About Flaviar

Dubbing themselves as a club for spirit lovers and enthusiasts, Flaviar is a UK-based discovery commerce company that claims to help you discover exciting drinks in the company of your friends. On top of this, Flaviar claims to be changing the way people drink, eat, taste by offering some of the best spirits from around the world at a fraction of retail prices.

If you’re tired of the usual choices at your local liquor store and are looking to expand your palate and your knowledge, Flaviar can seem like a solid option for addressing all these issues. But when it comes down to it, how does Flaviar stack up?

How Flaviar Works

Flaviar is a membership-based discovery commerce company that claims to help you discover liquor you otherwise wouldn’t, to improve your knowledge of spirits, to learn about history and trivia, and to impress your friends.

In order to accomplish this, Flaviar claims to send you a monthly tasting pack that consists of five 45ml bottles of premium spirits sourced from only the best beverage producers in the world, including Whisky, Rum, Cognac, Gin, Vodka, Grappa, Tequila, and more. Each spirit included in your tasting pack is claimed to be hand-selected by the company’s Tasting Panel, to cover a different category or theme, and to include an accompanying information card about the liquors your flavor pack contains, such as brand name and histories, as well as interesting related stories.

According to the Flaviar website, the process works over 3 steps:

  1. Subscribe to Flaviar by choosing your subscription (see next section for details), and then entering your personal and billing information. Then, enjoy the company’s carefully curated drinks once per month.
  2. Invite your friends and organize a tasting party.
  3. Organize your myBAR, which allows you to rate and display the drinks you own, have tasted, or want to try.

Flaviar claims that their tasting packs ship every 3rd Monday of the month and will arrive at your door within 2-7 business days. After arriving, if you sample a liquor you’re interested in buying, you can then visit the Flaviar Deals page and purchase directly from there.

Because discovering new liquors can be a learning experience, Flaviar also offers a series of 7-day email courses that can help make you a more informed consumer, which is called the School of Spirits. Here, the company claims that you’ll be able to discover fine spirits, learn tips and tricks on tasting, and earn a Flaviar certificate. (Note: The only difference between the courses are the number of flavor packs you’ll receive.)

Flaviar Pricing & Refund Policy

Flaviar membership programs are priced as follows:

  • 2 Month Test Flight: $94.99
  • Quarterly Subscription: $48.99 per quarter
  • Monthly Subscription: $40.99 per month

Flaviar School of Spirits email courses are priced as follows:

  • Spirits Explorer: $97.99
  • Spirits Aficionado: $228.99
  • Master of Spirits: $399.99

Keep in mind that your Flaviar membership will auto-renew, so if you’d prefer to stop receiving tasting packs, you’ll need to request cancellation after your last shipment.

If you choose, you can also purchase individual Flaviar tasting packs for $41.99-$60.99, without being required to sign up for a subscription. In addition, Flaviar offers 2, 4, or 6-month gift subscriptions.

If you cancel your Flaviar membership within 14 days of signing up, you’ll receive a full refund. Outside of this, refunds are at the sole discretion of the company.

Is Flaviar a Good Choice for Discovering New Spirits?

If you have some expendable income and are interested in learning more about liquors from around the world, does Flaviar represent a good option? Maybe, but keep the following in mind:

What You’ll Receive

While most Flaviar customers appear to agree that the company gives you the opportunity to try out a wide variety of spirits that you might not otherwise have access to—without having to make a big financial commitment and purchase an entire bottle—keep in mind that:

  1. You’ll have no control over the liquors you receive each month, and
  2. It appears that Flaviar tends to favor whiskies, so if you don’t care much for this type of liquor, you may not enjoy your membership as much.

With this said, you’ll definitely want to browse through their previous tasting packs to get a better idea of what they offer.

Customer Reviews

Overall, it appears that Flaviar has almost wholly positive online customer reviews, with the most common complaint citing lack of customizability. Another complaint that we encountered more than once during our research is that flavor packs don’t necessarily include enough liquor for three people. While this is definitely open to personal preference, it’s something to consider, especially if you’d like to sample each one more than once in order to discern whether or not you’d like to purchase a full-size bottle.

On the other hand, some of the most common compliments cited customer service that is quick to respond to any problems (lost packages, etc.), bottles that are packaged attractively, and pour indicators on each bottle to let you know how large of a serving you’re pouring.

Bottom line

Although it’s not necessarily inexpensive, Flaviar appears to have a reputation for providing customers with the ability to try a variety of liquors from around the world, and should definitely be on your radar if you’re looking to expand your knowledge (and your tastebuds).

Want to Learn Expert Tips for Online Safety?

Join over 2 million HighYa readers who receive weekly how-to guides, tips & reviews and get a FREE COPY of our Complete Online Safety e-book. Enter your email below to get started!

216 Customer Reviews for Flaviar

Average Customer Rating: 4.3
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 170 4 stars: 8 3 stars: 1 2 stars: 6 1 stars: 31
Bottom Line: 82% would recommend it to a friend
Showing 1-11 of 216
Sort reviews by:

  • A satisfied customer

    A nice selection of quality spirits with a helpful description and reviews and prompt delivery. Will definitely be a repeat customer.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • Amazing

    From the design of the website, to the numerous amount of products available for purchase, Flaviar is, and will be my go-to site for top-notch reviews, tasting notes, and information. That, along with super quick shipping and friendly customer service, Flaviar has you covered.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 2 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Flaviar is the best

    I collect and drink scotch as a hobby. The purchases I've made through Flaviar have never disappointed me and it's fun to have the scotch fairy visit.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 2 out 3 people found this review helpful

    I just love the selection

    I've been able to try a wide variety and tastes of liquor. I also like the fact that I can order right from my home computer.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 4 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Totally Dishonest/Misleading Advertising & Merchandising

    • Sep 16, 2016

    Paid $60 for 3 small tasting vials. Fine, whatever. I paid an additional $41 for what I thought was going to be an order of 750ml bottles (given the product page and description) and only received 3 more small tasting vials. So, with Flaviar, you are given the opportunity to spend obscene amounts of money on single servings of whiskey.

    I do not recommend anyone waste their money with this scam.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Very satisfied

    At this point I have only ordered twice and both times they arrived in a very timely fashion. I will and have recommended Flaviar to friends.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 0 out 1 people found this review helpful

    The "Flaviar" of Life

    You have made a great idea into a stupendous, outstanding, amazing idea and showed the world there is more to taste and more to experience. I used to say I have a "favorite", but after a few flights, 3 to be exact, I've realized that those were only my favorites because I didn't have these choices in front of me. But they were all this time. I noticed Red Breast on the shelves in the liquor store for the first time ever. Maybe it's always been there, but I couldn't tell you because I would pass right by it to go to my "favorite". So I say thank you to opening up my eyes and your vault (sometimes), so I can see what has been hiding in front of my eyes and what's behind your doors.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 0 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Scotch selection

    They have excellent choices of single malt scotch. Prices are better than what I pay at the States.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Unique birthday gift for husband

    • Raleigh, NC,
    • Sep 1, 2016

    My first experience with Flaviar was excellent. I bought a flight of cognac for my husband's birthday. He loved trying the different brands and we were impressed with the selection provided. Thank you! I'll certainly buy again if the need arises.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • Flaviar

    • Hollywood Hills, FL,
    • Aug 24, 2016

    I love the spirits that Flaviar has to offer, great selection.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Flaviar shmaviar

    If you are really into expensive liquor and want to try tiny little samples before investing in a bottle I guess this is good. The promotions however are confusing as to exactly what you will receive for your $60 'membership'. I saw an article about this in a magazine that sounded like you got 3 months of samples - 3 small vials of whiskey the first time and then you get to choose the next 2 months of samples - rum, vodka, gin, whatever. In actuality we got 3 samples of whiskey for $60 and that was it. Oh but this membership 'allows' us to buy more expensive booze to impress our friends, detailed information about the booze, distiller, etc. So what. I can read all that stuff online and buy quality booze at Costco or locally. What a disappointing Fathers Day gift this was! There isn't any way to get your money back either. So with my membership cancelled I get nothing but a bad whiskey taste in my mouth.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (1)
    View all 1 commentsHide comments
    • Sep 7, 2016

      Petra, Head of Customer Care

      Dear Kate,

      Thank you for reviewing our service and for giving me the opportunity to address your concerns. I'm terribly sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the Flaviar Father's Day Gift.

      You have contacted our customer care on July 15 and forwarded the link to the website that promoted our Father's Day Gift (3, 6 and 12 months of Flaviar Membership). We got back to you immediately with the full explanation of what the membership entails: one tasting box per quarter, monthly free shipping, access to exclusive content, online tasting course, exclusive deals, live events etc.

      I'm sorry to hear you don't find enough value in what we offer as the tasting boxes are only one of the major club's benefits.

      I've looked through our correspondence and haven't been able to find your request for a refund, I'm sorry. Saying that there is no way to get your money back is simply not correct, though. Here is our cancellation policy that can be found in our terms and conditions:

      You may cancel your Membership any time by contacting our Membership team. Any refunds are calculated based on the 90-day Membership period as follows. If you cancel within 3 days of signing up to a paid Membership, we will refund your full Membership fee. We may charge you (or withhold from your refund) the value of benefits used by you and your account during this 3-day period. If you cancel at any other time, we will refund your Membership fee pro-rata, based on the remaining duration of the Membership, but only if you and your account did not make any eligible purchases or take advantage of Membership benefits since your latest Membership charge.

      I really hope I've managed to address your concerns sufficiently but don't hesitate to contact us at hello@flaviar.com if you need further assistance. Thank you!

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


Showing 1-11 of 216

Write a review for Flaviar!

Share your experience to help others avoid scams & discover great products!

Write a Review