Archive for January, 2010

Sunday Links


The other day on Twitter I went on a little bit of a rant I wanted to extend on here. Lately there seems to be a lot of cigar review websites popping up. Some of them are really good sites that I love to give props to here on the Sunday Links. However, there are [...]

Press Release: New York Tobacconist Association

Cigar Rights of America

New York’s Professional Tobacconists Organize to Battle Local and State Legislation Cigar Rights of America Facilitates Formation of New York’s First State Tobacconist Association New York City, New York – In an historic gathering of statewide professional tobacconists, a group of over two dozen retail tobacconists gathered at the Grand Havana Room in New York City [...]

Cigar Review: Joya De Nicaragua Dark Corojo Antano

Joya De Nicaragua Dark Corojo Antano

Cigar: Joya De Nicaragua Dark Corojo Anatano
Size: 6 x 54 (Poderoso/Torpedo)
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Strength: Full

The JDN Dark Corojo Antanto is an exceptionally oily cigar. Will this cause a problem in smoking it? Check out our review to find out…

Cigar Review: Fuente Rosado Sungrown Magnum

Fuente Rosado Sungrown Magnum

Cigar: Arturo Fuente Rosado Sungrown Magnum
Size: 5 x 52 (R 52/Robusto)
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sungrown
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Strength: Mild/Medium

These cigars were rolled over one year ago and have been aging ever since. They are available in three sizes, 52 (5 x 52), the 54 (6.25 x 54) and the 56 (5.5 x 56). Today we review the 52.

Questions From a Reader…


A reader of the site posed some interesting questions. I asked him if it would be OK to post here, and he graciously agreed. I’ll weigh in with my two cents in a few days and I am curious to see what kind of comments this generates… Jeff Writes, I am only 3 months into [...]

Cigar Review: De La Concha Grand Reserve

I’ve been to De La Concha on 6th Avenue between 56th and 57th street numerous times but until the other night I was not aware of the house cigar. When GM Ron Melendi joined our monthly cigar club over at Club Macanudo for cigars, food and drink he brought with him some of these sticks [...]

Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Decade

I held off until now on commenting about the list that Cigar Aficionado put out with what they believe to be the top cigars of 2009. This post is a perfect example of how my opinions are not to win over and influence people. Or maybe it is. I guess it depends on what side [...]

Cigar Review: Opus X Love Affair

Today’s cigar review is a joint effort with my friend Lindsay Heller. I know I have spoken about her before and I am going to indulge once again. She just started a website a while ago and we decided to review this cigar together. I was down at Holt’s in Philadelphia spending too much money [...]

Sunday Links

The cigar doldrums. After an onslaught of new products we are at the time of year where new things to try are far and few between. Sure there are some great sticks coming out soon like the Nosotros from illusione and although I haven’t tried it yet the Dark Corojo Antano has a buzz about [...]

Cigar Review: Opus X Lost City

When I heard the Opus X Lost City was going to be coming out from those who went to the trade show in August it had my intrigued to say the least for two reasons. The first reason being if it is new I have to try it. The second reason being I knew this [...]

Cigar Review: Nat Sherman Gotham Westside

I’m going to bring up twitter once again if you allow me the time to do so. There is a core group of cigar smokers in NYC who are very big into social media. We’ve all connected thanks to twitter. Granted some of us knew each other prior, but the media has allowed us to [...]

Cigar Review: Punch Upper Cut

I have a bit of writers block and smoker’s block going on. I am not sure what cigar to write about and what cigar to smoke. So I reached out to fellow bloggers for a guest review. Thankfully Adam from Fire Up That Cigar answered the call. He was nice enough to review a cigar [...]

Sunday Links

Twitter. You have all heard me mention it here on the site at various times. It’s really a great tool with connecting to other cigar enthusiasts as well as other interests you might have. The one big problem is that you only get 140 characters per posting. When your as opinionated as I can  be [...]

Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda Coffee Break

Miami Cigar & Co. introduced this brand, named for its founder, in 2007. Now made under the supervision of Pepin Garcia in Nicaragua, it is medium-to-full in body and offered in boxes of 20. I recently picked up a box of these at the Cigar Inn event for the Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial a few [...]

Cigar Review: Aurora 100 Anos

To celebrate the the companies 100th anniversary, The 100 Años cigar was created. La Aurora was founded in 1903, and to celebrate the this cigar first appeared in 1994. The cigar was met with much fanfare in it was labeled the 3rd best cigar that year Cigar Aficionado Magazine. When the cigar first appeared on [...]

Cigar Review: Tatuaje RC 233

I decided on New Years day to light up a cigar that was gifted to me by Tony over at a The Tatuaje RC 233 is huge 9″ perfecto that has a limited production. . The RC stands for Retro Cuban and the 233 is the cigars length in millimeters. Other then that I [...]

Cigar Review: K A Kendall’s 7-20-4

Happy New Year! I was sitting around trying to determine what cigar should be the first one I review in 2010. Should it be the cigar I smoked on New Years Eve, something from my list of things to review, or what? I opted on a cigar that should of made my list of best [...]

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