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? An alcoholic beverage is categorized based on the steps it takes to produce it. Differences in … Continue reading Why Are There So Many Types of Liquors?
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 … Continue reading Get Lit Part 1: Pick Your Fire
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 … Continue reading Cutting to the Chase on Cuts
Gurkha's Seduction Rothchild This cigar was first released at the 2011 IPCPR trade show. Filler: Columbian Corojo, Binder: Dominican Olor, Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Cold Draw: leather, tobacco, hint of cocoa First third: surprisingly mild, leather, white pepper, cedar Second Third: growing in body but still mellow, the white pepper has morphed into a baker's spice, a more notable … Continue reading Gurkha’s Seduction Cigar with a Velvet Red Manhattan
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. Aren't flights … Continue reading Why You Should Try a Flight
Drew Estate Undercrown Shade Gran Toro This master blend was created by Drew Estate's torcedores after they were asked to smoke less Liga Privada cigars because they were leaving too few to be exported. Utilizing the same tobacco as the Liga Privada, just different vintages and primings. Filler: Dominican Criollo, Nicaraguan Criollo and Corojo, Binder: Sumatra, Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut … Continue reading Drew Estate Undercrown Shade and Four Roses Yellow Label Bourbon
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 … Continue reading What is the best beginner cigar?
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? While cigars are certainly … Continue reading Why do people smoke cigars anyway?