Whiskey occupies a special place in our hearts, so when Flaviar offered to send us one of their Tasting Packs ($38), we were overjoyed. Now, we’re pretty well acquainted with the world of spirits and thought single malts and blends didn’t hold any mysteries to us, but boy these exquisite samples proved us wrong!

In case you didn’t know, Flaviar is a subscription club, where members get to try monthly selections of the best spirits from all over the world. These hand-picked Whiskies, Rums, Cognacs, Gins, Vodkas, and more, arrive beautifully packaged at your door, in three or five premium flavors of 45 ml (1.52 oz) flasks. It’s a great idea, as people who wish to try a top-shelf spirit can do so before spending a fortune on a whole bottle.

Getting back to our experience: The tasting box we received contained 5 samples of whiskeys we never heard of (OK we knew one), from 5 different countries: Ireland, India, Scotland, Japan, and Switzerland. The unique flavors and glorious finishes of these remarkable whiskeys took us by surprise and we have to say kudos to the guys! Really, before you die you have to try the beautiful and spicy Amrut or the smokey “European Whisky of the Year 2010” Santis Cask Strenght Peated.

Flaviar's Whiskey Tasting Box 1

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Flaviar's Whiskey Tasting Box 4