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Scotch Whisky Review: Aberfeldy 12 year

Aberfeldy 12 year Scotch Whisky – a Highland Region Blend

When I was looking for an introductory single malt scotch whisky, I’d asked another customer at Greens Package store on Ponce (Midtown Atlanta) and he’d suggested the Aberfeldy 12 year. Said even his wife drank it.

For a single malt that’s 12 years old and priced at under $30 I have to admit, it was a solid purchase.  Notes of honey and spice characterize this cigar friendly malt, along with a bit of peat.

I’m not normally a fan of huge peat but this wasn’t that.  A highland region whisky, it was a smooth sipper from start to finish.  The balance in it was exceptional for the price.  I half  expected it to need a cube like some of the other whiskies I’ve been drinking, but it didn’t.  I never did get a chance to test that out, however.

 

Cigar Review – La Jugada Habano

I picked up this cigar in an assortment for a really good deal from the fine folks at Tampa Humidor and I must say, the unknown sampler bags are out of this world in value.  You have to make sure you can get them, as they tend to fly off the shelves quickly.

Anyway, the La Jugada cigar was new to me.  Moya Ruiz cigars makes this powerhouse of a cigar and I must admit, the overall impression of it left me wanting more of them.

The prelight draw has a really sweet taste o it. Light and free I expect the draw to be very good. The cigar feels light in the hand.
The first few puffs are really wood heavy with pepper on the back end. The Habano wrapper flavor really comes through wot almost loam?  Smoke in the mouth is rather thick.
The second third continues with the same, flavors being consistent and balancing out with white pepper coming out on top and continue into the final bit of the cigar.  I’d also detected some cashew notes, almond notes.
Overall, this is going to be a cigar I keep in my regular rotation.

Happy New Year!

It’s a new year and that means we’ve got a lot more to get through in the realm of smoking and drinking!  Yes, the FDA’s bullshit ruling on new cigars will make it very difficult for innovation in flavor but there are plenty of cigars on the market that we will be trying, many of whom slipped in just before the FDA deadline.

As to drinking?  What would you like to see in the new year?   Seeing as how I’m in bourbon country, that may be the way I take this for a little while.

Also, there’s a class I’m in the process of developing that’s aimed at writers on drinking, sex, and booze.  I’ll probably throw in my two cents about cigars too LOL!

The folks at Highland Cigar Company are still doing tastings on Tuesdays so you’ll get more updates from me on those.  Those blog posts will probably be shorter though, due to the amount of notes I can take on a one-ounce pour of any given spirit.

I know I want more wine in my life, and I want more wine education, seeing as how I’ve forgotten much of what I used to know on viticulture and being an oenophile.  Maybe I’ll pick random regions from France of Spain and find wines to suit and taste.  We will see.  All I know is that 2017 promises to be even better for the White Wolf Indulgence lifestyle.

Happy New Year!

Maíson Rouge VSOP cognac 

I’ve been on a bourbon/scotch kick since restarting this blog but one of my earliest loves was cognac.  The pure taste of something from a specialized region of France speaks to a part of me that is, essentially snobbish.  maisin-rouge-cognac

Eh, I digress.  It’s cognac.  The trouble that spirit has gotten me into…

I saw a bottle for about $21 and change at the local package store near me  (Hal’s Beer and Wine) and thought I’d give it a try.  It was, after all, a VSOP.  Usually those go for a lot more if you want one of the top houses like Hennessey or Remy Martin

This cognac starts off with lots of oak on the nose. Deep amber color in the glass. A lot more oak than expected. But there was a ton of wood, very faint floral notes and a hint of vanilla on the back end of this medium bodied cognac.

Much like most of what I’m drinking in liquor presently, it could benefit from a whiskey rock or two, opening up more of the flavor but it’s late and I only needed a sip or two before bed.

Cigar Review: PROPIO Léon by ACC Cigars

This is a fun review, because I did it in three parts in a video!  This is another release from ACC Cigars – you remember my interviews with Max Myers.

Part Two:

And Part III:

This honestly is, as much as I hate to betray my beloved Platinum (he already got me to betray it with the Tres Maduro haha) at LEAST up there as a favorite of mine.

A cigar this flavorful, this complex manages to stand out among the crowd.  I did the original video reviews back in 2012 and have had a chance to revisit the blend. It’s hard to describe, even funny if you follow my career as a romance author, because I have no words.  It’s truly an amazing cigar.

For other reviews:
Don Cervantes Masterpiece Platinum

Don Cervantes Tres Maduro

Don Cervantes Masterpiece Gold

More about ACC Cigars

Iwai Tradition – quick whisky review 

Had a chance to try this at Highland Cogar Company last Sunday – it was outside of the tasting I’ll post notes on soon. 

Just a shot but I found the Japanese once again reminded me that they know a thing or two about producing good whisky. 

The Iwai Tradition started off with sweet notes and light peat. Golden in color, it had a medium finish that almost reminded me of sherry cask finished whiskies.