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Is Whisky Worth More Than Gold?

In the investment world, whisky has become something of a hot topic in recent years. While we all know that a top-quality bottle can easily set you back a bit, increased interest in rare and old bottles of the liquor has boosted sale prices to the point that whisky is now a better investment than […]

Británicas Coming Back to Britain

La Gloria Cubana Británicas Extra

Big news for British cigar aficionados comes in the form of the recently announced upcoming release of this years’ Regional Edition smoke, La Gloria Cubana Británicas Extra. The cigar was unveiled last week during the Cuban Habanos Festival and is set for an official release later this year.

Davidoff Celebrates Half a Century of Cigars

Amongst connoisseurs, Davidoff cigars are a popular choice. Not only do they exude luxuriousness through their slick and sophisticated appearance, but their mild yet exciting flavours offer a smoking experience at the height of pleasure. This year, the renowned cigar brand will be celebrating its 50th anniversary with the release of a custom-made cigar range […]

Can Whisky be Matured in an Hour?

Whisky that has been aged

Imagine a world in which whisky could be aged in mere hours, rather than the several years it currently takes. In theory, you could sit and enjoy a dram while a whisky was specially made and aged for you while you wait. Well, recently released documents, previously kept secret, have revealed that this could have […]

José Orlando Padrón: The Life of a True Cigar Connoisseur

Smoke sifting through the air on a black background.

At the end of last year, cigar connoisseurs from all over the globe were saddened by the news that one of the tobacco industry’s greatest icons, José Orlando Padrón, had passed away. At 91 years of age, Padrón had certainly made his mark in the world of tobacconists and was best known as the founder […]

Cigar Aficionado’s Top Cigar of 2017

Cigar of the year

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 […]

Scientists Have Found a Way to Make Whisky Clear

Whiskey poured through a graphene filter

A recent research study from the National Graphene Institute has allowed for scientists to produce a whisky that is completely clear. Graphene is a million times thinner than a human hair, is flexible and is also stronger than steel, making it an incredibly versatile matter. Graphene is a material that was previously considered to be […]