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Maggie Kimberl

Barefoot Manhattans: French Versus Italian Vermouth

Rosemary Miller and I have been deconstructing our favorite cocktail, the Manhattan, tearing it down to its base parts and studying how each part interacts with the other on the quest for the perfect Manhattan cocktail. Our last installment generated... Continue Reading →

Cigar Minimalism

Just like any hobby you could get into, cigars come with a fair amount of accessories. You can customize your hobby as much as you want to and in just about any direction you want to. In past posts I’ve... Continue Reading →

Barefoot Manhattans: The Right Rye

Rosemary Miller and I have very much enjoyed our Manhattan study thus far. We’re making a lot of surprising discoveries, and the feedback we’ve gotten in the comments and on social media has been very helpful. Keep those comments coming!... Continue Reading →

Traveling With Cigars

It seems like people tend to travel more in the summertime. Wherever you go, chances are you’ll want to relax on your vacation with a nice cigar. You’ll need to plan some things in advance, like where you will smoke... Continue Reading →

Barefoot Manhattans: Bourbon Or Rye?

Rosemary Miller and I both love Manhattans, so much so that we decided to start studying them. We will be breaking them down into their parts to examine how each one works and documenting our journey along the way. We... Continue Reading →

Arturo Fuente Opus X Perfexion #2

The Cigar There are some cigars that you just save for a special occasion. Opus X is one of those. Until recently they only come out twice a year, and most shops still impose strict limits on them. I always... Continue Reading →

Bourbon And Cigar Pairing: Nat Sherman Panamericana TAA

It has been a few months since our last whiskey and cigar pairing. With the last one we switched to rye whiskeys and thought we would continue down the same path this time. As a category rye has grown significantly... Continue Reading →

Why Do We Smoke Cigars At The Kentucky Derby?

Why do we celebrate with cigars? If you venture out to The Kentucky Oaks or The Kentucky Derby this weekend you’ll find people smoking cigars all over the place. It’s a tradition to smoke cigars when you are celebrating. Many... Continue Reading →

Cigars For Warriors Needs YOU

When you have a friend or family member serving the military on foreign soil, especially in a combat zone, sending care packages is a very common thing to do. One of the most often requested items is cigars, but that... Continue Reading →

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