Lifestyle

09 April 2013

Lagavulin

Rupert Mackintosh

Reviewing the Lagavulin 16 year old is like reviewing Steve McQueen on a motorbike. Why? Well, it’s iconic. Even those who don’t understand motorbikes (myself included) can instantly picture the image and associate with the heydays of cinema and vintage cool.

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09 April 2013

Bovey Castle

A stay at Bovey Castle is a unique experience of true English luxury. From the tailored tweed plus-four trousers worn by the hotel concierge to the apples and sloes gathered from the estate to make traditional cider and gin, Bovey Castle draws its contemporary and luxurious appeal from the manor house’s rich heritage and the surrounding ancient moorlands, chosen for Steven Spielberg’s War Horse.

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08 April 2013

WildFowling

The sport of wildfowling as we know it today began to evolve over 200 years ago. Things have moved on, and today there is a much reduced quarry list and a high moral ethic attached to how the sport is carried out.

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08 April 2013

Cohiba Siglio 1

Rupert Mackintosh

Previously we looked at the Trinidad Robusto Extra, of which is entering the autumn of its days on the luxury cigar scene. It’s generally regarded as a ‘big smoke’ so is probably more suited to the after-dinner scene than a daytime smoke. So to readdress the balance I thought we’d talk about the Cohiba Sigilo I today.

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08 April 2013

Glenfiddich

Rupert Mackintosh

After a hard day chasing Roe Bucks around a field, there is something very warming and soothing about sipping really great single malt. Scottish malt, after all, is influenced by so many local characteristics of which we really embrace while stalking in the highlands

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01 April 2013

Trinidad Robusto Extra

Rupert Mackintosh

Having been inducted into the cigar smoking fraternity at the tender age of 16, years of watching cigars come and go has taught me a few things.

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