Category Archives: Drinks and Cigars

4 Hot Cocktails for Winter

When winter evenings start to crawl in early, there’s nothing more tempting than a cigar in one hand, and a whisky in the other. Take comfort in knowing, the frosty bite of the air is locked away as you take a smokey sip of indulgence.  With a chill in the air, we’ve been compiling an […]

Cigars and Rum Pairing Guide

A cigar next to a glass of rum

Pairings can be an incredible way to enhance a cigar. Finding the perfect food or drink item to enjoy alongside your smoke can help to develop an amazing flavour experience – drawing out subtleties and finding complementary notes. While cigars and Scotch are undoubtedly a fantastic, classic pairing, the focus on whisky amongst cigar-lovers often […]

Complete Guide to Whisky

Two glasses of whisky being poured from the bottle

When it comes to alcoholic beverages, whisky can be one of the hardest to get into. This isn’t because it doesn’t taste great, but because, generally speaking, a decent bottle of whisky is going to cost a great deal more than a decent bottle of wine, and many people are reluctant to commit to such […]

The Ultimate Guide to Enhancing Your Cigar Smoking Experience

man holding cigar

Once you’ve grasped the basics of cigar smoking and know more or less what it is you are looking for in a cigar, you can start to look for ways in which you can enhance your cigar smoking experience. In this guide, we will share some of our advice and top tips to help you […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Try Old and Rare Whisky

While you can find a quality sip in whisky of any age, there is certainly something appealing about the thought of being able to sample an old or rare whisky. Why Try Old Whisky? Aside from the novelty and excitement of trying something rare, there are valid taste reasons for wanting to try an older […]

Top Tips for Making Cocktails at Home

cocktail strained into a glass

Whether you’re a fan of the fruity or prefer your drink to have a stronger sip, there’s a cocktail for everyone. It’s always enjoyable to drink a professionally mixed cocktail, but it can be a bit tricky to replicate the same experience at home. To help you shake or stir together some delicious cocktails at […]

Cigar and Tea Pairing Guide

While we know of drinks like whisky and coffee being classic pairings for cigars, how do these smokes fair with the British favourite – a good cup of tea?! Why Do Tea and Cigars Pair Well Together? It is believed by some that the similarities in the growth process of both tea and tobacco are […]