Cigar Shops / Cigars / Dominican Cigars / Islay / Whiskey

Scotch Whiskey Tasting – Notes from Highland Cigar Company

While in Atlanta, I’ve been checking out Highland Cigar Company, usually going on Sundays.  Last week, the 28th of June, the folks there hosted Simon Brooking, from Beam/Suntori and we tasted some nice Scotch Whiskies. Simon’s a knowledgeable guy about both Whiskey and the history of many different brands, plus the wet past of Scotland. … Continue reading

California Wines / Merlot / Nicaraguan Cigars / Wine

Wine Review: Noble Vines 181 2012 Merlot

Lodi California $11.00 Color: Deep Red Nose: Classical merlot nose of spice and berry. Taste: Immediate earthiness from chalky soil. Intense tart cherry followed by subtle spices and soft tannins.  I wouldn’t be surprised if this went well with braised lambs, hard cheeses or certain Italian sausages.  Overall, it’d a good starter merlot because the … Continue reading