Tag Archives: The Good Life

Cohiba, Red Dot Miniatures – Jacob T. Reilly

              In keeping with the latest addition to The Smoke section, I thought I would post my own review of a Cohiba product:     These “miniatures” from Cohiba are just that – miniature cigars. They are slightly larger in width and length than your typical cigarillo. These classy […]

April Rains – Jacob T. Reilly

Ingredients: 2 ounces of Vodka 1/2 ounce of Rose’s Sweetened Lime Juice 1/2 ounce of Dry Vermouth (Stock) Lime peel for a garnish Preparation: Build the vodka, dry vermouth, and Rose’s lime juice in a well-chilled cocktail shaker, filled with ice. Slice a fresh lime for the garnish. Either spiral cut the body of the […]

La Gloria Cubana, Serie R – Jacob T. Reilly

I simply must try another one of these, because despite the multitude of glowing recommendations, this cigar was the occasion for my worst smoking experience. I think I may have just gotten a poorly constructed cigar. The pictures tell part of the story. I began by cutting the cap off of the cigar and lighting […]

The Single Malts – Glenfiddich 15 Year, The Solera Vat

Glenfiddich, which is pronounced /ɡlɛn/fɪd/dɪx/ (the “ch” is the same as in “loch”) is a Speyside Scotch whiskey. The word means, “The Valley of the Deer,” in Gaelic; note the distillery’s symbol of the stag. The distillery was founded in 1887 by William Grant and his family. It remained fully functional and operated throughout the Prohibition, which […]

Man O’ War – Ruination, Belicoso

Created by A.J. Fernandez Cigars, this is an excellent full-bodied smoke. My review of it is a little sub-par due to the fact that I was drinking a 15 year scotch while smoking it…sensory overload. Here are the specifications on this robusto cigar:   Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano)Binder: NicaraguaFiller: Nicaragua, Honduras   Single Cap construction. This […]