Entries by Ken Gargett

Sullivans Cove Makes The Self-Professed World’s Best Whisky, But Does It Measure Up?

Ken Gargett reports that while the Sullivans Cove distillery in Hobart, Tasmania could hardly be further from Scotland, in double-quick time it has established a record that most distilleries around the globe would envy, including more medals, awards, trophies, and golds than Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt at their peaks. Does the concept of Australian whisky sound like an oxymoron to you? Read this and you might change your mind.

Clos De Tart And Clos Des Lambrays: The Glory Of A Great Burgundy Is The Pinnacle Of Wine

Clos de Tart and Clos des Lambrays are two very fine Burgundy wines, both from Morey-Saint-Denis in France, but Ken Gargett doubts that their reputations have ever been higher. Back in the 1970s and 1980s, they were not exciting too many wine lovers. That’s not so now. For Ken they are what good Burgundy is all about: ethereal, elegant, balanced, subtle, and full of flavor and finesse.

Partagás Serie D No. 4 Cuban Cigars: A High-Ranking Favorite

For those looking for the rare, thrilling, exciting one-offs and perhaps wildly expensive cigars, I am afraid that this time we must disappoint. Partagás Serie D No.4, which tends to be known simply as the D4, is a cigar that almost all serious cigar lovers will have enjoyed. And here Ken Gargett provides some history and of course his tasting notes on the cigar.

Cohiba Maduro 5: Some Of The Most Faked Cigars In The World (For Good Reason)

The Cohiba Maduro 5 consists of three cigars – all using maduro leaf as wrapper, which gives the cigars a much darker, almost chocolaty appearance. These are upper leaves that, as all do, have been through fermentation but have seen five years ageing, more than twice the norm. And that’s only part of why Ken Gargett thinks these Cuban cigars are so special.