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Weekly Smoke & Bourbon: 02/24/20 – 03/01/20

This week’s Smoke & Bourbon pairing combines the smooth sweetness of the Elijah Craig Small Batch with the bold Gurkha Legend Vintage 2001 “ I had a cigar in my mouth and whiskey on my breath. I felt like money. I looked like money.  “ Charles Bukowski Overall Impressions: This pairing introduced an enjoyable range of flavors to my pallet.…

Weekly Smoke & Bourbon: 02/17/20 – 02/23/20

This week’s pairing combines the nutty sweetness of American Barrels Kentucky Bourbon with the bold and peppery Oliva Melanio. “Whiskey is by far the most popular of all remedies that won’t cure a cold.“ Jerry Vale Overall Impressions: This was more of an untraditional pairing, where we combined a full-bodied Oliva Melanio cigar with a “nutty” bourbon that has a…

Weekly Smoke & Bourbon: 02/10/20 – 02/16/20

This week’s pairing combines the rich flavors of the Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style with the bold Cohiba Nicaragua. “ Aficionado my ass…I just love to smoke cigars “ James Woods Overall Impressions: The medium to full-bodied flavor profile of the Cohiba was a great counterpart to the bold flavors of the 1920. The spicy, peppery taste of this cigar…

Weekly Smoke & Bourbon: 02/03/20 – 02/09/20

This week’s pairing combines the zesty flavors of Monkey Shoulder Batch 27 with the smooth and creamy La Perla Habana Black Pearl Cobre Gordo. “By the cigars they smoke, and the composers they love, ye shall know the texture of men’s souls.” John Galsworthy Overall Impressions: This was a neat pairing, the creamy smoke from the Pearl, mixed nicely with…

Electric Arc Lighter – Will It Light A Cigar?

In case you haven’t been keeping up to date with the latest in lighter technologies, there is a new type on lighter on the block that is begging for attention. Let’s take a close up look at the “electric arc lighter” and see what all the fuss is about. This style of lighter is an attractive one on initial view,…

Benchmade Stimulus: Automatic Knife EDC Review

On my never-ending quest to find the coolest and most reliable EDC gear, I delve into the world of automatic knives head first with the Benchmade Stimulus Coming in at around $190 dollars the Stimulus isn’t the cheapest EDC option, but it makes up for it in quality and style. It has a very light anodized aluminum handle which has…

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Weekly Smoke & Bourbon: 09/01/19 – 09/07/19

This week’s pairing combines the Oaky flavors of Jefferson’s Reserve Very Small Batch with the mild and earthy Macanudo Cafe. “Any cigar smoker is a friend, because I know how he feels.” Alfred de Musset Overall Impressions: The light woody, earthy smoke of the Macanudo balance out the warm oaky flavors of the Jefferson’s. The smoke compliments this bourbon nicely…

Weekly Smoke & Bourbon: 08/25/19 – 08/31/19

This week’s pairing combines the sweet flavors of Crown Royal Salted Caramel with the mild and spicy Romeo Y Julieta – Reserva Real. “There are two things a man never forgets – his first love and his first cigar.” John Bain Overall Impressions: The Reserva Real and the salted caramel create the makings of an excellent mild and relaxing evening.…

Which Cigar Cutter is Right for You?

There are a plethora of ways you can cut your cigar to enjoy it. Some use a guillotine cutter, others a punch. For real savages, you can use the tip of a ballpoint pen or even your teeth. No matter your preference, let’s cover some of the more “common” methods of cigar cap removal, so you can make an informed…

Budget Pistol Review – Taurus PT709 Slim

In the world of handguns, it can be difficult to find a cost-effective reliable option for concealed carry. There are many ‘budget’ pistols available from common manufacturers with varying levels of reliability. This brings me to my choice for a budget concealed carry pistol the Taurus PT 709 Slim. Overview: This pistol features a very slim design which includes textured…

Weekly Smoke & Bourbon: 08/18/19 – 08/24/19

This week’s pairing combines the popular Cohiba Connecticut with the rich Four Roses Small Batch “A cigar is as good as memories that you have when you smoked it. “ Raul Julia Overall Impressions: The blend of mildly spicy smoke from the Cohiba combined excellently with the balanced fruit notes of the Four Roses. The sweet and smooth combination of…

Key-organizers: Useful or Useless?

When it comes to “key organizers” there are a plethora of options on the market, from the Key Bar to the Key Smart, each bringing some advantages and disadvantages over the competition. One question that came to my mind when I started becoming more self aware of what I was touting around daily was “are key organizers even useful?”. Growing…