Boulevardier Cocktail and Wynwood Factory Fresh Cigar

Boulevardier Cocktail and Wynwood Factory Fresh Cigar

One of my favorite things to do is to bring together the new with the old. As I’m smoking the Wynwood Factory Fresh Cigar, what I see is something very new in style of production and in art. I’m inspired to pair this cigar with a vintage libation, and see how the two are both […]

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5 Ways to Use Your Cigar Bands

5 Ways to Use Your Cigar Bands

Cigar bands, we all have them but what are we do with them once we are done with our cigar? Here are five creative ways to make use of the cigar bands you have collected.   1. Start a cigar journal. Grab a notebook and start gluing or taping your cigar bands in, leaving space […]

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Illusione Epernay Cigar Review: A “New Classic”

Illusione Epernay Cigar Review: A “New Classic”

Le Petit/Petit Corona: 4 1/2 x 44 Café Rosado Wrapper with Nicaraguan Binder and Filler, consisting of Criollo and Corojo tobaccos. This has easily become a “new classic” for me. I find myself smoking various vitolas of the same blend, but most often the “Le Ferme” and “Le Petit” sizes ( Robusto and Petit Corona). […]

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The Dalmore Constellation hits the Marque

The Dalmore Constellation hits the Marque

I remember attending the unveiling of The Constellation Collection at our own downtown Spec’s in Houston, just waiting to get a glimpse of this beautiful rare assortment of single malt whiskies from the iconic Dalmore Distillery. The collection boasts 21 single cask whiskies created between the years 1964 and 1992, each with their own unique […]

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Gurkha Cellar Reserve Cigar + Creole Contentment Cocktail

Gurkha Cellar Reserve Cigar + Creole Contentment Cocktail

This has been one of my favorite pairings. The drink and cigar both truly compliment each other. When I first tasted this cocktail at Anvil, I knew it was the perfect match for the Cellar Reserve from Gurkha. Since then, I’ve been playing around with the cocktail for variations which I will include in this […]

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Cigar Accessories: Humidor ( Part Five )

Cigar Accessories: Humidor ( Part Five )

A humidor is a wonderful gift any cigar smoker can appreciate. Having “too much storage” is hardly a problem, and you’ll quickly find that a humidor will fill up faster than you may think. Keeping our cigars at their optimal smoking condition is critical to the smoking experience. There are endless styles of humidors available; […]

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