At the 2012 IPCPR Trade Show, Viaje Founder Andre Farkas provided an overview of his upcoming cigar, the Viaje Honey and Hand Grenades (HHG). For several months, Viaje has put teasers out for this most anticipated new release in some of its 2012 shipments (in the form of stickers) and on Facebook.
Master of Malt has thanked customers and staff after being named Global Online Retailer of the Year at the prestigious Icons of Whisky event in London last week.
The William Bros Brewing Company, makers of Fraoch Heather Ale, has teamed up with Auchentoshan to produce a limited edition version of their beer. Fraoch 22 has been aged for a year in ex-sherry casks formerly used to age Auchentoshan’s single malt, as well as six months in a tank.
I lit up the Partagas 1845 and got a wave of earthiness first, along with more subtle notes of cocoa powder and coffee bean. Notes of rum from the barrel aging were detectable mostly on the finish and the retrohale was nutty and peppery.
“I love coffee, I love tea, I love the java jive and it loves me…” Ah, the classic lyrics of the 1941 Ink Spots tune. I do love my coffee every morning, but in general I have it sans alcohol. For those looking for the flavor of coffee in a liqueur, there are several choices out there.
Now this is an interesting hop. Very fresh, very sweet and fruity with a lot of orange and apricot leanings in its flavours. Overall the beer feels very clean. There is a fluffy hop character at the end but the traditional hoppiness isn’t highly present in the beer.
There is very little information on any of these cigars. C & C are playing their cards close to their chest. Joe Chiusano of Cusano Cigars is the owner of the company and wanted to bring out an affordable, premium line of cigars.
The 1st third of this cigar consisted of a nice hit of pepper that immediately gets your attention. No please note that its not harsh or over powering. The cigar then begins to mellow out to a rich coffee and chocolate goodness.
Drinks Americas Holdings, Ltd., ("Drinks") , a leading developer and marketer of beverage products, announced today that KAH® Tequila was recently honored at The Ultimate Spirits Challenge held in New York City March 5 - 9.
On the nose, there's freshly soaked barley left to malt in a Highland field that was already overgrown with switchgrass.
The goal of the legislation, as stated by the senators, is threefold: to bring all tobacco products in line with the relatively higher taxes that are levied on cigarettes, to discourage the use of tobacco products by minors, and to increase government revenue.
The wrapper on this sample was a medium-dark brown in color with some medium and fine veins to it. The wrapper also had a good amount of oils to and and was fairly smooth to the touch. The very ornate band reminds me of a classical painting. My wife decided to abscond with the band once I took it off she liked it so much.
When Mark Kamp looks at the craft beer industry, both here in Nashville and across the United States, he sees a revolution slowly taking hold. Every pint poured is an opportunity to bring someone new into the movement.
The Yeti series of beers has been the brainchild of Great Divide Brewing, located in Colorado. Established in 1994, they have quickly risen to become one of the elite American craft beer brewers, typically specializing in unique and bold full bodied beers.
Zesty oak and warm peat smoke top notes, with sweet undertones, reminiscent of fresh nutmeg and toasted almonds. Faintly salty. Laphroaig 15yo is a smoother and more elegant elder sibling to the robust 10 year-old.
Wrapper: The cigar is wrapped in a nice Maduro wrapper leaf with only the tiniest of visible veins. This is a nice wrapper!
Construction: The Triple Mad is firm to the touch and well packed, but still retains an easy draw after using a cutter.
Since its introduction, Caribou Crossing has received a myriad of accolades, including most recently the Chairman’s Trophy and a “92” rating at the 2012 Ultimate Spirits Challenge, and a “93” rating from John Hansell at Whisky Advocate.
The Smokehead Extra Rare can be found in travel retail (although quite a few retailers carry this as well) and is bottled by MacLeod Distillers.
Montesino is one of the first brands produced by the Fuente’s when they moved to the Dominican Republic. The Fuente Family is one of the most well known cigar manufacturers in the world.
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.
As previously revealed by Stefan from Tokyowhiskyhub in May from his TIBS/Whisky Live Tokyo 2012 report, there are now some new single cask releases from Mars Shinshu that have gone on sale this week.
This cigar is called the Quesada Q D'etat. There is a theme behind this line of cigars. It is intended to support the industry's battle against the government and anti-tobacco factions.
The Club Caribe LLC distillery in Cidra is expected to open later this year at the site of a former pharmaceutical plant. The company is affiliated to Cc1, a Puerto Rican company that distributes Coca-Cola products locally.
AKA Cigars was founded in 2010 by proud Americans who wanted an American-themed cigar company...the AKA stands for "American Kick Ass."
A couple of months back there was quite the buzz about Eddie Ortega separating himself from Rocky Patel. Not long after I learned that news, I learned that Eddie Ortega was striking out on his own with a line of cigars.