The Art Of Tasting Spirits

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of attending a class on the Art Of Tasting Scotch given by The Dalmore’s Master Blender, Richard Patterson. The primary thing I remember from that class is that you “hold” the spirit your tasting in your mouth, as Patterson describes in this video, for one second for every year of aging. So,…

Pipe Department Reboot

After seven years, we’re almost completely updating our pipe department — a reboot of sorts. When we opened our doors, pipes were a small part of our business. With The Smoke Shop (opened around 1947) and Fader’s firmly and successfully serving that market, we felt that our pipe department should, at best, augment their efforts. But now, seven years later,…

“IN THE ARENA” Event, April 12, 2016

We’ve got a very special evening planned for you on Tuesday, April 12th starting at 4PM. We’ll be starting off with a meet and greet with La Aurora’s Master Blender, Manuel Inoa. At 7PM, our own Jeff Penn will be doing a presentation titled “In The Arena.” Based on Teddy Roosevelt’s 1910 speech, Jeff will help you see what it…

NEW! La Aurora 1961 & 1987

La Aurora, the Dominican Republic’s oldest cigar factory, has just released two new cigars that we’re very excited about — La Aurora 1961 and La Aurora 1987. La Aurora 1961 The 1961 features a Dominican corojo wrapper over an Ecuadorian binder and fillers from the Cibao Valley in the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. These tobaccos come together to produce a…

Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan Barberpole 2016

Just in time for St Patrick’s Day, Chesapeake Cigar brings you the limited edition Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan Barberpole 2016! “This year, I wanted to create a totally different version of the Filthy Hooligan,” said Alan Rubin, president of Alec Bradley, “The 2016 blend will have a much wider appeal, and those who loved the two previous versions will…