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Whisky Tastings: Screwball Peanut Butter Whisky

Screwball Peanut Butter Whisky

Screwball Peanut Butter whisky was created by Steven and Brittany Yeng at his bar. Looking for a signature drink Steven combined peanut butter and whisky, and Brittany turned into a brand.

When he first combined his favorite classics—peanut butter and whiskey to create the most delicious shot, many snubbed their nose at this idea. But, it didn’t take long before it became their signature shot. He teamed up with his wife to create Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey—and to their surprise, ended up creating something even better than the original shot. Of course, the team wouldn’t be complete without the rest of the band of Skrewballs joining them to share Skrewball with the world. So, join us. Grab a glass and release your inner black sheep.  

https://www.skrewballwhiskey.com/story/

The Bottle

The white label with a black sheep stands out, it is simple but distinguished. The tag line of “To the misfits, black sheep, and screwballs” sums up the whiskey. This is not your dad’s whisky that he would sip after a long day of work. There is no age statement on the bottle, and it comes in at 70 proof (35% alcohol by volume. The color is deep and rich caramel, and on the nose, it was exactly as you expected smelling of peanut butter.

Tasting the whisky – Straight (Neat)

This whisky is very sweet, I liken it to a sweet southern tea. I was surprised the peanut butter didn’t come out stronger with a short but smooth finish.

Tasting the whisky – With Water

I added a bit more water than I would normally put into a whisky, but in doing so it cut the sweetness and allowed the peanut butter to take hold. This also shortened the finish and allowed more peanut butter on the finish.

Tasting the whisky – With Ice (On the Rocks)

This is my favorite way to drink this whisky without putting it into a cocktail. The ice muted the sweetness even more than with just water and really allowed the taste of peanut butter to become dominant.

Final Thoughts

This is not a whisky that I would drink every day, I enjoy Screwball in a cocktail. Mrs. Dapper Man ordered a chocolate and peanut butter cocktail and the dark chocolate helped balance the sweetness and it tasted like a peanut butter cup. But on it’s own it’s very sweet, and the best way to drink it on it’s own is with ice so that the sweetness is muted and the peanut butter comes to the front.

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Cigar Review – My Father La Opulencia

My Father La Opulencia Banner

In this cigar review I smoke and review the My Father La Opulencia.

About the cigar

Name:  My Father La Opulencia
Wrapper: Oscuro, San Andres
Binder:  Nicaraguan
Filler:  Nicaraguan
Ratings:  Cigar Aficionado 95, Cigar Aficionado #2 Cigar of the Year 2018
Construction: Chunky, feels good in the hand. The wrapper isn’t very oily but is smooth.  
Profile: Full
Sizes:   
Corona – 5 x 46
Petite – 4 ½ x 48
Robust – 5 ¼ x 52
Toro – 6 x 54
Super Toro – 6 x 60
Toro Gordo – 7 x 56

What does My Father say about the cigar?

Richness and Abundance, just as its name, this is what the new ‘My Father La Opulencia’ is all about. Criollo and Corojo Binders, Corojo, Criollo and Habano Filler all coming from selected farms such as finca El Pedrero, Las Lometas and La Bonita, all property of the Garcia family, finished with a beautiful Mexico Rosado Oscuro wrapper, creating this medium to 3/4 body cigar with the perfect combination of aroma, flavors and complexity. Offered in 6 box-pressed sizes, that are packaged in 20 count boxes, following the traditional My Father line but this time using an art created back in 1897, redesigned to resemble the name of the brand ‘La Opulencia’.  
http://myfathercigars.com/

What do I say about the cigar?

Initial Light: Lots of pepper and spice on the first few draws after lighting the cigar. The pepper is followed by sweetness and oak.

First Third:  Predominantly oak and leather, no cocoa, anise, or sweetness. The construction is great, the cigar isn’t canoeing, no runners, no mouse holes, the burn is even, and the cap is intact.

Second Third:   Burn is slightly uneven, but this happens with cigars sometimes. I rolled the cigar over and the burn corrected itself as it should. The cigar construction is holding up, and the burn is good, in spite of the slight unevenness of the burn.

Final Third: The burn corrected itself, and I’m tasting lots of leather, earth, oak, with just a hint of spice and cocoa, but no sweetness.

Final Thoughts:   Take your time with this cigar. Don’t rush through it. I wouldn’t take this cigar on the golf course or have it as a “back yard ‘gar”, it’s to fine of a cigar for running around. I would definitely spend my own money on a box of these cigars.

Construction of the cigar was great through and through. The burn was slightly wonky, but it corrected itself. This cigar also produces lots of billowing smoke and fine ash. The cigar didn’t tar up on me, and the cap stayed intact which is impressive for a box press with a v-cut.

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Cigar Review – Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente King B

Arturo Fuente King B Box

In this cigar review I smoke and review the Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente King B.

About the cigar

Name & Size:  King B
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sun Grown
Binder:  Dominican
Filler:  Dominican
Ratings:  N/a
Construction: Beautiful wrapper, velvety smooth
Profile: Medium
Shape / Size: 6 x 55 Torpedo

What does Arturo Fuente say about the cigar?

The Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente King B was named after Arturo Fuente’s treasured 1950’s Ybor City tavern, the Fuente Chateau Fuente King B is mixed with some of the most glorious Dominican long-fillers ever composed with a profound Ecuadoran Rosado wrapper. The Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente King B has smokey flavors of coffee, leather, and spice.
https://arturofuente.com/chateau-fuente-2/

What do I say about the cigar?

Initial Light / First Third:  On the dry draw I got lots of fruit, mixed with cedar and cocoa. Lighting the cigar with the cedar on it was interesting, I didn’t get much of light until I used the torch. On the initial light the flavor was dominated by cedar.

Once into the first third lots of spice and cedar. This cigar needs to be smoked slowly to allow for the full flavors of coffee, cocoa, and leather. Construction was great, burn was good, a bit uneven in the beginning but evened itself out nicely. The ash is nearly white and just a bit flakey.

Second Third: The spice has mellowed, moves into a great leather flavor with cocoa on the finish. Burn is still fantastic, the cap is still intact, no issues with canoeing, tunneling, or mouse holes.

Final Third:  Spice up front, with leather, old wood (in a good way). Burn and construction are great.

Final Thoughts:   I love this cigar, but this cigar demands to be smoked slowly to get the full flavor. Construction was fantastic, no issues with the burn, the cap, no tarring. I will be buying a box soon.

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Cigar Review – Joya Cinco Decadas

In this video Kenne aka Cigar_Santa and I smoke and review the Joya Cinco Decadas while talking about the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing.

About the cigar

Name & Size:  Joya Cinco Decadas El General (7×50)  MSRP $18.99
Wrapper: Nicaraguan
Binder:  Nicaraguan
Filler:  Nicaraguan
Ratings:  N/a
Construction: Beautiful band, with an oily wrapper. Velvety smooth to the touch.
Profile: Medium-Full

What does Joya say about the cigar?

Cinco Décadas is about celebrating being first, being best or just being. It is a testament of the ultra-premium quality that characterizes the JDN family, made exclusively with prime extra-vintage leaves. It carries an immaculate balance accompanied by sweet and spicy notes. Its silky smooth smoke delivers a rich and fulfilling experience.   https://joyacigars.com/cinco-decadas/

What do I say about the cigar?

Initial Light: (1:40)Leather, Earth, Fruit on and unsweet cocoa on the dry draw, and a bit of sweet cocoa and cedar on the initial light. The retro-hale smoke is cool because of the size of the cigar. This cigar starts off as a medium strength.

First Third: (14:30) Tasting lots of cocoa, gram cracker, cedar. The burn is great, no issues what so ever, and the ash is nice and thick, not flaking at all.

Second Third: (32:00) Lots of pepper, cedar,  and toast, with cocoa on the retro. Very medium-full in the second third.

Final Third: (44:03) Burn and ash have been consistent throughout the smoke. We didn’t have to touch up the cigars at all. No tunneling, mouseholes, canoeing, or taring. The cap stayed intact the entire smoke. The pepper has passed, and return with a creamy cocoa and coffee flavor.

Final Thoughts:  This is a great cigar. Not an everyday cigar, a cigar you want to celebrate something like the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. Both Kenne and I highly recommend you try this cigar if you haven’t had one already.

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Cigar Review – RoMa Craft Neanderthal

In this cigar review, I smoke and review the RoMa Craft Neanderthal.

About the cigar

Name & Size:  Neanderthal (HN) Robusto
Wrapper: San Andres
Binder:  Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler:  Dominican,  Nicaraguan,  United States
Ratings:  N/a
Construction: Chunky, feels good in the hand. The wrapper isn’t very oily but is velvety smooth.
Profile: Full

What does Roma Craft say about the cigar?

“Tobacco. Talent. Time.   Our philosophy is simple: Combine quality tobacco, experienced craftsmen and the right amount of time and you will produce great cigars. Never compromise in these areas and you will be able to produce great cigars consistently.”

https://romacrafttobac.com/

What do I say about the cigar?

Initial Light / First Third:  A bit of heat on the first light, with lots of leather on the draw, and sweet chocolate like a brownie on the finish. No issues with the burn or construction. No mouse holes, canoes, tunneling, or runners. Flavors are a creamy cedar, leather, and coffee, with the same sweet chocolate on the finish.

Second Third:   Burn continues to be great, no issues with the burn. A few bits of loose tobacco from the head. Same leather, cedar, coffee, and brownie flavors.

Final Third: Same consistent burn throughout the smoke. Same great flavors.

Final Thoughts:  This is a full-bodied cigar. I would not recommend this for someone new to cigars or as a morning cigar. This is a good cigar, lots of flavor, constructed well, and not to expensive. This cigar is very consistent throughout the cigar and from cigar to cigar.

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Cigar Review – Rocky Patel Fifty-Five

In this cigar review I smoke and review the Rocky Patel Fifty-Five

About the cigar

Name & Size:  Rocky Patel Fifty-Five Toro (6 ½ x 55)
Wrapper: Nicaraguan
Binder:  Costa Rican
Filler:  Nicaraguan

Ratings:  

Cigar Journal Top 25 Cigars of the Year ~ #7 in 2017
91 Rating ~ Cigar Snob
91 Rating ~ Cigar Journal
90 Rating ~ halfwheel.com
89 Rating ~ Cigar Aficionado

What does Rocky Patel say about the cigar?

What do I say about the cigar?

Initial Light

The cigar feels good in your hand. The wrapper is velvety to the touch, oily, and a consistent color without blemishes. Lots of cocoa, earth, tobacco flavors on the cold draw. After the first light I was getting coffee followed by pepper or spice.

First Third:  

The burn was a bit one sided but the cigar corrected itself quickly. No other burn issues. Lots of cocoa, earth, wood, and spice, (maybe cinnamon or cedar).

Second Third:  

Spice and creaminess, lots of wood like cedar or cinnamon and hints of cocoa and coffee on the long finish.

Final Third

Cocoa is the predominant flavor, with coffee and spice. This cigar is very creamy at this point.

Final Thoughts:  

Don’t smoke this cigar to fast. This is a cigar you want to slowly enjoy with a cup of coffee, or your favorite spirts. The cigar band is beautiful, the cigar is a fantastic smoke. I would not recommend this to someone just starting with cigars as it is a medium full. The cigar is made well and worth enjoying.

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Cigar Review – Cimarron Maduro by El Artista

In this cigar review I smoke and review the Cimarron Maduro by El Artista.

About the cigar

Name & Size:  Cimaroon Maduro | Toro 6×50
Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
Binder: Dominican Negrito
Filler:  Dominican, Columbian, USA
Ratings:  92 by Stogie Press

What does El Artista say about the cigar?

The Cimarron was inspired by the craggy, snow-packed peaks of the Cimarron Region of America that cast icy shadows over fertile valleys with raging rapids that splash through sparkling granite shores dotted with tall pine trees. These are the Cimarron Regions of America and the inspiration for Cimarron Cigars. One is a spicy Maduro complimented with hints of earthy sweetness and spice.

http://elartistacigars.com/cimarron/

What do I say about the cigar?

Initial Light / First Third:  Lots of wood right off the bat. Some spice from the cedar on the retrohale, and some cocoa on the finish.

Second Third:  Still lots of wood, some cedar spice, hints of cinnamon and cocoa.

Final Third: More cedar and cinnamon, with wood underneath the cedar on the finish.

Construction: I love the simple band of green, white and gold. The wrapper feels velvety and looks rugged. The burn was consistent and even throughout the smoke. The ash was a beautiful gray almost white. The ash wasn’t flakey like you might get with short fill cigars. There were no runners, tunneling, no mouse holes, or canoeing. The cap stayed intact without fraying the entire smoke.

Final Thoughts:  This cigar is great for working in the back yard or smoking while golfing. This cigar is at a great price point and tastes great. I would give someone new to cigars the Connecticut version of this cigar, not the maduro because of the spice from the cedar.

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Cigar Review – CAO Flathead 660

In this cigar review I smoke and review the CAO Flathead 660 by CAO and General Cigars.

About the cigar

Name & Size: CAO Flathead 660 (6×60 box press)
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Habano Connecticut
Filler: Nicaraguan Ligero and Piloto, Cubano Ligero
Ratings: 93 and 2015 #3 cigar of the year by Cigar Aficionado
Construction:  The wrapper was flawless. The wrapper smooth, dark and oily. This cigar always feels good in my hand.

What does CAO say about the cigar?

Inspired by hot rods and pin-up girls, CAO Flathead is a box pressed collection that hits on all cylinders. Hand-shaped to deliver a striking flat top, the cigar features a brawny Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper and a blend that’s heavy on Nicaraguan leaf. Its front marks are named for engine parts, but the tribute to muscle cars doesn’t end there. Flathead gives a nod to the muscle car engine, with a lid that’s easily removed and used as wall art. There’s also a collectible, pin-up girl flysheet that’s enclosed in the box.

http://caocigars.com/the-lineup/new-age/flathead/

What do I say about the cigar?

Initial Light / First Third: I was tasting coffee, cocoa, leather and had some sweetness but not a lot. The construction of the cigar was excellent, the burn mostly even.

Second Third: Getting sweetness, earth, leather, and chocolate. Construction is still good. The burn is even, no tunneling, mouse holes, canoeing. The cap is starting to fray just a bit, but it isn’t bad.

Final Third: Deep coffee or espresso flavor, earthiness, leather, not a lot of sweetness at this point. Construction is good, again no tunneling, mouse holes, canoeing, no touchups needed, but the cap is fraying towards the end of the smoke. I used a punch and with the boxpress, this usually happens to me.

Final Thoughts: This cigar is one of my favorite cigars of all time. When I travel, I will take make sure I have a few of these in my travel humidor. I love the box, I love the box press, I love how it tastes. This is not a back yard or golfing cigar. You will want to sit and take your time with this one. But it is well worth it.

I highly suggest you buy a box from your local tobacconist.

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Cigar Review – My Father The Judge

In this cigar review I smoke and review the My Father the Judge from the Garcia family.

“Cloaked in a gorgeous dark brown Sumatra Oscuro wrapper, who’s subtle sweetness hides an inner strength, this full bodied blend is rounded out by three different Nicaraguan fillers, all grown on the Garcia’s farms as well as Corojo and Criollo binders.” – http://myfathercigars.com/

  • Construction:  The cigar was flawless. The wrapper smooth and it felt good to hold in my hand.
  • Initial Light / First Third: Lots of cedar spice on the initial light with a mocha finish.
  • Second Third: Lots of leather and earth, some nuttiness
  • Final Third: The cedar spice was back, lots of leather and earth wit some nuttiness.

Final Thoughts: I absolutely love this cigar. The smoke so thick you can almost chew it. The earth and leather work well with the cedar spice. If you haven’t had this cigar pick one up from your local tobacconist and try it. If you have tried it I don’t need to tell you how good the cigar actually is.
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Mail Call! DRESSFAST by Samuel Hubbard

DRESSFAST by Samuel Hubbard Shoes

Today I open my latest purchase from Samuel Hubbard shoes, their new DRESSFAST shoe.

This shoe is a dressier version of their Fast for Him line. It combines the comfort of their Fast for Him shoes with black leather that you can wear with a suit, or even jeans to dress them up.

The DRESSFAST has a hand-lasted construction for a sock-like fit. Full glove-leather lining for a buttery soft feel and a Vibram sole. Samuel Hubbard also uses a lightweight Kevlar shank provides for arch support, triple density memory foam insole, and silky smooth leather. One of my favorite features is that Samuel Hubbard shoes are easily resoled through their resoling program. 

Samuel Hubbard says

This “Dress” addition to our collection of Fast allows you to still move quickly but in fine leather. Hand-lasted construction and softer, more pliable leather, unique to just for this shoe. It’s a shoemaking method that requires the utmost in precision – all the rich, comfy materials that touch your foot are stitched together for a sock-like fit before they’re attached to the sole. We added our dress leather welt to give you a reason to wear Fast to work.

https://www.samuelhubbard.com/dress-fast?color=Brown+Leather

I’m looking forward to trying these shoes out. In my hand they feel nice a light, the inside of the shoe feels soft and butter smooth.

I will come back with a full review of these shoes once I’ve had a chance to wear them and break them in.