Spirits

Jessey Greene

Jessy Greene

Whisky Loving Rock ‘N Roll Maven Behind the scenes with the touring and recording multi-instrumentalist and brand ambassador for Label 5 Blended Scotch Whisky by Jon Shakill Jessy Greene is a rock ‘n ro...
German Gonzalez

German Gonzalez, Master Distiller of T1 Tequila

A family legacy that includes one of Mexico's presidents, government officials and tequila producers, which continues today. By: John Dade Whether it’s bravely fighting for the Mexican people in the War of Reform in the 1850s, or participating in the Fre...

Exploring Red Wine Varietals

The red wine world offers a wide array of possibilities, especially for cigar pairings By Tony Yehuda Ziv Most wine drinkers like to drink wines that are familiar to them. But why not learn about a few ot...
Zing Vodka

Zing Vodka and the Maloof Family

Discovering the innovative new Zing Vodka in an interview with Phil Maloof By Jon Shakill When it comes to an American-made story of entrepreneurial success, the legacy of the Maloof family tells it well. I...
Castle Courtyard

A Connoisseur’s Roadmap to Brandy

Acquire useful knowledge about cognac and armagnac, and taste like a professional By: Forrest Cokely In “The life of Samuel Johnson” by James Boswell, Johnson proclaims that “He who aspires to be a hero (smiling) must drink brandy. In the first place, the ...

Three Essential Rum Cocktails

Try making these easy, classic rum cocktails. Rum is a spirit that has both history and tradition in its roots. It comes in a variety of types from white rum that is bottled instantly to dark rum that has ag...
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Finding the Perfect American Elixir

Regional Cocktails Combine Local Culture and Ingredients by Amanda Keeley-Thurman We’ve all heard about the universal language of love, so what about the universal love of cocktails? All over the world th...
White Russian

Not All Cocktails Are Created Girly

by Samantha Ulmer I’ve noticed that there is a certain phobia that plagues many men when it comes to ordering a cocktail. It’s as if there is a taboo just lingering overhead inside bars and lounges, a taboo that makes it impossible for a man to order anythi...
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Not All Tequila is Created Equal

In this issue of Cigar & Spirits Magazine, we explore the world of tequila as our featured spirit. The very word tequila is capable of invoking a myriad of thoughts, memories, and perceptions. Some good, an...
Piscos of Peru

Pisco: Peruvian Liquid Pride

The pisco king Johnny Schuler shares some words of wisdom By Lanee Lee I live, breathe and even shower in pisco,” says Johnny Schuler, aka Peru’s celebrity pisco ambassador and master distiller of Pisco P...
Gin Rickey

Fancy a Gin Rickey?

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s drink of choice By Samantha Ulmer Very few literary juggernauts have paved the way for greatness without the help of some form of liquid inspiration. Oscar Wilde sipped on absinthe and stared at his bedroom walls for hours. Ernest H...
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Cigar Camaraderie in Vienna

Cigars are a lingua franca — a common language — that crosses all known barriers. I know this because it was demonstrated to me forcibly for the thousandth time on my recent international travels. I found mysel...
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Vodka Summer

The Citron Dragon and the Happy Dad By Tiffany N. Perry Schools are out for the summer, the number of barbeques and picnics take a dramatic upswing, and many concoct any excuse to lounge by a pool. With Ind...
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Perry Farrell and Maestro Dobel Tequila

Perry Farrell is a creative genius. As the lead singer of Jane’s Addiction, he helped to create a new genre of music that is now called alternative rock. At the time of the band’s arrival on the scene in 1985, up until their breakout in the late ‘80s and early...