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).

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294 Consumer Reviews for Flaviar

Average Consumer Rating: 4.3
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5 star: 234 4 star: 10 3 star: 3 2 star: 11 1 star:  36
Bottom Line: 83% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Breckenridge Gin

    • Delmar, NY,
    • Feb 14, 2018
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    After enjoying Breckenridge bourbon, for quite some time, I wanted to sample their gin. Unfortunately, it is not available in upstate New York (Albany) anywhere. So I was very excited to find it on Flaviar's website, and I ordered it immediately. Flaviar said that it would take 7-10 days to receive my order, but I received it in three. Great job there.

    The gin is subtle yet very flavorful. It has become my new favorite. I highly recommend it to any person that enjoys gin as much as I do. And I REALLY enjoy gin!

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

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  • Tasty tastings by Flaviar

    Great concept and follow through. From the great tasting box selections to the specialty bottlings, everything is about the drink.

    Customer service is excellent. I have only had one issue with a shipment over several years, and they promptly replaced the broken product.

    I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys discovering new favorites, or just wants to learn more about what they drink.

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

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  • Flaviar is excellent

    • Chicago, IL,
    • Feb 13, 2018
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    Flaviar is making it easier for me to appear to be adulting properly. The recent series on the various types of spirits; how to taste them, how they are made, and how to drink them well, has been educational and informative. I have also appreciated the quarterly tasting samples; I have tried things I would not have otherwise.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Great site

    • Chapel Hill, NC,
    • Feb 12, 2018
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    I’ve been a satisfied customer for two plus years. Flaviar is an excellent site to discover new and hard to find spirits. It is fairly priced and great service. I've not taken advantage of their club, but this looks intriguing.

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

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  • First time experience

    • Spokane, WA,
    • Feb 2, 2018
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    The tasting boxes are a great way to try some different items without committing to a whole bottle. My order arrived quickly, four days, and was just as promised.

    I’d do this again. The variety is nice.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Drooling over booze

    • Sheboygan, WI,
    • Jan 30, 2018
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    I was so happy to find a rare bourbon at a great price. It was shipped promptly and carefully. I love this company. You can't find this type of collection anywhere, and yes you do get an opportunity to find any kind of booze there is out there.

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

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  • Great selection, value, and customer service

    I run a spirits tasting social club and use Flaviar to source our tasting selections. They've got a good selection of bottles, and the tasting boxes help me to try things before I give it to the club. I recently had a shipment damaged by FedEx, and Flaviar quickly sent me out another replacement shipment that arrived well in time to host my tasting. Totally worth the membership. I've already made up the costs in their free shipping.

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

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  • An excellent experience

    • Beds, United Kingdom,
    • Jan 18, 2018
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    When looking for something special, different, and perhaps unique, I found Flaviar to fulfill that for me. I have made several purchases now, and although I'm no great connoisseur of drinks/alcohol, I do like the specialness the company offers. I do enjoy all the funny emails and play on words too! Quite entertaining!

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Delicious spirits in elegant packaging - perfect for gifts

    • Eltham, Victoria, Australia,
    • Jan 16, 2018
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    I purchased two tasting sets for my husband for Christmas, and he absolutely has loved both of them. He is delighted, of course, by the variety of spirits that he received, and what made it all the more special was the beautifully designed packaging and presentation. The canisters and vials are really lovely and make for a very special experience.

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

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  • Great time, all the time!

    My review. I am not a drinker, per say, but I like what they have at different times and they don't cater to just the higher-ups. That's what I like. We can sit at the laptop and just laugh at some of the names and designs, and then they have great prices so we appreciate the fact that the retired working class person can have a choice of fine drinks, thanks to them.

    Thank you.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Great place to buy bourbon

    I'm so glad that I joined. It is well worth the money to get access to some bottles that I can't get in my state. The prices are fair, and the shipping is fast! I've been able to get a few bottles we cannot get in Minnesota, and the prices of those that I can get are on par with what I pay at my local store.

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

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