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  1. Honduran cigars are notably meaty—?though, of course, this loose adjective makes no distinction between the lowly top round and the mouthwatering porterhouse. But if we are to liken cigars to cuts of...
  2. The Montecristo brand originated in 1930s Cuba, but the Dominican Republic version, born in the 1980s (long after Castro’s nationalization of the cigar industry), has ventured far from the Havana...
  3. Several years ago, Matasa president Manuel Quesada, one of the Caribbean’s most respected cigar makers, met with his friend Nestor Plasencia, the godfather of Nicaraguan tobacco and the largest...
  4. Strength is a relative term, but few (if any) of the very best cigars currently in production would qualify as ultramild. The trend toward greater intensity is not a marketing gimmick, but rather a...
  5. Since he created the AsomBroso brand nearly a decade ago, Southern California–based entrepreneur Rick "Ricardo" Gamarra has continued to push the traditional boundaries of tequila production with...
  6. Idaho has nothing on Sweden when it comes to potato pride. In fact, it was not until 1980 that distillers in that country could legally produce vodka made from anything other than the spud. With the...
  7. In 1801, an Englishman by the Dickensian name of Cumberbatch Sober changed the name of his Barbados sugarcane plantation from Mount Gilboa to Mount Gay when his friend Sir John Gay Alleyne, the...
  8. Parker’s Heritage Collection Bourbon ( www.heaven-hill.com , $200) is Heaven Hill’s second release of rare whiskeys that pay tribute to the distillery’s sixth-generation master distiller, Parker Beam...
  9. Twenty years ago, businessmen Jean-Dominique Andreu and Alexandre Gabriel met with artisan Cognac distiller Pierre Ferrand to offer him advice on introducing his small namesake brand to the American...
  10. Last year, the Highland Park 40 Year Old Single Malt Whisky ( www.highlandpark.co.uk , $2,000) became that distillery’s oldest permanent expression. From its floral and light smoke aromas to its...

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