Archive for July, 2009

Cigar Review: Camacho Liberty 2009

It’s that time of year again. Camacho has released the Liberty 2009 edition this past week and once again the cigar is limited to a production of 40,000. I picked up a couple from a cigar shop I used to refer as my home shop. Despite a difference of opinion on customer service I still [...]

Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Overture

One of our sponsors Famous Smoke Shop gifted us these cigars back in May, They got burried on the bottom of my humidor and I forgot about them til I reached into the box the other day. Being a fan of the Tempus and the SCR I wanted to see how these compare and here [...]

Cigar Review: Don Pepin Series JJ Salomon

This past week Jerry Cruz from The Stogie Review organized a cigar event among the friends of and twitter. 2 years back Jerry had the worst nightmare come true. His son JJ died. And on his birthday 7/22 he organized a smoke a JJ for JJ each year since. Well, this past week I [...]

Sunday Links

The 3 weeks of the Tour De France has just come to an end as I type this and Lance Armstrong has finished 3rd. Not bad, for a guy 37 years of age in a field of competitors much younger then him. Add to the fact that he was 3 years removed from the race [...]

Cigar Review: CAO LX2 Cuban Press

CAO recently released the Cuban Press series of smokes. These cigars come in a beautiful box that features 12 cigars. 3 each of the Brazila, Italia, MX2 and LX2. I was lucky enough to receive today’s smoke for review as a gift from one of the best people in the industry today. A video of [...]

Cigar Review: Perdomo ESV 1991

Last week a customer at Ashes Tobacconist a store that I consult on gifted me with todays cigar asking my opinion. Despite telling him I am not a fan of Perdomo for the most part, I told him I would write the review here. The Perdomo website writes, “The ESTATE SELECCIÓN VINTAGE 1991 is delicately [...]

Cigar Review: CAO Costa Rica (Escaparate)

We would like to take the time to welcome a new sponsor of Corona Cigar Company based in Florida has jumped on board of our growing list of sponsors. Corona Cigars has two locations in Orlando, Florida and a third location in Lake Mary-Heathrow, Florida. In addition to there classy looking retail establishments they [...]

Sunday Links”

Thanks to everyone who left a comment to win a 5 pack of Illusione Epernay. Some of the comments left touched me, and I can’t thank you enough for them. It makes the blog going when people leave comments, it justifies the effort I put into this site. The winner of the contest is: Jon [...]

Cigar Review: Illusione Epernay

It’s contest time! (contest closed) Leave a comment at the end of the review to win a 5 pack of Illusione Epernay smokes. This is a quick contest. The winner will be announced on Sunday July 19th. According to the Illusione website the Epernay debuted through the ECCJ 15th limited release. From that blend the [...]

Cigar Review: Don Pepin Cuban Classic

It always makes me smile when cigar makers recognize this blog, or even distributors. For me it is further validation that my site has become a valid go to web page for reviews and cigar information. Today’s cigar comes courtesy of The Cigar Agency who had the Cuban Classic Lancero by Don Pepin Garcia made [...]

Review: Rick’s Cabaret

It is difficult to find a place to smoke these days especially in NYC. Smoking has become taboo and at many existing places at times you are made to feel like an outsider. I was recently contacted by the fine folks over at Rick’s Cabaret in NYC to inform me that they placed a smoking [...]

Sunday Links

Some interesting items have caught my eye this week… Jon Huber on Twitter has be touting the new CAO Cigar which will be premiered at the IPCPR connevention in New Orleans this year. He has posted some pictures of the cigar minus the band and it looks like a nice dark cigar with plenty of [...]

Cigar Review: Reyes Family Vintage

I was hit with another cold this week and it destroyed my taste buds. It is now at the point where is looking for another reviewer to join our team. If you have an interest in this un-paid position reach out to us via the contact page. The Reyes Family Vintage comes courtesy of [...]

Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Summer Collection 2009

It seems this year the Rocky Patel seasonal blends are coming out quicker then last year. It wasn’t to long ago that the spring collection was in my hands. The one problem with them coming out this fast is you move on to the next one without taking the time to appreciate the prior seasons [...]

Cigar Review: Famous 70th by La Aurora

To help celebrate Famous Smoke Shop being in business for 70 years a bunch of cigar manufacturers came out with a limited edition cigar for this great retail establishment and online retailer. Famous is a sponsor of and if you make any purchases with them please do so via this site. Today’s cigar was [...]

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