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Starting a New Year

With the new year well into gear, I thought it time to update the blog. I still need to add my last European trip, but until I do, here is the latest.

The Basin Street Lounge in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, is a comfortable cigar pub, filled with lots of regulars from near and far. Sitting above the 219 Restaurant, visitors can enjoy a wonderful selection of scotch, bourbon, and whiskey (and for a unique twist, a very nice selection of rye), as well as other fine libations. The pub is affiliated with the 219 Restaurant, so the food is also amazing. They also have lockers available. If you want to try something a bit different, ask Jamie for a Sazerac. It's a nice change of pace. Also be sure to stick around for their live music, most nights.

The cigar is one of my new favorites - La Aroma de Cuba El Jefe. A very full bodied cigar, it goes great with a High West Double Rye. Before this one, I enjoyed my all-time favorite - El Rico Habano.

Don't worry if you forget your cigars. A small humidor is on site with some very fine cigars for sale. There is also a great little cigar store just a few doors down - John Crouch Tobacconist. That is where I purchased the El Jefe.

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