Posted on Mar 22, 2012 04:08:16 PM

The world's most awarded single malt Scotch whisky is rolling their whisky barrels from coast to coast, inviting Scotch lovers to sign their aspirations and dreams on a Cask of Dreams barrel.

Posted on Jun 29, 2012 05:20:21 PM

Oliva Cigars is expanding its Serie V line, the game-changer cigar that turned the company from a producer of bargain smokes into one that is known for making some of the cigar world’s most sought-after cigars.

Posted on Jun 28, 2012 12:55:52 PM

A miniaturized version of the Tatuaje limited 2008  Halloween release, The Frank was named after the Frankenstein monster and it’s size as a box pressed double corona (7 5/8 x 49) served the namesake well.

Posted on Feb 24, 2012 03:46:00 AM

Caol Ila is a distillery on the famous whisky island of Islay. It is the largest distillery on the island with an annual production capacity of 3.5 million litres but despite this, is one of the least known. The main reason is that the majority of the stock goes to the Johnnie Walker blended whisky range, which is produced by the current owners, Diageo. 

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 04:32:46 AM

It’s strongly malt and chocolate driven, but gives the fruit hops just a touch of play resulting in a delightful cherry and jam touch that works well with the barest hint of fruit acidity. I always consider that acidity an important part of a brown ale, it keeps it tart and easy to drink against the potentially strong chocolate or nut flavours.

Posted on Jan 11, 2012 12:00:00 AM

I had so my thoughts about Indian whiskies. But I read enough good articles and reviews about Amrut. So I thought I will try them out. So I bought some miniatures of Amrut.

Posted on Jun 07, 2012 12:56:35 PM

PDR’s 1878 Reserva Dominicana Capa Habana, or PDR Blue Label for short, was the second Dominican Puro, the first being the Capa Oscura, to be released by the PDR factory. Pinar Del Rio is not a company I am shy about talking up to smokers.

Posted on Feb 01, 2012 04:25:00 PM

The amount of smoke is perplexing on the draw. Some draws you only get a little smoke and then sometimes you get so much your tongue feels like its wearing velvet. There is a lingering sweetness leftover from the thick smoke on your palate though.

Posted on Nov 23, 2011 12:00:00 AM

I was a massive fan of last year's Glendronach 1989, in fact it was the whisky that got me into Glendronach. So when I realised I would be tasting this year's release my excited anticipation went into overdrive.

Posted on Mar 24, 2012 06:52:23 PM

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.

Posted on Mar 01, 2012 12:55:30 PM
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.

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.

Posted on Jul 03, 2012 06:52:31 PM

Tomatin Distillery is looking forward to welcome in excess of 20,000 visitors to its Visitor Centre this summer, following a £150,000 investment in upgrading the popular tourist attraction.

Posted on Feb 14, 2012 12:00:00 AM

2011 saw a dedicated on-trade push for Auchentoshan Three Wood, promoting its unique complexity and versatility. Auchentoshan launched the first ever, transatlantic Auchentoshan Switch mixology competition that uses only the Three Wood.

Posted on Jun 08, 2012 07:55:23 PM

Vega Fina did a tremendous job of making this limited edition smoke look as classy and beautiful as possible. It has a very dark chocolate wrapper that oozes oils on its surface. The banding is simple but elegant with a secondary band indicating its Edicion Limitada status.

Posted on Jun 23, 2012 04:20:40 AM

Distilled on March 22nd 1967 , this spent 30 years in an Oloroso butt (#1138) and was bottled on the 24th March 1997 at an abv of 52.2% producing 580 bottles (this is bottle No.73) .

Posted on Jun 01, 2012 12:41:49 PM

The bills seek to restrict the FDA from regulating the premium cigar industry as it wishes to do to other tobacco products. With the FDA’s proposed new jurisdiction, they would have the ability to completely alter the way premium cigars are sold, even going as far as having the ability to take the word “cigar” out of advertisements.

Posted on Sep 02, 2012 12:30:13 PM

Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, grape popsicle, sweet simple syrup and maybe just a hint of clean oak in a whisky liqueur-cum-ice-cream topping designed for summer patio, fall campfire, or winter-hot-spot bliss.

Posted on Mar 04, 2012 04:30:47 AM

It is a very subtle beer for the main flavour, unfortunately the main body can also seem light. The front especially seeming occasionally watery.  The back by comparison hits with an acid burn as you swallow.

Posted on May 08, 2012 12:35:15 PM

Just like mom used to make — only alcoholic and in liquid form. The company’s master distiller taste-tested various peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to come up with what Van Gogh believes mimics the classic American sandwich.

Posted on Dec 13, 2011 12:00:00 AM

William Grant & Sons have used St Andrew’s Day to launch their Grant’s 12-Year-Old Blended Scotch Whisky in Malaysia.

Posted on Feb 07, 2012 02:48:43 AM

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.

Posted on Dec 31, 2011 12:18:52 PM

The CroMagnon is a joint project done by the owner of Hava Cigar Shop, Skip Martin and by an independent tabaquero named Michael Rosales.  Rosales is the founder of Adrian's Costa Rican Cigars.

Posted on Jan 03, 2012 09:27:16 AM

Illusione Maduro ~hl~In October of 312 AD at the Battle of Milvian Bridge it was said that Constantine I saw a vision of the Christian Cross in the sun, and from that moment he took on Christianity as his own religion, and established a tolerance of Christianity in his Roman Empire.

Posted on Jul 16, 2012 12:55:39 PM

Centuries of tradition, knowledge and passion are what you will dicover in each AVO Heritage cigar created by Master Cigar Composer Avo Uvezian, alongside undisputed Master of Tobacco Hendrik Kelner – assisted by Eladin Diaz and Manuel Peralia, plus the many talented farmers, blenders, and rollers.

Posted on Apr 18, 2012 12:55:41 PM

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.