The Spirits of the Season
As many of our favorite bars and restaurants are closed temporarily (or, in too many cases, permanently) due to the pandemic, those of us who enjoy a good stiff drink or an imaginative cocktail have had to turn to our home bars for a stay-at-home happy hour. To keep those tipples interesting, and to avoid splurging on a bottle that ultimately winds up gathering dust, the subscription service Flaviar offers a “try-before-you-buy” type of membership, as well as gift sets, that allows you to sample a wide range of craft and premium spirits and order full-sized bottles delivered to your front door.
It's a service that's gotten a lot of interest from our readers, so we decided to depart from our usual policy and accept a sample membership from Flaviar to try the subscription ourselves. This review is not a paid endorsement, however, and all opinions and assessments in this article are entirely our own.
The following content is intended for readers 21+ only. Please drink responsibly. If you or someone you know is dealing with alcohol or substance abuse, please get help. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) offers a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders.