Irish Whisky Review – Glendalough Double Barrel

I rarely drink Irish whisky these days. Too much peat usually. But I’ve found a gem in Glendalough, (and it was confirmed here) as a smooth, easy drinking whisky.

Aged in American Oak (Bourbon) barrels, along with Oloroso casks sounded interesting and I’m always willing to see what combinations look like from different distillers.

The value and price matched very well if not better. I think we paid something like just under $30 for this bottle, but it drank like something $20 more expensive. Smooth, vanilla notes, creaminess, hint of peat/pepper bite and a mellow smoothness make it a great sipping whisky. I picked up a touch of honey on the back of the palate, and a light mouthfeel for a whiskey that has a medium finish.

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Cigar Review – The Edge A-10 by Rocky Patel

We started carrying these cigars in our shop here at 232 E. Ponce (Got Cigars?) in Decatur a little over a month ago and I had to admit, I was curious. I mean, when the original Edge came out from Rocky, it was a tremendous hit, and it was a bit underpriced. Over time, Rocky corrected that part, but oh well.

Since then, the edge has had a few variations, including an Edge Lite, among others.

The A-10 is a barber poll wrapped cigar that comes in 20 count boxes. The construction seems pretty decent, with no visible seams in the cigar I smoked. The start of this cigar is fresh leather and coffee, joined with mild baking spices. It’s got a clean burn, good draw. Overall, it’s not a bad cigar but nothing to write home about. Medium finish. I’d give it a solid 3 out of 5, honestly.

New La Flor Specialty at Got Cigars? Just in time for the Super Bowl!

We got in the Super Bowl release from La Flor Dominicans, simply called the Super Bowl 2019 Release. It’s a unique cigar, in that the wrapper pattern has the tobacco shaped like a football. But how does it taste?

Like a typical La Flor, it starts off with well rounded pepper notes, but this really a more mild cigar than the Double Ligero or any of their other cigars. In fact, it’s pretty well rounded, giving off notes of cardamom, baking spice, hints of leather and warm bread. Yes, the tobacco does burn evenly, the ash is another sign of good construction.

I’d expect nothing less. Sadly, I didn’t smoke this for the Super Bowl, as I could give a fuck who is playing, not being a sports fan. And the price tag is a little heft here: $20.99. But the LFD, like most of the cigars I’ve reviewed from them, is well Roth the price, and at a better value than you probably paid to see Tom Brady yet again win another damn ring.