Flaviar Welcome Box

Flaviar Welcome Box

Bourbon, Rye & Scotch


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This Box contains 50ml samples of:

The Cornerstone of Good Taste
 
Ahh, the Welcome Box. La grande entrée into the world of fine Spirits. A paragon of good taste and a grand announcement of your membership journey with Flaviar. Once savored, there’s no turning back—you stay in Wonderland, and we show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. It’s bound to change the way you taste. 
 
When picking the right Spirit for the job, Whisk(e)y became the obvious choice. It’s a charming and sly devil that fires on all cylinders when it hits your lips, and it slides down smoother than Don Juan’s most successful pickup lines. The perfect entry into the world of fine Spirits.
 
There are many countries capable of making excellent Whisk(e)y and eventually, you’ll get to know them all. But for now, the holy trio will kickstart your journey of spiritual enlightenment. Not all Spirits we are necessarily established, but they are all worthy and personify the Flaviar creed.
 
You’ll start by getting a taste of some real sugar straight from a young prodigy distillery that’s already earned quite a few stripes—Breckenridge. Their Bourbon is their signature product and it sets the bar sky high for all blended spirits, so ready your rockets.
 
Now, let’s make a giant leap for mankind and head all the way across the pond to the U.S.. Copper Fox Rye heralds the renaissance of Rye. Aye, Rye is making a comeback and we found one that’s young, fierce yet really smooth around the edges. It fits this Box like a glove.
 
But to really know Whisky you’ve got to go back to the roots… Scotch. Wolfburn is a Highland Scotch from the northernmost mainland distillery. We love it and so will you. But beware—you might love it too much!
 
And with that, ladies and gents: Slàinte & Cheers!
 
SmartAss Corner
 
1. If you can’t take the heat, well… make some Bourbon. Temps inside American warehouses are much higher than in other Whisky-making regions, so the pace of maturation for a Bourbon is much faster than, say, for a Scotch Whisky.  
 
2) What separates a Bourbon from the rest of the Whiskies? Well…
It has to be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
It must be distilled to no more than 80% ABV and entered into the barrel for aging at no more than 62.5% ABV.
It must be aged in a brand-new, charred white oak barrel.
It has to be be matured—even if it’s only briefly. If a bottle does not bear an age, it’s at least four years old. If it’s been aged for a minimum of two years and does not have any added coloring, flavoring or other spirits, it may be called straight Bourbon.
Bourbon that has an age stated on its label must be labeled with the age of the youngest Whiskey in the bottle.
It must be bottled at 40% ABV or more.
 
3) The craft Bourbon boom is very real. The number of craft distilleries in the U.S. exploded from around 50 to well over 1,000 in just ten years.
 
4) Seems like wealthy tycoons John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie knew how to take a joke. During one Christmas exchange, Carnegie sent a fine Whiskey to Rockefeller—a devout baptist who had given up drinking.
 
5) Rye Whiskey was what most distilleries made before Prohibition. Then, after repeal in 1933, Bourbon, made from corn, became more popular. Corn was easier to grow, and the taste was sweeter. Rye Whiskey production is only a drop in the bucket compared to the rivers of Bourbon produced now, although Rye Whiskey sales have tripled in the past five years.
 
6) Rye—think of it as Bourbon's edgier, spicier cousin (you know the one… ahem). It’s known for imparting what many call a spicy or fruity flavor to the Whiskey. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye), is not very sweet and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why your Rye cocktail tastes a bit drier than it’s Bourbon counterpart. 
 
7) Rocky Mountain… high? Yep. Breckenridge Distillery is located at an altitude of 9600 feet in the Rocky Mountains, high enough to earn it the title of “World’s Highest Distillery.” And yes, we’re pretty sure that the irony was intended. 
 
8) When it comes to welcoming people, Tibetan monks stick their tongue out. But in the U.S., it’s probably a good idea to leave that behavior to the toddler set.
 
9) What’s in a name? When it comes to Whisky (or Whiskey), turns out it’s quite a bit. The spelling differs geographically. Countries that have E's in their names (like the United States and Ireland) tend to spell it WhiskEy. Countries without E’s in their names (like Canada, Scotland and Japan) spell it Whisky. Hope that clears a few things up. 
 
10) Nikola Tesla was convinced that if he drank Whisky every day, he’d live to be 150. Hey, no harm in trying.
 

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Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Flaviar Welcome Box
Michael
Michael,
The Bourbon was the Best. Did care for the Rye or Scotch as I am not much on smoky tastes.
 
Derek
Derek,
Bourbon was best. Rye too much bite. Scotch second taste with a small bit of water was good.
 
Emily
Emily,
The Bourbon was good, the Rye was interesting but not for me, the Scotch had a wonderful beginning but then went somewhere strange and not to my liking.
 
Bobby
Bobby,
The scotch was not up my alley. The rye was good and the bourbon was great
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Great welcome box to introduce you to Flaviar
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Picking our favorite of the bunch was difficult. We enjoyed the distinct flavors of each.
 
Brian
Brian,
The bourbon and rye were good the scotch from wolf burn was not that great for my taste.
 
Antti
Antti,
A very good sampling of a newer Bourbon, Rye & Scotch
 
Neil
Neil,
Great introductory blend of whiskey and scotch
 
Phillip
Phillip,
Did not like the Rye, the Scotch was a lot better than I expected (normally don’t care for Scotch), the Bourbon was the best of the three.
 
John
John,
Ok. Bourbon was best.
 
Sonja
Sonja,
Harsh/ I’m not a whiskey fan I’ve learned.
 
Adam
Adam,
Scotch was my favorite
 
Kenny
Kenny,
Wasn't a big fan of any of them personally. But I now know that I don't like the smoke/spice.
 
Dennis
Dennis,
This was great! Three completely different tastes.
 
Jordan
Jordan,
Light and smooth.
 
Janean
Janean,
Just tried my first sample and did a blind test on the three! Never had scotch (that I am aware of) but this was light and easy to my taste. The bourbon was 2nd favorite and the rhy was definitely on the peppery side. All in all my first sample and I will be looking forward to more!!
 
Phil
Phil,
Enjoyed this tasting box! I was disappointed by the Breckenridge but the Copper Fox was nice. The Scotch was by far my favorite.
 
Paul
Paul,
i like the variety - these clearly taste different. I liked the Rye the best, but hadn't tried any of these before
 
Lora
Lora,
A decent introduction! I was surprised how much I enjoyed the Copper Fox, but my favorite by far was the Wolfburn.
 
guest
guest,
No description on the amount of anything that comes in the box.
Greg
Greg,
It does say "50 ml Samples of each" right above the pictures...
Michael
Michael,
Was cool to try all these. Bourbon was the only one I really liked though.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Very interesting mix. Gets a good conversation going
 
Nate
Nate,
Not a fan of the scotch, too smoky and peaty. The Bourbon was good probably a 7.5-8 for me and the Rye was okay at around a 5.5 to a 6. The scotch is a 2 for me, but i have learned I’m not really a scotch guy.
 
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