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Maggie Kimberl

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 →

What Makes Four Roses Yellow Label Go With So Many Cigars?

The short answer to the question is: I don’t know. If you are looking for something Earth-shattering or based in scientific research I’m not going to be able to help you. But if you want to know my thoughts based... Continue Reading →

Whiskey Cocktails For Celebrating Independence

Distilled spirits are heavily intertwined with our nation’s founding and history. On the frontier distillation was a way to preserve your harvest, and oftentimes that spirit was used as currency in places where specie was hard to come by. Whiskey... Continue Reading →

Bourbon And Cigar Pairing: El Güegüenese Maduro

Every once in a while Michael and I like to have folks join us for our bourbon and cigar pairings. Unfortunately Wayne Klawier was not able to join us for this one, but we were joined instead by Matt Evans... Continue Reading →

Whiskey And Cigar Pairing: Davidoff Millennium

Once the hurricane finally blew through this evening it was time to enjoy the cool evening it left behind. I rummaged around in my humidor and pulled out a Davidoff Millennium Pyramides. This is hailed as one of the best... Continue Reading →

Summer Bourbon Cocktails

Did we even have a spring this year? It seems like it went straight from snow to 95 degrees, but that's Kentucky for you. I've rounded up some of the most refreshing summer cocktails I could find to help you... Continue Reading →

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