When reading about whisky (or whiskey!), or even when you are inspecting your favourite bottle before pouring yourself a dram, you are bound to have noticed the inconsistencies with spellings. Sometimes the ‘e’ is there, other times it is nowhere to be seen!
Alcohol can often enhance a smoking experience, and cigar aficionados tend to have strong ideas about which beverages work best with their beloved cigars. While whisky is the most commonly attempted pairing for cigar lovers, during special events or the festive season, Champagne may be the drink on offer. Pairing cigars with anything seems to […]
Whatever you’ve got planned for New Year’s Eve, it’s always nice to look good. Whether it’s a big night out with friends or a chilled evening at home, entering the new year in style is a must. So, after the hustle and bustle of Christmas, we recommend taking some time out to think about what […]
The way your cigar burns can reveal lots about the way your cigar has been constructed. While you may think that the way your cigar burns is down to the way you have lit it, the way the cigar has been made can actually make more of an impact. We take a look at the […]
It’s here! The cigar of the year, as decided by Cigar Aficionado Magazine has been announced, and this year the accolade is awarded to Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Eye of the Shark! The blend used for this top cigar is based on that used in the original Don Carlos cigar, which was released back in […]
There are of course many occasions to enjoy a cigar, from the birth of a baby to a special birthday. Yet the tradition of an ‘after dinner’ cigar perhaps seems most fitting for Christmas Day, a time that we all like to enjoy those little luxuries in life. For many cigar-lovers, savouring a smoke after […]
December is a busy and exciting time of the year for everyone, with Christmas and New Years Eve festivities in full swing. This month also marks one of the biggest events in the cigar lovers calendar, as now is the time for the biggest names in the cigar world to announce the best cigar of […]
While sometimes a cigar is just a thing that you smoke, on other occasions, when you have a little more time to relax and properly enjoy the experience, it can be a chance to explore the flavours of each stogie and enhance your palate. Some cigars flavours are bold and instantly identifiable, whereas others may […]
In recent years, more and more fans of whisky have been turning from the bottle to the barrel. We take a look at what how cask strength whisky differs from it’s bottled alternative, and why so many are enjoying it now.