Jack Daniels Single Barrel Select

One would never believe that he/she was drinking Jack Daniels if it wasn’t etched on the bottle. This American whiskey is right up there with some of the best stuff that I have drunk. Jack Daniels has one of the most distinctive flavor profiles in whiskey and this Single Barrel Select easily emerges as the company’s flagship bourbon. Bottled from a single barrel from the Jack Daniel distillery, each barrel is selected by the Master Distiller by its suitability as a stand- alone product before being bottled. I was given…

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A Peek Inside the Enchanted World of George Rodriguez and Rodrigo Cigars

George “Rodrigo” Rodriguez, founder of Rodrigo Cigars, found himself alone on foreign soil with time running out and no one to turn to until destiny intervened. By sheer coincidence, Rodriguez stumbled upon an elderly native smoking a churchill outside of a popular cigar factory on the Dominican Republic. This ‘astute viejo’ sensed Rodriguez’ frustration and directed him down a desolate path that would eventually lead to the birth of Rodrigo Cigars. Rodrigo Cigars was established in 2010 by this passionate cigar enthusiast who wanted to learn more about the industry…

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Rodrigo Habano Clasico – Lancero (7 x 38)

This was my first time trying a Rodrigo cigar and boy am I glad I gave her a whirl. A million thanks to Gary Griffith of House of Emilio for introducing me to this fine, classic cubanesque smoke that is a tribute to the ‘old school’ traditionalist.  “The Habano Clasico is our foundation… a line that represents traditional cigar making at its best.” – Rodrigo Cigars Website The story behind Rodrigo cigars is one for the ages – a romantic fairytale of true destiny. Rodrigo Cigars use “A” grade fillers and…

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