It isnt often that you get a two-color, Barber Pole style cigar, and even less often that you get to see a green wrapper. But this rather stylish Ogre, from Asylum, delivers delicious hints of hay, cream, and even some coco and vanilla. The 7×70 beast requires some commitment (90-115min at least), but it’s a truly unique experience. Full review below:
We’re big fans of The Balvenie family here, and it’s hard to find somebody that wont appreciate the hard work of master blender David Stewart, so we were pretty excited to hear their 2 new offerings are coming to select states in the US in late October. The Balvenie TUN 1509 Batch 1 and the Single Barrel, Traditional Oak, aged 25 years.
If you ever needed a reason to become an environmentalist, consider this:
Without forests there is no wine, no wine, no scotch…
Suddenly, protecting the environment takes a whole new meaning as you tenderly grasp your glass of Aberlour 12. In the infographic below, you see how a 70-80 year old oak tree produces only 2 64 gallon barrels:
When one travels to China, there are many wonders to be seen, but none are dearer to a Jack Daniel’s fan than its bastard brother, Jack Knight. The pictures below showcase the delightful concoction in its original capsule, and leave little to be said.
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:
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.