FrontRunners: A Cut Above

<< Back to Robb Report, November 2006

    Most cigar connoisseurs use a guillotine cutter for their smokes, but some prefer a V-cutter (which leaves a slash across the cigar’s tip) or a punch cutter (which produces a shallow, concentric cut). For those who host cigar- smoking guests with various preferences, Altadis USA (www.altadisusa.com) offers the Cigar Savor tabletop cigar cutter, a single unit that combines all three options. The wood-handled lever that operates the guillotine and V- cutter makes it easy to cut even 60-ring-size behemoths, and a drawer in the side catches clippings. The cutter is priced at $300.

    From Around the Web...
    Your favorite single malt might be in these blended scotch whiskies…
    Where there’s smoke, there’s Islay—Scotches, that is…
    The Duocut cigar cutter from Davidoff throws a double-punch knockout…
    We’ve selected our favorite new releases from the past year to help you honor the holiday…
    The key ingredient in these cocktails brings less sugar and more spice…
    These new releases may not be on store shelves come autumn, so drink up now…
    Until Cuban cigars are legal, cigars from the Dominican Republic may be your best bet…
    Photo by Alan Copson/Getty Images
    Distillers are blasting spirits into space or sending them to the ocean floor in pursuit of flavor…
    Brazil’s national spirit, best known as the base for caipirinhas, can make a great sipping spirit...
    Photo by Dylan + Jeni
    A tiki revival is in full swing, resurrecting classic cocktails and creating complex, modern drinks…