Archive for October, 2009

Cigar Review: Tatuaje The Drac

Happy Halloween! I decided to post a special cigar review this spooky weekend with the Tatuaje Drac. Every year Pete Johnson releases a cigar during Halloween that is part of the monster series with this years edition being the Tatuaje Drac. Packaged in a black box shaped like a coffin the cigar is an excellent [...]

Cigar Review: My Father Le Bijou 1922

Today’s cigar is a release I have been waiting for since it was announced. Le Bijou is French for “the jewel,” and 1922 refers to the year Jose “Pepin” Garcia’s father was born. The original My Father was created in secret by Pepin’s son Jaime, who conceived of the cigar as a tribute to his [...]

Cigar Review: Davidoff Seleccion 702

According to the Davidoff website, The highlight of the year for Davidoff cigars is of course the Davidoff Limited Edition 2009. It radiates through an imposing and extraordinary format – a Toro Especial The subtly harmonized, more intense Piloto tobaccos are refined with the slightly smoother Olor and San Vicente from selected production areas. They [...]

Cigar Review: Tatuaje Boris

I was going to wait to Halloween to put the review of the Tatuaje Boris which is part of the Halloween release series from Pete Johnson but with The Drac on its way I decided to push the press day up. The Boris is billed as being The Frank out of costume. For those not [...]

Cigar Review: Vartan Zoravar

Thanks to Gary J. Arzt a well known member of the cigar community I was sent some samples in a blind tasting. Upon reporting back my findings in these samples I was sent a couple of more smokes to write a formal review. The Vartan Zoravar is a house blend for Ambassador Fine Cigars located [...]

Sunday Links

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. The cigar community is the most tight knit community in the world. About 2 weeks ago the list of Tatuaje retailers for the Drac and the Boris were released. This year is the hardest year to date to try and track down some of these great [...]

Cigar Review: La Aroma De Cuba New Blend

I was in Philadelphia this week on business and decided to stop by Holts on Walnut. While I am not a fan of a big corporate place such as Holts, I truly enjoy my experience in the shop since I’m always greeted by name by Lee and Anthony which impresses me since I’m only there [...]

Event: Herf 11/7 Saratoga NY

We invite you to experience one of the most beautiful tobacco shops in the Northeast in historical downtown Saratoga Springs. Hosted by acigarsmoker.com, Gurkha, Graycliff, Costa Rica Cigar, and a few others. The tobacco shop, James & Sons Tobacconists, transformed an antique pre-war bank complete with 20 ft ceilings, marble floors, and steel vaults into [...]

Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda Special Selection Ruky

“The Ruky,” the latest addition to the Nestor Miranda Collection Special Selection. Ruky is the nickname of Nestor Miranda that dates back to his childhood in Cuba. The Ruky is blended by My Father Cigars which is part of the Pepin Family. The Nestor Miranda line of cigars has undergone a blend change in recent [...]

Sunday Links

A few people have asked me if my overall health is OK since I’ve been sick a lot lately. The answer is yes and no. About 16 months ago I was diagnosed with Lupus. Lupus is a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disorder. It effects mostly women, and I belong to the smallest faction of people with [...]

Cigar Review: CAO La Traviata

The La Traviata brand began its life at the turn of the 20th Century in Cuba or, more precisely, in the Tabacalera Cubana, Agramonte no. 106, in Havana.  Over 100 years later, CAO has resurrected the La Traviata name, abiding closely to its original Cuban roots in presentation and taste.  CAO La Traviata is a [...]

Cigar Review: Rocky Patel 1961

Today’s review comes sans picture courtesy my good friend Tony who used to run leafandgrape.com. Well he has relaunched his review site under the name SmokeScore.com so be sure to check it out… The Rocky Patel 1961 line of cigars was introduced at this year’s IPCPR and commemorates Rocky’s birth year of 1961. The 1961 [...]

Cigar Review: Cubita

Hello everyone, back by popular demand, it’s me “Stew, from the World According to Stew.” Its been quit a long time since I have been asked to post on this site and boy it’s a true honor to be back! Barry contacted me and asked if I could fill in on Monday while he recovers [...]

Sunday Links

The Cigar Community is a great community weather it be online or in your local cigar shop. Various cigar bloggers have agreed to pick up the slack for me as I deal with flu like symptoms that will keep me from reviewing for at least a few days more. So this is a thank you [...]

Guest Cigar Review: LFD Chisel

While feeling the effects of flu like symptoms I put the call out on twitter for a couple of guest reviews while I get better. Well thanks to some great Brothers of the Leaf the call was answered. Today is the first of at least 2 guest reviews… This is Agent 24 from The Cigar [...]

Cigar Review: Cuchillos Cubanos

Convenience, flavor and value merge. Cuchillos Cubanos is a 60/40 blend of long and medium filler tobacco in efficient European sizes and packaging. Cuchillos Cubanos delivers rich and hearty cigar flavor without the large cigar format. All cigars are hand-made, double binded and finished with a silky grade A coverleaf.  Made for an “on-the-go” lifestyle [...]

Cigar Review: El Baton

Today’s cigar is the perfect example of how powerful the cigar websites can be. The El Baton is a cigar I never really went out of my way for, but after seeing various reviews (some negative, some positive) I had to pick up a few to review. I believe I picked this up at my [...]

Sunday Links

October. The time of year that most fans love the best. College Football, Pro Football, Hockey, Basketball and the Playoffs. The year has really flown by and I will make a prediction that my beloved Yankees will win the World Series, Boise State will go unbeaten, the Jets will upset the Saints and be in [...]

Cigar Review: Xikar HC Colorado Maduro

With cold weather right around the corner here in the Northern Hemisphere I figured it was time to start reviewing some smaller sizes for those who can’t smoke in the car or in the house and are looking for a shorter smoke. Today’s cigar is available in a few sizes but I went with the [...]

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