"It doesn't have to be Cuban to be good," declares Norman Stein, owner of one of Sydney's finest cigar shops 'Bogart's House of Fine Cigars'. " Increasingly cigar makers based in the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Honduras and Brazil are producing cigars of similar, if not better quality, than those coming out of Cuba."
Always looking to the legends and forefathers of the bartending craft when creating new classics the Bitter Truth have now invoked the work of the ancient alchemists, with their latest creation Elixier: "a digestive liqueur that blurs the lines of conventional wisdom."
Once in a great while, a product transcends its basic function and becomes an icon - a cultural artifact. Most fade away as they are eclipsed by new technology or changing tastes, but some make such an indelible mark that their appeal never wanes. The Shure model 55SH Series II Unidyne Microphone is one such icon; it's the professional audio industry's answer to the '65 Ford Mustang or a pair of Levi's 501 blue jeans.