IPCPR 2019: Cigar Oasis

posted on August 18th, 2019

IPCPR 2019: Boveda

IPCPR 2019: Boveda

posted on August 11th, 2019

IPCPR 2019: Black Label Trading Company

IPCPR 2019: Black Label Trading Company

posted on August 11th, 2019

Pairings Archive

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La Aurora Puro Vintage 2006 Edición 111 Aniversario

La Aurora Puro Vintage 2006 Edición 111 Aniversario


I had started working on a Week In Smoke for this week, but as I was drinking my coffee, a blend from Counter Culture called Apollo, a thought occurred to me- I’ll bet the Puro Vintage I smoked last week would go pretty well with it. So I dropped my pen (or keyboard), grabbed one, turned on the video camera and lit it up. Changing horses midstream means posting this later than usual, but I think it turned out well. …

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Balmoral Añejo XO & Westvleteren 12 Pairing

Balmoral Añejo XO & Westvleteren 12 Pairing

Drew Estate put Ben and I to work after our tour of the Royal Agio facility. Our job? To smoke a Balmoral Añejo XO while at the same time drinking one of the most sought after beers in the world, Trappist Westvleteren 12. It was tough work, but someone had to do it. Find out how it went in a mere two and a half minutes by clicking the play button.

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Quesada Oktoberfest 2015 Bavarian (First Impressions)

Quesada Oktoberfest 2015 Bavarian (First Impressions)

I’m back this week with a first impressions video featuring the Quesada Oktoberfest 2015 Bavarian and I paired it with Samuel Adams Oktoberfest. A similar combination served me well in the past and since I’ve been doing a liquid tour of Oktoberfest offerings anyway, it just made sense. Of course, with the passing of time, tastes and tobacco crops change, so there are never any guarantees. All one can do is pour the beer and light the cigar and see …

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Camacho American Barrel Aged Toro

Camacho American Barrel Aged Toro

This week I decided to check out a cigar I think every bourbon fan will find interesting, the Camacho American Barrel Aged Toro. As the name implies, a portion of the tobacco in the blend (the corojo) spent some time in bourbon barrels- 5 months to be exact. And that’s after it spent 6 previous years aging. As a whiskey enthusiast, I felt obliged to light a few up and see if a good idea translates into a great cigar. …

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Herfin Heads – Señor Rio Añejo Toro (And Tequila)

Herfin Heads – Señor Rio Añejo Toro (And Tequila)

In this episode of Herfin’ Heads, Brian and Ben take a look at two things named “Señor Rio Añejo”- a cigar and a tequila. Spoiler, we like one of them a lot more than the other. To find out which, you’ll have to watch the video below.

Note: It’s the Herfin’ Heads they didn’t want you to see. And by “they” I mean Skype, my video editing software and my computer. All of them suffered some sort of terrible failure