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Casa Cuba Cigar Review

Casa Cuba – robusto Dominican Republic The pre-light feel and aroma of the Casa Cuba is soft and oily, with a bit of a give to it. Smells of aged tobacco, leather, and soft earth. The Casa Cuba Lights up … Continue reading

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Notes on the BREXIT

I wish I could say that I saw this coming, but I truthfully did not. I feel for the British people, and I understand where they are coming from, but I did not think that the vote would swing toward … Continue reading

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Plans for the Future

So here I am again, with an unacceptably long hiatus between now and my last post, and a considerable about of time between that one and the one before it. I enjoy writing. I enjoy the subjects that I choose … Continue reading

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Cinco De Mayo! (Plus Tequila Review)

As Cinco de Mayo draws to a close I feel I would be remiss in not making at least some note of it… especially considering I currently find myself in Southern California, where the Mexican holiday has no small amount … Continue reading

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How I smoke, or, The Art of Smoking a Cigar

What do I look for when I smoke a cigar? How do I evaluate it? I have had some questions recently as to how I rate or evaluate the cigars that I smoke, and overall, what I look for in … Continue reading

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Antique Pipe Case

One of my followers on Instagram, @elderwoodpipes, asked for more information on a series of posts I made yesterday featuring an antique rolling leather pipe case. Pushing myself to write more, I figured I would use this opportunity to give … Continue reading

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Wine Review: Castello D’Albola Chianti

Wine: Castello D’Albola Chianti Classico Vintage: 2009 Country & Region: Chianti, Italy Tasted Where and When: 10 June, 2014 – Home Color: Lighter red than I am used to, but still a good, rich, rosey color. No hints of brown … Continue reading

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Tullamore Dew, Triple Distilled Irish Whiskey

Tullamore Dew, triple distilled Irish Whiskey I must confess that this is the first time I have tried Tullamore Dew. I had always passed by it on the shelf and it had never stood out behind the bar. I regarded … Continue reading

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Gurkha 125th Anniversary Robusto

Gurkha 125th anniversary robusto – pre-light aroma of leather and oak. Tight, habano wrapper that gives to the touch with no hints of oil. Lights easily, with a full, open draw. Opens up with flavors of soft leather and some … Continue reading

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The Wild Geese …

The Wild Geese Irish Soldiers and Heroes – Rare Irish – Long name, with an even longer taste. This malted blend from the famed Cooley’s distillery in County Louth, Ireland is brand new to the market, and hard to find … Continue reading

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