Last night, Rick’s Cabaret, the upscale gentlemen’s club in New York City, received the two bottles of Louis XIII Rare Cask de Remy Martin that it was allocated. Only 786 bottles are available worldwide, and a mere 30 are in the United States.
When I sat down with Kinky Friedman last month, he told me he’d be spending less time in Texas this year … because leaving Texas is far more “lucrative” for him. Well, he’s now launched the tour he discussed with me at Cigar Expo, the “Go West Young Kinky Tour of 2010.” This is his [...]
Last night at Rick’s Cabaret, I happened to catch a glimpse of what may be the world’s rarest and most expensive bottle of cognac. Rare cognacs from Remy Martin have a reputation for being expensive but this hits a whole other level of conspicuous consumption because the Louis XIII rare cask cognac will sell at [...]
For those of you who like larger vitolas (cigar sizes), there’s good news for you, if you can get your hands on them. Habanos S.A., of Cuba, has just released their thickest Romeo y Julieta vitola, the Wide Churchill. At 5 1/8 inches and 55 ring gauge, this oversized robusto with a newly redesigned ornamental [...]
Pipe smokers will not want to miss the Viprati Pipe Show at De La Concha on August 2, 2010. From 10 AM to 7 PM, Luigi Viprati will have a large collection of pipes on hand, and “brothers of the briar will be able see the latest works of art before they are taken to [...]
Ever have a cigar while watching the sun set? Well, there’s a new cigar happy hour that’s designed for just that: Barry, from acigarsmoker.com, introduced me to Cigar Mondays at Vetro NYC. It sounds wonderful – you get a premium cigar, butler served hors d’ouevres and your choice of a cognac, port, single malt or [...]
The Columbia, South Carolina City Council is revisiting the city’s smoking ban. The newly elected council has to decide whether The Tobacco Merchant is covered by it. The establishment was considered a bar by the city, because it sells beer and wine, as well as its core tobacco products, but The Tobacco Merchant doesn’t see [...]
If you’re going to be in Union, New Jersey today, stop by The Barrister for a special fundraiser from 4 PM to 10 PM. CAO president Tim Ozgener will be on hand to raise funds for the Steve Faccenda Children’s Education Fund. Steve Faccenda, according to A Cigar Smoker, “was a beloved member of our [...]