Author Archives: Ellie

4 Bourbon Whiskey Cocktails for Summer

pouring cocktail

We all love a good cocktail in the summer. The combination of cooling ice, refreshing fizz and fresh fruitiness is the perfect mixture for a day when the sun is out and shining! While whiskey probably isn’t the first alcohol that would come to mind when we mention refreshing summer sips, we love a good […]

Guide to Cigar Ring Gauges

cigar cutter with cigar

Fashions change all the time, and while we would expect this from our clothes and décor, the same can absolutely be said for our cigar preferences too. One of the most noticeable phases for cigars is the size of ring gauge. Over the years, the in-vogue cigar size has shifted, and these days we see […]

How the US Trade Embargo Impacted Cuban Cigars

box of cigars

Since 1962, an embargo has been in place for trade between Cuba and the United States. With Cuban cigars being such a key export for the country, cigar lovers in the US have been unable to legally get their hands on a Cuban smoke, unless they leave the country. We take a look at the […]

Cigar Smoking Icons: Mark Twain

Mark Twain in a white suit with a smoking pipe

One of the great names of American literature, Mark Twain was an international figure of great recognition during his lifetime. A wizard with words, he became a source of inspiration for many around the world through his humourist approach and exciting tales. Mark Twain was a larger than life character in many ways, including his […]

Five Tips for the Perfect Pipe Smoke

A smoking pipe on a piece of wood with smoke from the bowl

There’s something special about the time spent pipe smoking. Whether it’s a contemplative moment by yourself or a long conversation with friends, pipe smoking is a wonderful way to unwind from the world. One of the joys of pipe smoking compared to other methods is the whole routine that surrounds the practice. Whether you’re trying […]

Six Pipe Community Instagrams to Follow for Inspiration

Authentic traditional tobacco pipes on a wooden stand

Pipe smoking is a timeless activity enjoyed by people all across the world. Whether you prefer sitting back for a quiet bowl of an evening or enjoying a smoke and catch-up with friends, pipes can mean different things to different people. Thanks to social media, the pipe smoking community has not only grown but also […]

Cocktails to Try with Cigars

cigar next to an old fashioned

While a warming glass of Scotch whisky is the perfect pairing for your cigar in the winter months, the summer may call for something a little more fresh and fizzy to suit patio dining in sunny weather! We share some of our favourite cocktail recipes that will work wonderfully with your favourite smoke. Old Fashioned […]