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  1. An Introduction to our Whisky Tasting Season – Episode 1

    Welcome to the second instalment of my whisky tasting season blog and thank you for coming back.

    My advice would be to pour a dram and light up then sit back and read on. Hopefully you will finish reading before you finish smoking. I did try to condense as much as possible but really struggled to keep the word count down. Can you let me know if is too long and I’ll try to keep future blogs shorter.

    I got back from Glasgow on Sunday and have just about recovered. Too ...
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  2. An Introduction to our Whisky Tasting Season

    Hi, I have a few whisky tasting events booked for the remainder of the year and thought it might be interesting to do a sort of diary of the events.

    Whisky tasting events are quite like exhibitions. Spirit companies bring some of their current products for the visitors to taste and discuss and in some cases review. The whisky on offer ranges from special editions, aged and rare whiskies, whiskies new to the market and whiskies that have been available for a while. These present a great ...
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  3. Does the current excise duty contribute to the higher death rate in tobacco users?

    A part of the reason given in budget statements for the high taxation is to reduce the death rate, having seen a documentary about Illegal tobacco product imports containing levels of toxins far in excess of legal products and given the prevalence of people buying the Illegal products. Is the tax rate causing deaths rather than preventing them?.
  4. Review - Winston Churchill Lancaster

    I've got some more cigar reviews in the pipeline so stay tuned!

    The ‘Lancaster’ is a larger version of the famous ‘Spitfire’ cigar by Winston Churchill. They were blended by Davidoff (assisted by Winston’s grandson) in a Belicoso format, providing a great smoke.


    Wow! This has got to be one of the best surprises of the year! The Lancaster is a great tasting high quality cigar at a ridiculously low price. The cigar has ...
  5. FAQ - My Humidor Is Far Bigger Than I Need – Is This Bad?

    Another famous question. You go out, buy a HUGE humidor that you will never be able to fill up. This way you will never run out of space, but is there any drawbacks?

    Yes, if your humidor is designed to hold a large quantity of cigars (e.g. 200) and you only have a few cigars in it (e.g. 40) then your cigars will absorb all of the extra moisture that was meant to be absorbed by the other cigars. This can cause them to become over-humidified leading to some pretty major issues.

    Updated 02-08-2011 at 11:53 AM by jaypays (changed category)

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