Discover Whiskeys and More By Taste Using Flavor Search

June 14, 2024

One of the questions we are most often asked is: “Can you recommend a whisk(e)y that tastes like Whiskey X or Whiskey Y?”

Whether it’s a love of peat, that extra sherry touch, the smokiness of a great mezcal or the sweet notes of your favorite bourbon, spirits lovers are always looking for that next great flavorful find. Fortunately, Distiller is backed by thousands of expert reviews and millions of spirits data points, including one of the most important ones: flavor data.

We have actual data, tons of it, from expert reviewers and the community, which we use to assign flavor values to the spirits in Distiller. You can use those values to find your next bottle.

What is Flavor Search?

Flavor Search is exactly what it sounds like, and it’s easy to access. Here’s how:

– Open up the Distiller app and you’ll land on the home screen.
– You’ll see a search bar, and just below it you’ll see the “Browse Spirits” section.
– To the right of the “Browse Spirits” heading you’ll see a Filter icon.
– When you tap that icon you’ll see a number of options, including “Flavors.”

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In this list of flavors, you’ll find a list of every flavor that has been added to a spirit in Distiller. Select as many as you like to get a list of spirits that match those criteria. You can search for a specific flavor using the bar at the top of the screen, or reset your selections using the “Reset” button in the top right.

When you’re done selecting flavors, hit the big “Apply” button, then tap the button at the bottom of the screen that tells you how many spirits match your Flavor criteria. From there, you’ll be able to dig into all of the spirits with flavors that you’re looking for.

How can you trust it?

Because flavor is a notoriously hard thing to quantify, we came up with a little magic behind the scenes to assign each flavor a Confidence Score. Once enough users and expert tasters have assigned a flavor to a specific spirit during their reviews, the Distiller system becomes confident that a specific spirit tastes a certain way.

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Distiller Pro Exclusive Features

Flavor Search is available now to all Distiller Pro members who have the iOS or Android mobile app. This feature, along with the ability to scan barcodes, add personal list notes and bottle quantities, export your content, remove ads, enter in to weekly giveaways and more are all part of the Distiller Pro subscription.

It’s an easy way to enjoy the full power of the Distiller platform while supporting the work that we do. You can subscribe now for $4.99 a month or $48 per year (a 20% discount!)

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With Distiller, you’ll always know what’s in the bottle before you spend a cent. Rate, Review, and Discover spirits. Head on over to Distiller, or download the app for iOS and Android today!

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