Date: August 2020
Author: Inspector Z

Episode 23: The Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show. With a whisky expert as the special guest. Our friend Gautam aka Lord GK from the specialized online whisky shop joined us. Not only did he bring a fantastic whisky for us to try. He also brought the perfect cigar to pair with the whisky,

In 2014 Mortlach released the Mortlach 18 in a beautiful bottle. A bottle that is very hard to find now, but our sponsor still has stock. A limited stock though. Mortlach is a distillery in the heart of Speyside and the Mortlach distillations are key components to several Johnny Walker blends. The distillery is almost 200 years old and part of Diageo, one of the largest alcohol companies in the world. 

Juan Lopez

 In this episode, the guys pair the Mortlach 18 with a Juan Lopez Seleccion No.1. That’s a grand corona of 5⅝x46. Juan Lopez is a pre-revolution brand, founded in 1870. The Seleccion No.1 came on the market in 1990. For the first 15 years of its existence, the cigars came without bands. That changed in 2005 when the standard Juan Lopez band was added to the cigars. The cigar that the boys, and girl, smoke in the video came out of a slid lid box of 25. But the cigars are also available in boxes of 50 cigars.

The team 

The Philip & Ferdy Cigar Show is aired on the Ministry of Cigars Facebook page every other Friday at 3 PM SGT, or UTC +8. But the videos are available to see after that as well. The show is hosted by Philip Phajan and Ferdinand Piet. Production is done by Iz Rush. Guests appear on the Philip & Ferdy Cigar Show regularly, either in person or on Zoom.

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