Old Forester Birthday Bourbon has been flying under the radar for sometime. However, for the 2013 release, there have been some reviews in the blogosphere that have swooned over it – specifically applauding its nose. That had me worried as OFBB was pasted all over Bourbon Exchange. Flipping OFBB? Say it isn’t so! Thankfully the craze for this was muted. There are still plenty in stores in PA if you are looking to buy.
The more I learn, the more I learn how little I know. — Socrates
Treat the infographic below like a map for the dark. A beginner cigar aficionado is in the dark. This gives him/her a map. S/he may not yet care about every side note on that map – just want to get out of the dark. Check it out for yourself and see our notes after it:
Here at WhiskyING we like playing certain games, preferably those involving afflicting some kind of pain to our beloved friends. How about Russian Roulette? Too messy? No more brains all over the rug – in these modern Russian Roulette games, worst case scenario is a really painful visit to the porcelain throne.
Two games, one with a ridiculously hot pepper hidden with 12 chocolate bullets, and another with drops of liquid pepper added to a random slice of pizza, promise to spice up any party.
The floods caused by the St. Vrain river around Longmont, Colorado, destroyed homes and businesses alike, and Left Hand Brewing was one of the affected. Forced to evacuate, the brewery’s team laid down malt bags in lieu of sand bags, said a spokeswoman in a statement to the Westword. With clearance from the National Guard, the brewery now plans to reopen the tap room and is now focused on its upcoming Oktoberfest celebration this Friday and Saturday in Roosevelt Park.
There’s obviously a lot of hype over drew estate cigars, especially undercrowns and Ligas and such, so, when I managed to pick up an undercrown from a B&M, I was pretty excited.
First off, the construction was absolutely magnificent, very tightly wrapped with no stems in the wrapper, it’s a beautiful stick. Not to mention the band is gorgeous. I had forgotten my cutter at home so I had to use the shitty guillotine cutter the shop handed me
The legend of the Cuban cigar seems to grow stronger every year and it only helps to feed the bootleggers. The infograph below, WHILE NOT 100% ACCURATE, provides a great starting point in determining if you’re looking at a fake Cuban or a real Cuban.
Cuban Cigars – Fake Or Not Infographic
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Still Waters is a brand new Canadian distillery in Concord, ON (Suburb of Toronto). They’re almost the exact opposite of a traditional, bland big Canadian distiller. Their twitter feed is very active, they seem to have distilled every possible whisky type under the sun and they’ve even set up a site to log each of their casks as they fill them!
I was at the tiny distillery today on a quick road trip and decided to pick up their new ‘single malt’ new make spirit from 100% barley.
General Cigar introduced FOUNDRY, a new boutique collection, around August of last year. The line is a stark juxtaposition between the old and the new. This visually-arresting collection was inspired by the art form of “steampunk,” which is both a retrospective and futuristic interpretation of innovation. Below is a review of their 6 1/4″ x 54, the Lovelace.