Monthly Archives: July 2018

Drinks on Screen: Cocktails from Film and TV

cocktail recipes from films

Since the beginning of film and television, characters onscreen have often been depicted with a drink in hand, sat at a bar, or enjoying a sneaky sip at home. Some of these characters and shows have made the drinks famous, or have made the drink so iconic, linking it to the character that we can’t […]

7 Instagram Accounts Cigar and Whisky Lovers Need to Follow

Instagram accounts for cigar and whisky lovers

While in the past, the only way to enjoy a dram and a smoke would be to actually have a cigar and a glass of whisky, now with the age of social media, experiencing some of the joys of these treats can be instantaneous with the incredible Instagram accounts showing off the impressive collections of […]

The Ultimate Guide to Pairing

Pairing cigars

Trying to find a great pairing for your cigars can prove tricky for even the most advanced cigar aficionado. To help you on your way to finding the perfect partners we have put together our ultimate pairing guide, covering drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, as well as an assortment of food.

5 Fitting Occasions for Cigar Smoking

Five men in suits pulling up their trousers to reveal stripy socks

For regular stogie smokers, any time is a good time to enjoy a cigar. However, if you are new to the art of cigar smoking or simply like to savour it for a special event, there are several occasions that present the perfect opportunity to relish a pleasurable puff. From the birth of a baby […]

Perfecting Your Cocktail and Cigar Pairings

When it comes to alcohol and cigars, even the most seasoned cigar aficionado and spirit buffs can find themselves in a bit of trouble when it comes to finding the perfect drink and cigar pairings. We take a look at how to pair cigars based on our ability to pick out complex flavours with our […]

Five Unusual Facts About Cigar Smoking Icon Winston Churchill

Churchill before his Iron Curtain speech, cigar in hand.

When you think of cigar smoking icons, one of the first that probably pops into your head is Winston Churchill. The no-nonsense, former British wartime prime minister was often snapped with a stogie in mouth or hand, and as such, resulted in having a variety of cigar named after him. But what about the man […]

Common Problems With Humidors

Humidors are used to keep cigars safe and stored in the optimum conditions to ensure their longevity and to keep them tasting fresh and aromatic, so of course, it is immensely disappointing if a problem occurs that leaves your humidor not working at its best. Problems with a humidor can occur due to both inferior […]

A Whisky Inspired Fashion Line Is Launching

A Scottish distillery is launching a fashion line, inspired by the whisky it produces. BenRiach, a Speyside distillery who are known for their adventurous approaches to whisky making, will be working hand in hand with Scottish designer Kestin Hare to form a series of apparel inspired by the distillery, scotch and the Speyside landscape.

Cigar Smoking World Championship

For months, cigar lovers have been puffing away around the world to win themselves the chance to compete in the ultimate smoking showdown; the Cigar Smoking World Championship. Qualifying rounds have taken place everywhere from Canada to Thailand, in preparation for the grand finale which is being held later this year in Split, Croatia between […]