
Rum: Larga Vida XO Rum 2019 Edition
Mezcal: Madre Mezcal

We’ve got to say, you did a phenomenal job — the Hollywood Foreign Press should take some notes. From a zesty Brandy aged in music (no, really) to an earthy Mezcal from the rolling hills of the Oaxacan Sierra, this is top five lineup to be reckoned with. You hear that, 2020? We’re coming for you. And thanks to this box, we’re packing some serious heat.

Cheers, Sláinte, Santé, Prost and L’Chaim!

Smartass Corner:

1. England had its own distilleries back in 18th and 19th century but due to economical and political situations everything was closed by 1905. It was back in 2006 that England was back on the map with its distilleries.

2. Back in 1488, King James IV bought a keg of beer at Tullibardine Brewery, the first public brewery in Scotland. The brewery was known for using the crystal clear spring water that flowed from the Ochil Hills. Over 500 years later, a Welshman named William Delme Evans purchased the brewery and converted it into a distillery, producing Spirits that use the same spring water used in King James’ beer.

3. Ever heard about playing classical music for plants so they can grow fast and stronger? Well, the cellar where Butchertown Brandy is matured is always pumping with music. They say it makes the Spirit taste better — apparently you agree.

4. It took 10 countries to produce the masterpiece we call Larga Vida 2019. Flaviar handpicked 10 tropical Rums from Barbados, Dominican Republic, Guadalupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Jamaica, Mauritius, Panama, Trinidad and Colombia to blend and later finish in ex-Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sherry casks. The result is definitely more than the sum of its parts.

5. Well, bless their hearts. To make Madre Mezcal, Jose Garcia Morales (along with his father and brothers) cut the agaves while his mother blesses them before they cook in an earthen pit fermented with wild yeast.

6. Here at Flaviar, we’ve delivered over 2,000,000 Spirit samples to thirsty liquor aficionados like yourself since our launch. That’s enough to supply a round for everyone living in Slovenia.

7. We’ve also compiled a database with over 22,000 different Spirits from around the world — 90% of which you won’t find in your local liquor store. Remember that next time you want to make a run for some crazy Baijiu from China.

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Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Flaviar Awards 2020
Always a great lineup that I have come to expect for best of the year. Glad I was able to sample these found 1 that was unexpectedly delicious and one I was curious about but didn't suit my palate. (Mezcal was very good)
Great set. Really enjoyed most of them, as expected.
I love this variety pack. Lots of different flavors to sample a little bit of everything good.
Overall pretty fun but not really sure these should have won any awards.
A great variety of spirits that makes it a great tasting box. We were not fans of the brandy or sherry, the rum and scotch were okay, and my husband liked the mezcal so much that we purchased a full sized bottle.
An outstanding flight of assorted spirits!
Nice variety.
I rate this highly purely for having such variety of tastes, really emblematic of the point behind Flaviar. Didn't end up buying any bottles but I appreciated trying tastes I never would have given a chance otherwise.
Enjoyed the whiskys! The mezcal and rum were terrible. a good mezcal or tequila too my list of favorites but this missed badly.
Not perfect, but great package overall. You won’t be disappointed with the sampler kit, especially when you consider all the different spirits that are included.
That was fun. Loved the Larga Vida and Madre
Enjoyed the Larga and Tullibardine. Cotswold was alright. Brandy didn't do it for me, no matter what I did with it. I was sad, was the reason I ordered the pack. The Mezcal was the worst thing I've ever put in my mouth.
This was an interesting tasting box. Really diverse and it definitely opened me up to Brandy and Rum.
The whiskey was good and the rum was excellent. The mezcal on the other hand was horrible would never try that again.
The whiskey were surprisingly good, the rum was weirdly Smokey and the mezcal was awful but I have no regrets
Just a lay person here: The Cotswold English Whiskey was my fav; wonderful flavor and long finish. The Tullibardine Scotch was delicious; smooth caramel sweetness. The Brandy by Copper and Komg's was a bit overwhelmingly strong. The Mezcal was a bit peaty for my Patron taste. And the Larga Vida Rum had a fruity finish but not much body. Jim D.
Especially liked the variety. Did the tastings on five different days.
Not bad picks. Not a fan of Mezcal.
Brandy was great. Whiskey was mediocre. Scotch was decent. The rum... oh my.. tasted like rotten bananas and wet leaves and dirt. Can’t understand how that won an award.. and tequila is not my thing so it all tastes bad to me so that’ didn’t play into this rating
It was a great tasting sample!
Of the five, the Mezcal was barely better than kerosene, Cotswolds was rather bland, the Tullibardine was lovely, the Larga Vida a bit like Drambue but the Copper & Kong’s brandy was fantastic.
Everything was great until I got to the MezCal...then I thought I was drinking from a mud puddle.
Too high alcohol
Aweosme sample set. The single malt was surprising good and the brandy.
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