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E.P. Carrillo Pledge Apogee

E.P. Carrillo Pledge Apogee

drinks pairings

2022 Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest Seminar: Cigar of the Year Meets Whisky of the Year

2022 Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest Seminar: Cigar of the Year Meets Whisky of the Year

The Cigar of the Year and the Whisky of the Year were paired together in a moving, yet informative seminar at Big Smoke Meets WhiksyFest.

June 1, 2022
Ports of Call

Ports of Call

Portugal’s most illustrious pour not only offers a compromise between wine and spirits, but this fortified grape beverage is also one of the classic partners for cigars.

February 2, 2022
2021 Big Smoke Seminars: An Iconic Tasting of Rum And Cigars

2021 Big Smoke Seminars: An Iconic Tasting of Rum And Cigars

There is a very strong parallel between the Bacardí rum family and the families behind storied cigars such as Romeo y Julieta.

November 9, 2021
Cigar of the Year Meets Whisky of the Year

Cigar of the Year Meets Whisky of the Year

The makers of the No. 1 cigar and the No. 1 whisky guide the audience through the sublimely synergistic experience.

November 2, 2021
Rum for the Ages

Rum for the Ages

If your only experience with cane spirit is with clear rums meant for tiki drinks, get set for the sipping style. When aged in wood, rum plays well with cigars and turns ordinary …

September 21, 2021
After 100 Years, Jack Daniel’s Shows Its Age

After 100 Years, Jack Daniel’s Shows Its Age

The world’s top-selling American whiskey is marketing a bottle with an age statement: Jack Daniel’s 10 Year Old Tennessee Whiskey.

September 8, 2021

where to smoke

Legacy Club, Circa Casino Resort, Las Vegas

Legacy Club, Circa Casino Resort, Las Vegas

Exceptional views, cigars, and drinks are all on the menu at the Legacy Club atop the new Circa Casino Resort in Old Downtown Las Vegas.

June 8, 2022
Cuban Creations, New Orleans, Louisiana

Cuban Creations, New Orleans, Louisiana

Cuban Creations, a full-service cigar bar in the French Quarter, was once a fancy bath house, and the cavernous back room is an ornate marble atrium with high-vaulted ceilings and …

May 9, 2022
Doc James Cigar Lounge, Mamaroneck, New York

Doc James Cigar Lounge, Mamaroneck, New York

In Westchester County’s quaint village of Mamaroneck, Josh DeSiena, owner of the Doc James Cigar Lounge, is continuing a tradition that combines an Early American look and …

April 8, 2022
Bombay Club, New Orleans

Bombay Club, New Orleans

The Bombay Club offers classic cocktails, live music, an intimate atmosphere and a cigar-friendly garden courtyard.

February 28, 2022
Chaloner & Co. and Chaloner’s Cigar House

Chaloner & Co. and Chaloner’s Cigar House

Chaloner & Co. and Chaloner’s Cigar House can be considered a labor of love and dedication since its long-awaited reopening.

January 26, 2022
Continental Cigar Club, West Los Angeles

Continental Cigar Club, West Los Angeles

A cigar club and store with limited public seating that emphasizes cigar education.

December 23, 2021

cigar gear

A Patriotic Pair From J.C. Newman and Brizard

A Patriotic Pair From J.C. Newman and Brizard

Tampa’s J.C. Newman Cigar Co. has teamed up with cigar accessories maker Brizard & Co. for a patriotic package that includes three cigars and a leather cigar case.

June 30, 2022
Xikar Slims Down Its Jet-Flame Lighters With Astral

Xikar Slims Down Its Jet-Flame Lighters With Astral

A new series of svelte lighters from Xikar is on its way to retailers.

March 18, 2022
God of Fire and Prometheus International To Release Humidors and Cigars For Milestone Anniversaries

God of Fire and Prometheus International To Release Humidors and Cigars For Milestone Anniversaries

Cigar accessories company Prometheus International and its sister company God of Fire are both celebrating two big anniversaries this year.

February 3, 2022
Daniel Marshall Treasure Chest Humidor

Daniel Marshall Treasure Chest Humidor

The humidor that’s fit for cigar treasures.

February 2, 2022
Romeo y Julieta Bed of Roses Humidor With 24 Special Smokes

Romeo y Julieta Bed of Roses Humidor With 24 Special Smokes

A limited-edition humidor from Altadis U.S.A. is heading to retailers in March.

January 21, 2022
A Cigar Vision In Red

A Cigar Vision In Red

November 16, 2021

Connoisseur's Corner

Punch Serie D’Oro No. 2  Edición Limitada
This rich, dark and perfectly crafted pirámide was a powerhouse when it hit the market, and eight years of age have done nothing to temper its intensity. Soon after its fat foot glows red from the lighter, it delivers big opening notes of wet leather, black peppercorns and Earl Grey tea. After an inch or so of warming up, the cigar blossoms into a chocolate bomb. It’s full of flavor, has the proper amount of balance …

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