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The Phantom Cocktail and Perdomo’s 20th Anniversary Maduro
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Why Are There So Many Types of Liquors?
Vodka, tequilla, rum, whiskey, whisky, bourbon, scotch, gin, sake, wine, brandy, cognac, beer, grappa, cachaca….. this can just keep going on and on and on! Why are there so many types of alcohol and what do they all mean?Continue reading
Get Lit Part 1: Pick Your Fire
Think about lighting your cigar or pipe like lighting your grill. Everyone tends to have a different opinion of what is best, but at the end of the day it all comes down to different conditions and personal preference. So let’s hit on the different ways to light up and how they may affect your cigar.Continue reading
Cutting to the Chase on Cuts
Even if you have never smoked a cigar, you have likely seen others cut off a small piece of the cigar before they smoke it. Or maybe you’ve watched a movie where the tough S.O.B. hero bites off a chunk of his cigar and spits it out before lighting up his choice stick, like a boss. This is likely confusing to you if you’ve never taken a close look at a cigar.Continue reading
Gurkha’s Seduction Cigar with a Velvet Red Manhattan
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Why You Should Try a Flight
What is a flight?
We’re not talking airplanes or staircases here. In the world of liquor a flight is a grouping of samples of similar spirits. They are usually comprised of 3 to 5 different samples. The main purpose of a flight is to highlight the similarities and differences of the chosen spirits.Continue reading
Drew Estate Undercrown Shade and Four Roses Yellow Label Bourbon
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What is the best beginner cigar?
There is only one true answer to what is the best beginner cigar: whatever the hell you want it to be. Just like with your first alcoholic drink, there is no hard-fast rule to what you can or cannot try for the first few smokes. However there is a rule of thumb for the easiest transition into this exciting new world.Continue reading
Why do people smoke cigars anyway?
Why smoke cigars? This is a common question for non-smokers and cigarette smokers alike. In particular cigarette smokers have a hard time processing what’s the point of it all when you don’t even inhale! What could someone get from it? Who has that much time? Seriously, what is the big deal?Continue reading