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  1. Espresso Martini

    Quote Originally Posted by potpest View Post
    My recipe is as follows:

    1 shot Mr Blacks cold pressed coffee Liqueur
    2 Shots ice cold Vodka (I use Ketel One)
    1/2 shot sugar syrup
    60 ml freshly made dark roasted espresso (I use pumpherys espresso crema blend)

    Add to a shaker with ice, (espresso last). Shake and double strain into a martini glass.

    I usually drink my coffee light to medium roast but I find for this cocktail it really benefits from a proper dark Italian roast.
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. FAQ - My Cigars Are Over-Humidified!

    I was emailed this question a while back, and I thought that I would post a reply on here in case anyone else needed help.

    Over-humidification is a very common problem, and usually there are measures that can be put into place to save the cigars. The key is to check the humidity levels regularly so you can spot over or under humidification at an early stage.

    To fix over-humidification you should get some cedar strips (can be purchased from a lot of cigar shops or ...

    Updated 02-08-2011 at 11:52 AM by jaypays (changed category)

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