Before lighting your cigar you must cut the closed, capped end off the cigar before you can smoke it. The closed capped end of a cigar is where you put your mouth and you must cut it to allow proper air to flow through the cigar, otherwise it simply won't draw.
Perdomo introduced its Exhibición line of cigars at the 2011 IPCPR. It continues Perdomo’s trend of introducing a new line in three different wrappers with the same binders and fillers.
Back in November of 2010, Bill Mackintosh and Mark Connelly launched Glasgow's Whisky Festival. For that festival they bottled a 14 Year Old, single cask Highland Park. Cut to November of 2011 and Bill and Mark were back at it with the second GWF.
Fine humidor maker Daniel Marshall and Kindergarten Cop star Arnold Schwarzenegger are standing together to keep children safe after school. And they’re doing it with an impressive gift package.
The El Titan de Bronze Redemption Maduro Cigars are the strongest El Titan de Bronze yet. It is handmade at the El Titan de Bronze cigar factory on Calle Ocho in Little Havana, Miami, FL.
The Toraño Family Cigar Company is proud to announce the release of a new chapter in the Master story: The Master Maduro. The Master line of cigars has been a smashing success with the launch of the original Master two years ago.
The world’s leading whisky, Johnnie Walker, is helping to make the streets of New York safer this holiday season by helping to combat drink driving.
Special commemorative bottling of a truly unique blended whisky liquid. Faithful reproduction of the actual Mackinlay’s whisky taken on the ill-fated Shackleton Antarctic expedition to the South pole in 1907. Presented in a replica bottle and wooden case – just as Shackleton left it.
This 16 year old from Ian Macleod’s Chieftain’s range was distilled in 1995, and aged in an American oak hogshead. As with all Chieftain’s, this expression is made up of 276 bottles of non-chill-filtered, non-colored whisky.
The Partagas Black Label line was developed in response to changing consumer dynamics and increasing interest in full-bodied cigars. Extending the brand that boasts “the richest cigars in the world”, Partagas Black label cigars have been created to appeal to smokers who enjoy a rich taste in a big ring-gauge.
Colour: Dark amber
Nose: Orange, toffee, honey, hints of toasted almonds and cinnamon.
Palate: Demerara sugar, orange zest, dried apricits, cinnamon.
Distilled in 1996, the whisky has been matured for 16 years, spending four of those years in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks, before being bottled in July of this year. Cask #5614 was bottled at 55.2% ABV. There are 296 bottles available at Master of Malt, each priced at £54.95.
On the heels of last year’s “American Classic Blend” release, Alec Bradley Cigars has announced the release of “American Sungrown Blend,” a fuller-bodied, all-Nicaraguan leaf blend.
Man where did 2011 go? Seems like the older you get the faster time goes by. Before 2012 gets here its time to look back at 2011. 2011 was another awesome year for cigars! I'm anxious to see what Walt, Brian, Mike and Charlie have listed this year.
Everything’s coated by some very refined oak varnish, mint and old roses. Great. Whiffs of herbal tea and aniseed. Fudge. Also a soft smoky note and a clean matchstick note, but very much in the background. Very high class, especially the fresh fruits make it stand out.
According to Adriano Martínez, a former executive of Habanos SA, in Min Ron Nee's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Post-Revolution Havana Cigars, the Trinidad brand was first produced in 1969 at the El Laguito factory in Havana.
Red Breast, produced by the Middleton distillery, is one of the better Irish whiskies available. This 15 Year Old has a grain bill consisting of 50% unmalted barley and 50% malted barley (which I'm informed is the Irish tradition). Matured in a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks it's bottled at 46%.
Honey, fruit cocktail, vanilla, polished wood, hints of nutmeg and pepper. Honey, pears, apples, banana, raisins, vanilla, hints of ginger and nutmeg.
The Gonza was a solid box press, with an almost square shape, as opposed to the slightly wider than tall rectangular shape most box pressed cigars fall into. The two bands have a bit of visual interest, but I could see how these might get overlooked in the humidor at your local cigar shop, too.
Man, are those cigars green! If you've seen candelas before you probably have seen a light lime green hue...and it even disappears to a certain extent under some lighting condition.
Smoke-free businesses were the stuff of pipe dreams a few generations ago. That was especially true in Jacksonville, where the tobacco industry once flourished.
The man responsible for America’s (if not the world’s) best-known whiskey is making an appearance in Connecticut to meet whiskey fans, and maybe give away a few secrets.
The Don Tomas brand has existed since the 1970′s but after the cigar boom, General had decided that a reblending was in order and thus, one of those we have today is the Don Tomas Clasico.
The oily wrapper had no visible flaws, and had some blotchy color variances. The smell of the wrapper was a mild, sweet earthiness with wood. The foot smelled the same, but had a spicy note. The cigar had some minor soft and hard spots, and bounced back when squeezed.
Quesada chose the name Q D’etat for this Dominican Puro to unite all cigar smokers in an effort against the tyrannical and excessive taxation and restrictions that our all-knowing government has placed on our freedom to enjoy premium cigars.