The Nestor Miranda Special Selection Connecticut is the third blend in the Nestor Miranda Special Selection family - joining the Rosado and Oscuro versions. The banding of the Special Selection Connecticut is different as it uses more white in the color scheme.
This specially designed bottle bears a unique image of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II created by the sculptor Arnold Machin. With only 2012 bottles available, and like our previous commemorative royal bottlings, this edition is expected to be highly sought after by collectors from the worlds of whisky and art.
The Whisky Guild will return for this special annual event. In just a couple of weeks’ time, we’ll embark upon a spectacular harbor cruise with a great selection of whiskies available to taste – and a buffet dinner.
The folks at Glenfiddich have been busy recently. Since Christmas we’ve had a couple of new and interesting bottles pop through our warehouse doors, and just this week another new whisky has appeared on our shelves.
The Papa Frita will be a new cigar blend in the Drew Estate family. The blend has its roots in the Liga Privada family in that it leverages trimmings from the Liga Privada line.
As a rather uneventful and relaxing weekend comes to an end, I certainly cannot complain about any of the fine sticks I enjoyed. I dug deep in the humidor this weekend and reached for some unusual and larger smokes that I had stashed.
Fascinated by the art of twisting cigars, some 14,000 foreign tourists visit each month the largest tobacco factory in this Cuban province, known for the excellence of its leaves.
The 16-year old BenRiach Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been labelled with the ‘Cask Strength and Carry On’ logo, with each bottle individually numbered and signed by the two whisky experts and recent judges for The Spirits Business’ World Whisky Masters and Irish Whiskey Masters.
The Macallan is set to unveil its latest development on the brand with the introduction of an entirely new range, The 1824 Series, commencing in the UK market this Autumn.
The texture is delicate, and borders on being considered thin initially. This actually isn’t as harmful as you would imagine as the flavours it plays with are light and fruity. A heavier whiskey would run roughshod over these delicate flavours. My fellow taster noted a slight peppery touch that I had not.
The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve benefits from a judicious selection of aged stocks drawn from casks of three types: American white oak ex-bourbon casks, 30 year old Matusalem oloroso sherry butts and premier cru Cabernet Sauvignon wine barriques.
Our single malt has come of age and to celebrate we have released only 2011 bottles, this is the very first single malt release from Abhainn Dearg Distillery and the first ever from the Outer Hebrides, that’s legal! There won’t be another opportunity to get this historic Special Three Year Old from Abhainn Dearg as we hold back our stock to reach five years.
Lovely stuff. An easy-going dram from a distillery known for its dry, gently malty whiskies. This is a summery dram and I can see it working well in a Mizuwari, if you feel so inclined!
The Wellers are “wheated” bourbons, meaning that the “small” grain in the mash bill is wheat rather than the more customary rye; corn and malted barley make up the “large” and “finish” grains, respectively.
This year’s Whisky Lounge event was no different as it threw up interesting events like the launch of the London Whisky Distillery; the unveiling of the Belfast Whisky Distillery’s Titanic Whisky and details of a new whisky-finding App from Mark Thomson, director of Dramatic Whisky.
Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, is predicting a bright future for Scotch as consumers are showing a thirst for premium spirits in many emerging international markets.
Glen Grant 30 yo (45%, OB, 150th Anniversary, 1990)
Glen Grant 39 yo 1972/2012 (54.1%, Malts of Scotland, Angel?s Choice, sherry hogshead, cask # MoS 12006, 78 bottles)
PipesandCigars.com, an industry-leading online tobacconist specializing in offering the Internet's largest selection of cigars, pipes, pipe tobacco, smoking accessories, and other gifts, has released their 2012 Father's Day catalog. It is a 64-page full-color catalog that features a wide variety of the best cigar gifts, cigar sampler packs, pipes, pipe gift sets, and pipe tobacco.
The Tatuaje Little Boris is an upcoming release by Tatuaje Cigars that is going to be an exclusive to Jeff Borysiewicz's Corona Cigar Company in Orlando, Florida. Earlier this year, Tatuaje founder, Pete Johnson announced the "Little Monsters" series.
The Fortress by Carlos Torano is a Cigars International exclusive. It uses Nicaraguan, Peruvian, and Honduran tobacco as filler and has a smooth Nicaraguan Habano Rosado wrapper. Snipping the head, I get a nice easy draw with a slightly sweet tobacco note.
It’s a beer with a tingling heavy hop character. The beer label advises against chilling and damn are they right. For all the heavy character of the beer if it is even slightly chilled it seems to thin leaving just the hop character and the rest of the flavour vanishes skipping straight to the bitter finish.
Colour: deep amber. Nose: yes this is complex and very elegant, we’re well in the same family as the best old cognacs here – it’s probably the same people who buy/drink both anyway.
A good Bowmore which combines powerful Islay flavours with sweeter aromas.
It does trade off complexity for bitterness a tad in the main body. However for a session abv beer I’d consider that a fair exchange. It still has a good show of the NZ style citrus tartness hiding behind the hops, thought if muted compare to the main kick.
In November 2010, Captain Morgan opened a new rum production facility in St. Croix in the Virgin Islands. Over the past year, the state of the art facility has been preparing to ship out its first batch of Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum to its legions of loyal consumers and fans.