Another no age statement release from the Jura distillery, this one is reported to be comprised from very peated malt and consists of very old and rare Jura casks. The distillery website, of course, provides none of this information but instead waxes lyrical about the Prophecy.
Stewed apples, raisins, grapefruit, marzipan, polished wood, toffee, hints of pepper. Very gentle peat, sweet grapes, apple pie, tropical fruit, honey, nutmeg and pepper, some chili, faint hints of fresh herbs.
The richly layered Glenfiddich 15 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky is matured in three types of oak cask: sherry, bourbon and new oak, before being married in our unique, handcrafted Solera vat.
The Dona Flor Puro Blend features a smooth, chocolate brown wrapper with minimal veins. The cigar is well rolled and plump. There is a bit of a soft spot towards the foot and the cap is a bit skewed.
Wodka Vodka, the imported Polish spirit that is perhaps best known for its bizarrely offensive billboard advertising campaigns, has apparently been selected as the house vodka at the restaurants comprising Daniel Boulud's Dinex Restaurant Group.
Eddie Ortega first became known in the cigar industry as part of Epinosa & Ortega Cigar Company. The company quickly set itself apart with the introduction of such popular brands as 601, Murciélago, and Cubao.
Toraño Family Cigar Co. is happy to announce Timothy Hudson as the grand prize winner of the month-long Toraño-Arrington wine fridge contest. This contest saw 25 lucky winners walk away with a Toraño branded stainless steel wine fridge and the grand prize winner being awarded a weekend trip to Nashville, Tennessee to visit Arrington Vineyards.
Either way, for some time I was a little hesitant to jump in on smoking La Sirena cigars because of the wrapper, but I was recently gifted this size by Miami Cigars & Company, and I must say that I am a complete ass for not smoking them earlier.
The legend behind The Dalmore’s King Alexander III goes that a quick-thinking member of the Mackenzie Clan saved King Alexander III, who was out hunting, from the pointy antlers of an angry great stag, and that the King was so grateful that in return he granted this Mackenzie the right to use the image of the stag on his family crest.
Eagle Rare 17 Year is not quite as interesting as it’s 4 other brothers in the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection (BTAC). For starters it has a rather pedestrian proof point in comparison. However, let’s remember that the BTAC is made up of some of the best whiskeys in the world.
The bourbon is named after a distiller from the early days of Kentucky, William Larue Weller, who produced this wheated bourbon for the first time in 1849.
Starting out there is a natural tobacco scent on the wrapper, the foot has natural tobacco and some hay and the cold draw gives a little bit of spice with the natural tobacco taste. Right off the bat there is a nice woody spice flavor with the spice being in the front. Cigar starts off about a low medium strength wise but full flavor.
This summer will bring two new 7-1/2" x 38 Lanceros in the 7-20-4 Cigars’ portfolio. Kurt Kendall has added the shape to both his original 7-20-4 line and 1874 Series, which he introduced last year.
It starts off well sticking mainly in the chocolate and earth flavor-sphere. The earthiness is tinged with a bit of grass and I think the best way to describe this cigar so far is by saying it’s pleasant. Being “pleasant” isn’t a bad thing but that limits the kind of role it can play.
The My Father Atlantic 15th Anniversary is the second cigar to be released as far as Atlantic Cigar's 15th Anniversary Series has gone (the first being a Viaje Exclusivo Lancero).
Cask #1674, a first fill sherry cask selected by a tasting panel comprised of George Grant (Glenfarclas), Serge Valentin (Whiskyfun), Ben Ellefsen (Master of Malt), and Michal Kowalski (Wealth Solutions), was filled on November 20th, 1953 at a strength of 63.4% Alc.
As anti-smoking legislation, Indiana's new statewide smoking ban has been rendered almost worthless by enough loopholes to vex a tax lawyer. But if it fails to protect Hoosiers' lungs, it may at least rescue them from snack food and soda.
Nose: Mixed peel, ginger, plums, honey, oak, pears and apples, lemon over shellfish, salt, port, pepper, savoury shapes biscuits, pipe tobacco, leather, maple syrup and a little soy sauce.
The wrapper had no visible flaws, only a few small to medium sized veins. The wrapper had a cedary smell, while the foot was just a simple earthy tobacco. The cigar was rock solidly packed, with no soft or hard spots. Luckily the draw was free, with only slight resistance. The pre-light draw was earthy with natural tobacco flavor.
Colour: Medium amber
Nose: Mixed fruit cocktail with honey, vanilla, hints of polished wood and nutmeg.
Palate: Honey, more of that fruit cocktail, vanilla, just a tiny hint of cheese and pepper.
Auchentoshan 1998/2012 'Lemon Sorbet' (46%, Wemyss Malts, 314 bottles)
Kinclaith 41 yo 1969/2010 (46%, Mo Or Collection, bourbon hogshead, cask #301453, 164 bottles)
Made from 100% Weber Blue Agave grown in the Los Altos region of Jalisco, Mexico at La Primavera Distillery; the initial product comes from Master Distiller Enrique de Colsa’s Special Reserve.
Overall impression: I rank this amongst the best of my whisky collection. It has the nose, palate and finish to rival the top scottish single malts. Its smooth and complex. Drunk on its own, with nothing in it, it just oozes quality.
The Spirit of Broadside is a new product that has been released by Adnams, the British brewer and distiller. Adnams is located in Southwold on the eastern coast of England, between the towns of Felixstowe and Lowestoft, and they have been making beer there for over 100 years.
The cigar is made by Davidoff at OK Cigars in the Dominican, and features tobacco from similar regions as you see in their other cigars. The cigar begins with an Ecuadorian Sun Grown Hybrid wrapper, and utilizes a Dominican Saint Vincente leaf as the binder.