Category Archives: Drinks and Cigars

Can Whiskey Go Bad?

A very commonly asked question from whiskey drinkers is whether or not a whiskey can go off once it has been opened. The answer is both good news and bad news. Technically, whiskey can go bad; however, the good news is that it is extremely unlikely to ever happen! If the whiskey is stored properly, […]

What Are Whiskey Stones and Are They Useful?

whiskey stones

No matter how you decide to serve your whiskey, whiskey stones can be a useful tool for sustaining a great drinking temperature for your dram. In the whiskey world, however, they are a controversial accessory for whiskey drinkers, with a fairly decisive split between those who love them and those who hate the stones! In […]

Fans Await Game of Thrones Whisky Release

Game of Thrones fans have been counting down the days in anticipation for the eighth and final season of the hit television show. To increase the hype for this show even further, collectors and fans of whisky can also look forward to the release of the much-awaited Game of Thrones whisky collection.

Are Whiskey and Bourbon the Same Thing?

Bourbon whiskey

A commonly asked question relating to whiskey is whether or not Bourbon and whisky are the same thing. At its simplest, the answer is that Bourbon is a type of whiskey, but not all whiskies are Bourbons. To count as a Bourbon, the whiskey must meet a strict set of rules regarding its ingredients and […]

5 Health Benefits of Drinking Whisky

whisky health benefits

We will all be aware of the risks that come from overindulging in a few too many glasses of whisky too often, but are you aware of the potential benefits that the drink can bring when enjoyed in moderation?! While there is still a lot of debate as to whether the health benefits of alcohol, […]

Why Is Japanese Whisky So Expensive?

Over the past few years, the popularity of Japanese whisky has grown continually, and it certainly doesn’t look like the trend is set to stop any time soon. However, as more turn to the world of Japanese whiskies, we have seen price tags skyrocket. What was once a modest interpretation of Scottish malt whiskies has […]

A Gentleman’s Christmas: Best Cigars for Christmas

A Christmas present

It’s (almost) the most wonderful time of the year! Mince pies are hitting the shelves, decorations are going up, and our fires are being lit. At Christmas, it’s finally acceptable to indulge ourselves in the little luxuries we’ve been after all year; in fact, it is encouraged! But sometimes, all the fun of Christmas can […]

Pairing Cigars with Japanese Whisky

Whisky Rocks with Cigar and Guillotine

Japanese Whisky is known for its subtlety and complex flavours. Typically juxtaposed against the bold but straightforward designs of Kana script, Japanese whisky takes something with centuries of history and thousands of years of miles away in the Scottish highlands and puts its own respectful reinterpretation in a bottle.

10 Fascinating Facts About Coffee

A latte

With coffee playing such a major role in the lives of many in the 21st-century, it’s difficult to imagine a productive working week without our mid-morning cup of ‘Joe’. Whether you’re a coffee connoisseur that won’t settle for anything less than a smooth Italian blend created in some swanky machine or you’re happy to settle […]