Glenturret 17 yo 1994/2011 (50%, Douglas Laing, Old Malt Cask, sherry butt, 298 bottles)
Glenturret 17 yo 1985/2002 (59.1%, Wilson & Morgan, hogshead, cask #122, 290 bottles)
Glenturret 34 yo 1977/2012 (46.7%, The Whisky Agency & The Nectar, refill hogshead, 256 bottles)
The Tatuaje Mexican Experiment is a highly limited release. Produced at the My Father factory in Nicaraga for Havana Cellars, the Tatuaje Mexican Experiment features a Nicaraguan binder and fillers with a Mexican San Andres wrapper.
The new permanent fixture to the range will take its place in a slimmed down new range, which now includes the regular Cutty Sark, the Storm, plus two age statements - the 12 and 18 years old.
The cigar is a joint venture between Pete Johnson and Janny Garcia and is produced in the My Father Cigars factory. The cigar is comprised of a Connecticut broadleaf and Nicaraguan fillers and binder all with a Connecticut broadleaf maduro wrapper.
Nose: nicely polished oak which slowly fades into some sweet and maritime aromas. Salty sea spray and seaweed combined with smoke and freshly cut peat.
A very oily reddish brown rosado wrapper covers the Rosado Especial. A nice looking wrapped I do say, with very few big veins. Overall a good feel to it with no hard or soft spots. Like the other LX2s, a double cap is applied nicely.
Nose: A flawless nose: an absolute perfection of balance between purring barley and fresh fruit, especially apples. Just love the new-mown hay. In fact, everything about this, especially that mix of old and new characteristics.
A 60 year old Single Malt Whisky is being launched today (6th February 2012) in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee by one of the world’s leading malt whisky specialists.
A brand new 'Rumble' has just hit our desks. Balcones distillery, the Texas-based craft operation lovingly run by Chip Tate are becoming well known for their experiments in flavour, casting the net wide when it comes to new ways to produce innovative spirit.
The Quesada Oktoberfest is a cigar designed to be paired with the German Oktoberfest beer and is an IPCPR 2012 release. I am a big fan of Märzen style brews, and could not wait to light this up and see if it lives up to its bottled counterparts.
The famous Macallan distillery have announced the imminent launch of a brand new range of whiskies - The Macallan 1824 Series. There have been rumours about this new range circulating around the whisky blogosphere for the last two months or so, and it seems to have been causing quite a stir amongst our fellow bloggers and whisky fans alike.
Four Roses Distillery tells BourbonBlog.com issue the newest release this spring 2012 is its series of limited-quantity special bottlings with the 2012 Limited Edition Single Barrel Bourbon, which will be bottled at barrel strength and encompass a spicy, full-bodied recipe.
The wrappers have been aged for 5 years before rolling. These have been in my humidor since 2008. I smoked one the day they arrived and didn't think too much of it. I tucked them away until last year when I stumbled on them looking around the humidor.
North British 32 yo 1978/2011 (55.2%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #38476, 219 bottles)
North British 50 yo 1962/2012 (45.2%, Archives, hogshead, cask #29, 168 bottles)
This cigar is a great looking stick and was rolled to perfection. I say this due to its rich milk chocolate leaf wrapper that is surrounded by small non noticeable veins. Believe me, from head to toe it’s a true winner.
The Bowmore 17YO represents one of the numerous DFS exclusive releases that the Bowmore distillery comes up with, really reflecting the distillery's recognition of this market. It is however, one of the most highly sought after, or so I've been told.
We are have now reached the halfway point of the 2011 Cigar of the Year countdown. For this epic encounter we come to an early 2011 release that was one of the most anticipated cigars that cigar enthusiasts were waiting to get their hands on.
The owner of the eponymous red aperitif, Skyy vodka and Glen Grant whisky told the Reuters Food and Agriculture Summit in Milan it had reduced supplies to credit-squeezed Italian wholesalers in the last quarter of 2011.
The band has a retro look and the boxes that these cigars are packed in are a revived version of an old box from the original El Credito factory in the Dominican Republic. The wrapper is a Connecticut seed tobacco cultivated and cross-bred in Honduras.
I really loved drinking this. It is the best whiskey I've tasted in my (limited) experience. I'd recommend without hesitation and would want on hand to serve to friends, especially considering the price.
Recently My Father Cigars released a new cigar exclusive to New England. It is called the Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial Connecticut New England Edition. The new cigar uses the same wrapper as the Jaime Garcia Limited Edition 2011, and used the same blend as the regular Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial.
For this wonderful installment of an excuse to drink on a Monday, at long last on our site, I cover the Laphroaig 18.
Cuban Stock has entered the 6 x 60 market with a vitola named “Swell”. It’s a little different from the rest as it is a figurado shape. The Swell comes in a Maduro or Natural wrapper and both are Dominican Puros.
Created by the Robillard family, the 40%abv whisky is made with real maple syrup and is available in certain US and Canadian markets for US$19.99. Diageo intends to begin a national roll out of the whisky, which has joined its catalyst division of high potential brands, nationally from Autumn 2012.
MANILA, Philippines - Cigars symbolize success, wealth and power. For Filipinos, cigars also connect the present with their nation’s past.