After releasing their Cigar & Spirit Pairing Guide in July 2016, Famous Smoke Shop teamed up with beerologists and tobacconists to create an interactive tool for cigar connoisseurs and newbies alike, to find the perfect matching cigar for their choice of beer.
Jonathan Drew, founder of Drew Estate cigars, has announced his plans today to enter the spirits industry with his new venture, “John Drew Brands.” The company will focus on spirits, craft beverages, and food.
The flagship brand from the Appleton Estate range takes off immediately. With a Balmoral Añejo XO Petit Robusto Flagtail with its gingerbread-like texture a very intense interplay develops.
Williamsbirne at its finest! Expressive with opulent fruit, the scent almost explodes. A Maria Mancini Postre de Banquete Edition 2015 don’t disturb the interplay of fruity sweetness, and intensifies the aromas of the cigar.
Here the eternal cliché of the dull American whiskey is dispelled. Together with an Ashton Virgin Sun Grown Belicoso with its typical spicy sweetness, a compact sensory union develops.
This bottle is smoother than what we’re used to from the house of Ardmore. Combined with a Dalay Reserva Maduro Chisel, a honey sweetness with spices develops.
Robert Birnecker dreamed of taking Austria’s time-honored distillery tradition to the United States. His Koval brand has achieved that dream – though not with Old World-style fruit brandies, but by producing distinctly New World whiskeys. Two years after the company’s founding, his creations already won several awards.
For smokers, Vienna is truly “paradise found.” There are few cities left in the world where one can indulge in the centuries-old cultural tradition of a good drink and a fine smoke in such a variety of venues – and in such style.
The new bottling has produced an extraordinary character. The nose is determined by peat, sherry, fried bananas with honey and black chocolate, the aromas are powerful in the taste. The Family Blend The Lineage by Alec Bradley comes into its own perfectly in this combination.
An extraordinary example of barrel-matured grappa. The fruity sweetness, merging with the bitter almond and mild woody tones on the tongue, is the ideal starting point for a distinguished encounter. A Primeros Nicaragua Maduro by Davidoff, with its texture of spicy toast boosts the liquid interaction between fruity sweetness and woody aromas.
Who needs a dessert? This complex single variety sherry brings with it everything you need – aromas of a luxurious plum juice, harmonious fruity acidity and dark chocolate. And with it, an Aniversario No. 1 by Schuster ensures an exciting expansion of the range of aromas.
The surprise from South Africa. This delicate brandy produces a nose of dried apricots, apricot jam, acacia honey and hints of spice and wood. It goes excellently with an El Rey del Mundo Choix Supreme, whose mild and spicy, creamy, slightly sweet texture boosts the spirit’s fruity notes.