Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

Deep in the Jalapa Valley of Nicaragua grows a tobacco that has an elegant yet bold taste. Combine the tobacco from the Jalapa region with other tobaccos from different areas of Nicaragua and you get a lovely cigar called Casa Magna Colorado. Read more

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Issue: 2015-04-09 PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

Welcome to the cigar lounge. Last time we were here, I paired a CAO Italia cigar with Glenfiddich scotch. Today, the cigar of choice will be a Cusano 59 in a preferido vitola, from the Dominican Republic, accompanied by a mug of Miller draft beer. Read more

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Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: Denise L. Norman

It started many years ago. My guy saw it in a movie — a fleeting scene. It was a manly glass, big, and heavy; it said, “I take my scotch seriously.” The movie, Blade Runner, came out in 1982. Read more



Issue: 2015-03-12 PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

It's 8 p.m. on a Saturday night. After finishing a delicious lamb dinner, the perfect end to the evening is found in the billiards room. So down into the basement I go, past the laundry room, sewing room, workshop, and into my richly decorated... Read more


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Issue: 2015-03-12 PHOTO: Miche Genest

Up on the Alaska Highway, in the bright boîte called Tonimoes, attached to the SKKY Hotel, a quiet ritual takes place every Tuesday. Informally known as Scotch night, the weekly event “honour[s] the bounty of Scotland with the frugality of a Scot." Read more


As my big red beard attests, I've got Scottish heritage in my DNA. On my mother's side of the family, I'm derived from Clan Donnachaidh, also known as Clan Robertson. Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

The problem with being a great whiskey-producing nation like Scotland is that it becomes all you're known for, Okay, there's also bagpipes, haggis and Caber tossing. But Scottish beer? Read more


I arrived at the Scotch Club late. The meeting started at 4 p.m. and I had missed the formal introductions. Two friends – seemingly also late – greeted me at our host's door. "We're having a party for you," said one. "Dammit, I hate surprises." I Read more


"It was hilarious. It was a really small show, a solo set, there was just some friends and family there and halfway through the song I felt some hands on my shoulders and it was your brother," laughed O'Donovan Read more

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