Here’s another example of the quickly evolving and adaptive cigar culture in the UK: Dukes, St James’s, the boutique hotel located close to Green Park in London, has just launched its Cognac and Cigar Garden. The garden is a newly refurbished outdoor area that perfectly accommodates the luxurious pairing of cognac and cigars.
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.
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 [...]
As I walked in, I picked up a crystal chalice and a pamphlet describing each whiskey, cigar, and their recommended pairings. I was a bit surprised to find that there were no guides to lead us through the tasting experience. (I may very well be spoiled by Jose Blanco’s blending event). But extremely helpful BaDC [...]
For most of us we have discovered that scotch is the single best drink to accompany a fine cigar and are dedicated to the pursuit of the perfect cigar and the perfect scotch. Of course such an adventure as our is a highly subjective one. My favorite cigars may not be yours, and the same [...]
At the Drew Estate cigar dinner hosted by De La Concha last week, there was an unannounced guest: Edward III. Not royalty exactly, but certainly a presence that was appreciated. Absinthe is back, and it’s better than ever! I’ve been a big fan of la fee verte since happening upon a basement absinthe bar in [...]
“Join the party!” takes on a new meaning when a certain frosted bottle is brought out from behind the bar. Eric Hanson’s latest lifestyle creation, Hammer & Sickle is inherently fun — a luxury poke at a “brand” that is its antithesis. This brand of vodka and accompanying cigars welcomes those who have worked for [...]
Prefer Scotch with your cigar? Well, you’re about to get a few more choices. Scotch whisky distilleries are opening at a rapid clip – a pace not seen since the 1970s, according to the latest from the Wall Street Journal. Diageo is looking to open its twenty-eighth distillery in Scotland this fall, its first new [...]
They are popping up all over the country – get-togethers where you can dig a little deeper into the hobby you enjoy so much. Cigar tastings, often accompanied by spirits, are becoming increasingly popular. A recent event at Legends of Fire cigar bar in Airway Heights, Washington, included alcohol pairings with cigars, and more than [...]
Get to Metuchen, New Jersey on May 20, 2010 for a cigar tasting hosted by Camacho. The event runs from 4 PM to 8 PM, and you’ll enjoy both cigars and a special sampling of rum from Matusalem Rum. May 20 is a busy day in this part of the country for Camacho. Starting at [...]