Meet the NGCS Team
I’m a serial hobbyist. I’ve always been chasing the beauty and creativity in life. In my mind, there is no better feeling than being inspired to create something beautiful. Cocktails are my latest obsession. It perfectly complements my other hobbies of collecting, decorating and entertaining. Over the pandemic, I became immersed in cocktail books where I learned the best techniques and concocted the best drinks to ever meet my lips. I enjoy working with the freshest of ingredients, dabbling in the chemistry and mastering the procedural nature of drink making. I love hosting a cocktail night and delighting my guests with gorgeously delicious drinks over great conversation. Seeing their faces light up as I set a drink in front of them and hearing their pleased exclamations after that first sip is just too addictive to ever stop. I’m looking forward to sharing that with all of you here at The NGCS. Cheers!
Cigar Reviews and Pairings.
I’m Veronica from Louisville Kentucky! I have been smoking cigars for around 4 years now and tobacco pipes for 2 years. I am currently studying to be a Tobacconist to further advance my knowledge of something that I love. Though I live in the bourbon state, I don’t pair my cigars with it. In my opinion, nothing beats a dark aged rum or coffee with a stick. I love trying new cigars and giving my opinion, so if you have any you’d like me to try follow me on Instagram and just send me a message.
I’m Josh Bishop. #bishopapproved and #greatsticksandbetterviews. A random, funny accident started a fun trend online where I take photos with a good view of scenery, my better half and sometimes a friend. I’ve met so many good people in the industry and it’s been a blessing. We like to work hard and play harder. Grew up in Texas and made the move to New England about 3 years ago. I’m in the car business so if you ever need some buying/selling advice please always ask!
Dr. Alex Z Stanford AKA The Scholar
Cigars in Cinema
In 1987 in the foothills of southern West Virginia, a fucking legend was born. I was raised on a steady diet of moonshine, pepperoni rolls, and real country music. Guys like Keith Whitley, Mark Chesnutt, Alan Jackson, and Tracy Lawrence were the soundtrack to my childhood.
Music Review Columnist
Founder of Noble Cigars
Born in a small Mediterranean country, Jon’s recollections of good cigars have stayed with him since his youth. He will never forget the impressions of his first cigar. “Notes of excitement and eagerness to learn more, with strange feelings of coming of age …”. That was his main reaction while smoking his first few puffs.
Living for many years in different places all over the world, Jon always has had one vision: to make people enjoy the simplest moments in the best way possible. That is what he has set to achieve with “Noble”.
His passion about cigars started with the sole feelings of enjoyment. Later, it became an idea and now, a lifestyle.
Jon is pleased to share with you his passion through this journey.
NGCS is proud to have Jon as a part of the team.
Hi, I’m Josie. I was born and raised in Sunny California. I’m a Cigar Sommelier from The International Association of Cigar Sommeliers. You can find me hosting events from the West to the East Coast. I love pairing my cigars with refreshing libations. Check me out on Instagram @whiskeygirl_josie or my Site
Josh Ward. Born of peat moss and tobacco smoke this troubadour turned heathen can be seen ravaging his way through the world of whisky, sharing stories told by golden spirits. His teachings often mistaken for the ramblings of a madman with a look to fit the part. Fuelled by the tears of his enemies he’s been known to gain sustenance by licking the salt from the cheeks of his adversaries. Perhaps more akin to the likes of a voodoo priest but this minister has a more menacing agenda, for his church welcomes the sinister and sinners alike. The Not Gentlemanly Cigar Smokers seemed like a fitting home for an apparition doomed to roam the earth as a Whisky Heathen, the curse only lifted after he’s tasted it all.
Smokin’ Food Review
Smokin’ Celebrity Reviews
I’m Steve, and since the age of 10 when a copy of Metallica’s classic 1988 album …And Justice For All blasted out of my parents cassette deck and changed my life, I’ve been extremely passionate about music. Between playing in bands in my teens and twenties and transitioning to becoming a family man, collector of vinyl and other physical media and an “amateur audiophile” in my 30’s, that passion has never wavered. In fact, it’s grown in different ways. As the years pass, I become more of a fan and a student of different genres and styles. I can’t wait to share my thoughts on music and some album reviews. If you enjoy what you read, check out my Instagram for more reviews on music and other stuff I’m passionate about.
Spawned from the Rattlesnake and Mesquite infested desert of West Texas, Flew supersonic bombers for the Strategic Air Command keeping the Soviet hordes at bay, climbed to the top of the Great Pyramid, Swam across the Suez Canal, Won the 1990 Grand Forks North Dakota Kareoke competion with an incredible rendition of ‘You’ve Lost that Lovin Feeling’, pushed Russell Crowe into a swimming pool, Smoked a Cigar with Motherfucking Shaft (the original), was kissed by Celine Dion, Drank a coke with Garth Brooks, Spanker of consenting women’s buttocks, and a self confessed Opus X Whore.
On a more serious note, I travel all the time for work and during my travels I visit every cigar lounge I come across. I love to visit, take picture and compare lounges and that, is what I plan to bring to the NGCS community.
I’ll leave you with this;
“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing”