Tuesday, February 28, 2017

02/22 - 160


The first smoke of 2017 with our little tasting group and you can imagine that we smoked again something special. It was a cigar from the Upmann Aniversario 160 humidor which as been released back in 2004 and it was filled with the following:

  • 30 Connaisseurs No. 1
  • 40 Prominentes
  • 30 Upmann No. 2

In this specific case we smoked the Prominentes and as all the humidor cigars that I have smoke in the past have been very good, my expectations were really high. Unfortunately those expectations have been disappointed a little bit as it was not the phenomal smoke everybody was expecting. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't a bad cigar but just not as good as it should be.

Some more details about the impressions we'd during the smoke you'll find soon on www.feltedhat.com.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Surf'n'Turf Burger


With my second burgerbook being released on January 25. 2017, I would like to introduce also a burger here on my blog.

The book itself is in German language (bit.ly/WWBurger) but I am already working on the English version which should be available in summer, so my English speaking readers have something to look forward too....

Ok, back to topic: the burger for this blogpost is a Surf'n'Turf Burger which combines some Galloway meat and shrimps in a delicious combination. All flavored with some Bruichladdich XVII, an Islay whisky with a reasonable portion of peat but not too overwhelming and due to this not influencing but emphasizing the taste.

What else did I use... spring onions, cream cheese and some herbs and spices... and of course a homemade Brioche bun...

I think there is no need to say more, the pictures show the way how to build it.

Enjoy it together with a dram of the whisky that has been used for the flavoring... a perfect match!








Friday, February 10, 2017

Dow's 1977


After we'd a bottle of this a few years ago when I met with some friends I was on the hunt for some more of this... for me it was an excellent Portwine, especially in combination with the Montecristo Robusto EL 2000 that we smoked.



Luckily I found a vendor who still had two bottles left of it, so I grabbed them a while ago... and now they're waiting for the right moment to be opened....

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