CAO Zócalo

CAO Zócalo

During 2018 CAO celebrated 25 years in the business and to celebrate the anniversary it released the Zócalo. The cigar comes in a single format (Double Toro) and distributed in just 3500 boxes of twenty cigars each. The Zócalo is also the first CAO cigar to uses a San Andres (Mexico) wrapper. Visually, the cigar is rolled in a bright Maduro shaded wrapper. It is quite smooth to the touch, with medium evident veins. The filling is even and the draw is good. The overall construction is more than...

Partagas Series No.1 EL2017

Partagas Series No.1 EL2017

The Series No.1 is one of the three limited editions of 2017. Sold in 2018, with a considerable delay, the chosen format is called “Noblezas”, unique in the Cuban production due to its size. It is a Robusto Extra, packed in boxes of 25 cigars. Being a limited edition, the tobacco used in this cigar is aged for at least two years. Cigars are dressed up in a colorado maduro shade wrapper. Overall construction is good. Country of Origin: Cuba Size: 52 x 138 mm (5.4″) Wrapper: Cuba Binder: Cuba...

White Oak Tokinoka

White Oak Tokinoka

The White Oak Tokinoka is a Japanese blended whiskey. The distillery is in Hyogo prefecture. Compared to many other Japanese whiskeys, the price of this one is not that high, but this doesn’t always mean it is a good value for money. ABV: 40% Cask: ex-Bourbon Age: not declared No. of bottles: not declared Price: €0 – €50 Availability: high TASTING NOTES – WHITE OAK TOKINOKA Nose It delivers suave scents of nuts, mainly walnut, together with rich pear. Following, an oily and...

Asylum 13 99 Problems

Asylum 13 99 Problems

Asylum 13 99 Problems is a cigar produced in Danlì, Honuras, at the “El Aladino” factory. The name of these cigars is due to a mathematical calculation, or how many of these Lancero can be inserted in a box of Asylum 13 Ogre (an 8×80, the complete opposite size compared to the Lancero). Aesthetically, they are rolled in a Maduro shaded wrapper leaf. The filling is uniform, but in quite a few examples we have found aesthetic defects on the wrapper leaf. The head is finished in...

Padilla Criollo 98 Robusto

Padilla Criollo 98 Robusto

The Padilla Criollo 98 Robusto is made in Honduras, at the Raices Cubanas factory, located in Danlì. The name of the line is not chosen at random and refers to the wrapper leaf used to dress these cigars, which is, precisely, a Ciorllo 98 variety, grown in Honduras. The cigar is rolled in a wrapper that is slightly rustic to the touch. In some samples we noticed slight chromatic defects. Country of Origin: Honduras Size: 55 x 127 mm (5″) Wrapper: Honduras Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua...

Cragganmore 12 Year Old Special Release 2019

Cragganmore 12 Year Old Special Release 2019

Cragganmore is one of the least famous brands in the Diageo galaxy. This Cragganmore 12 Year Old Special Release 2019 is an exceptional bottle that was greeted with immediate success: the first ever peated version of the classic Speyside whisky. Aged for twelve years in ex-bourbon casks, this special release is bottled at a remarkable cask strength of 58,4% ABV. ABV: 58.4% Cask: ex-Bourbon Age: 12 years old No. of bottles: not declared Price: €50 – €100 Availability: medium TASTING NOTES...