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Maggie Kimberl

Holiday Cocktails 2018

Tis the season for endless holiday gatherings, and if you are the whiskey geek of the family you may have been tasked with putting together the holiday bar. Not to worry, you don’t have to break out the vault bottles... Continue Reading →

Austin Cigar Scene

I recently made the trip to Austin, Texas to check out Treaty Oak Distillery on the occasion of their 12th anniversary. It’s actually a little ways out in a tiny town called Dripping Springs, known to the locals as “Drinking... Continue Reading →

American Malt Whiskey And Cocktails

American malt whiskeys are experiencing a resurgence - a resurgence rather than newfound popularity because they were made and enjoyed before Prohibition. As the legal framework for whiskeys tightened just before, during, and after Prohibition this category virtually disappeared. But... Continue Reading →

Whiskey And Cigar Pairing: Black Works Studio Sindustry Robusto

I’ve been traveling a lot this year checking out distilleries outside of Kentucky - they do exist! As Mark Twain so eloquently said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on... Continue Reading →

Fall Whiskey Cocktails

Though we’re still all in our summer attire, fall officially starts tomorrow. That means apple cider, bonfires, and getting pranked by Wild Turkey with a fake photo of Wild Turkey Pumpkin Spice. If you’re ready for the bonfire parties, here... Continue Reading →

What I Look For In A Cigar Lounge

Many cigar smokers have a “home base” - a club, bar, or lounge they frequent where “everybody knows your name.” When you travel you might be looking for this same kind of feeling, and in fact there are plenty of... Continue Reading →

Brandy Cocktails

The first Brandy cocktail I ever had was a Wisconsin Old Fashioned, and I quickly learned NOT to try to order one in Minnesota - they don’t take kindly to regional generalizations. The Brandy Old Fashioned is pretty classic, but... Continue Reading →

New York City Cigar Scene

There’s no shortage of things to do in New York City - unless you are planning to smoke a cigar. Existing cigar lounges are grandfathered in to the smoking ban there - unlike in Louisville - so the few cigar... Continue Reading →

Bourbon And Cigar Pairing: RoMaCraft CroMagnon Mode5 Maduro

RoMa Craft is a great boutique brand available in select shops. The CroMagnon was the first cigar they ever produced, and in under a decade RoMa Craft has earned quite the following. You can usually find an excellent cigar from... Continue Reading →

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