The wrapper had a rugged look, with a couple decent sized veins, but no visible flaws were observed. The wrapper had a scent of mild barnyard and earthiness, and the foot had more of a woody, spicy odor. The cigar was was solidly packed and did not give when squeezed.
"This is the most valuable whisky we have ever auctioned here in Edinburgh and we're thrilled to have helped raise such a significant amount of money for WaterAid,”
Finlaggan Old Reserve is a single malt whisky that is bottled and released by the Vintage Malt Whisky Company. The company is based in Glasgow, Scotland and was founded in 1992 by Brian Crook.
This baby was bottled for Diageo’s Special Releases edition in 2011. There are just 5,604 numbered bottles and the whisky was aged in refill American oak and refill European oak casks for 21 years.
Malt maniacs have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet 10 of the world’s top Master Blenders this June, at an exclusive event hosted by the Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh.
For this wonderful installment of an excuse to drink on a Monday, at long last on our site, I cover the Laphroaig 18.
Glenfiddich, already the world's best-selling malt whisky, is celebrating a massive sales rise in Dubai following a partnership with Dubai Duty Free (DDF). The tie up included the Glenfiddich’s Malt Master special edition being exclusive to DDF in the travel retail sector.
Cigarette, cigar and pipe tobacco could be costlier in the city with the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) initiating steps to hike octroi charges on these products to 15% from the existing 8%.
Gary Griffith, owner of Emilio cigars, announced in Esteli Nicaragua that the new Af Suave will be shipping to reailers in late June. The sizes in this new line will be the Corona, Robusto,Churchill,Torpedo and Toro. Emilio cigars have garnered an Impressive 5 awards in 2011.
The clear liquor now comes in just about every flavor imaginable, and its changing the way liquor stores stock their shelves. "In this market and in this day and age, flavored vodkas are taking over," admits Steven Sign of Spec's Liquor in Dallas, Texas. And taking up space on the shelves at liquor stores.
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.
The Casa Magna Oscuro is a Honduran Puro comprised of a Honduran Oscuro wrapper, Honduran and Nicaraguan Cuban Seed Binder and Honduran Cuban Seed filler.
I am withholding my decision on my "go to bourbon with rye" when I will have tried Woodford Reserve, Knob Creek and maybe Basil Hayden, which all are in the 40-50$ range here.
These Aberlours are really dense and they taste GREAT right off the bat - no waiting around - no "sour/off" smell and taste - just thick and yummy.
A short time after the halfway point this cigar starts to get really heavy. Earthiness makes an entrance and takes over the flavor profile but what is really getting to me is that this cigar has metaphorically downshifted and is going up a steep hill made primarily of wet earth.
The Glenlivet, the world’s No 2 single malt Scotch whisky, is to release a series of rare expressions as part of its Single Cask Editions range, highlighting the subtle, complex and elegant style of The Glenlivet.
The HC Salomon hit stores November of 2011 and was limited to 1000 boxes. It was made by Jesus Fuego at factory of Tabacos de Oriente, with a Habano Colorado wrapper from the Jalapa Valley of Nicaragua and an Esteli Nicaraguan binder.
Hellyer's Road uses mostly bourbon barrels in their maturation, so it comes as no surprise as the more oaky, vanilla notes one associates with American Oak comes through but nicely mingled with this is the very floral and fresh influences of the spirit that was poured into these casks.
The pre lit aroma gave hints of spice and cedar. Once clipped I set torch to work and noticed a very mild sweetness to the taste on the lips. The first draws of the cigar gave tastes of warm spice and wood came through with an addition of Brazilian nuts shortly after the start.
Rocky Patel is going to make his customers happy with another limited-edition cigar to be released this summer. Nish Patel, the company’s executive, spoke about the Nicaraguan edition of The Edge that is being rolled at the Tavicusa factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.
The Punch Rare Corojo is a line that is well known among cigar smokers, especially fans of the Punch line, and many consider it the hottest line in the portfolio. The funny thing about the line is that even though the cigar bears the name Rare Corojo, it does not possess a Corojo wrapper but in fact is Sumatra.
Aberfeldy distillery was built by the burgeoning Perth-based family business of John Dewar & Sons in the late 1890s, and like so many Victorian distilleries, it was constructed beside a railway line to facilitate transport.
Colour: Medium amber
Nose: Caramel, polished wood, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper.
Palate: Raisins, grapes, butterscotch, orange zest, cinnamon, hints of pepper and dried herbs.
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The Little Boris by Tatuaje Cigars is the perfect cigar for me. Just enough pepper and spice without going overboard. Perfect medium in body with a balanced, smooth, full flavor profile. Lots of rich natural tobacco flavor with a slight sweetness that tempers the pepper early on.