Archive for April, 2012

Nat Sherman Timeless – Cigar Review


Nat Sherman is certainly a well known name in cigars and a piece of New York history. Recently Nat Sherman took back the distribution of their brands and hired Michael Herklots to help manage their brands and retail operations. One of the steps Herklots has taken to widen the appeal of Nat Sherman cigars was [...]

Winners of the Nub Cameroon 460 Tubos!

In celebration of our 4 year Anniversary we decided to give away three 3 packs of Nub Cameroon 460 tubos, today we picked the winning comments and here they are! farmerjohn Very good post. I have not tried the Nub Cameroon 460 cigar. It would be nice to get a free sample. You just got [...]

Rocky Patel Edicion Unica May 28th, 2011 – Cigar Review


The Rocky Patel Edicion Unica was released to commemorate the 2011Honduran cigar festival, Humo Jaguar. The Rocky Patel Edicion Unica is a Honduran puro which is a requirement to participate in the Humo Jaguar festival. This cigar was the 15th release from Rocky Patel in 2011 and only 50,000 cigars were released. You can keep [...]

Win a box of Crémo Cigars


The weather is getting nice and people are lighting up cigars, which means one thing: CONTEST TIME!   Here at Crémo Premium Cigars we know that summer is coming and you can enjoy more cigars out on your deck, in your favorite lounge, or at home in a comfortable chair. The only thing missing is [...]

Mickey Blake’s Cigar Lounge – Trip review


It is no secret that a fair portion of cigars are smoked on the course. One lounge nestled in the heart of Connecticut has decided to switch things up, by bringing the course to the cigars. Mickey Blake’s @MickeyBlakes is a new lounge in Southington, Connecticut which offers a lot to it’s members and guests. [...]



April 24, 2012 COUNTERFEIT COHIBA CIGARS SEIZED IN MIAMI Richmond, VA— General Cigar announces that a team of special agents from the Miami Office of the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco conducted raids yesterday resulting in the seizure of over 10,000 counterfeit COHIBA® cigars with an estimated retail value of more than $200,000. [...]

Partagas 1845 – Cigar Review


Today I am reviewing a cigar that comes with a lot of heritage and history. It has been 167 years since the start of Partagas. The brand is, without a doubt, one of the most well known and popular lines of cigars in production. Partagas 1845 features an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, a first for a Partagas [...]

La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Maduro Chisel – Cigar Review


La Flor Dominicana has come out with a lot of impressive offerings over time. One of the most creative innovations La Flor Dominicana has created is the Chisel. The chisel offers the smoker several options when cutting, all of which can effect the flavor, and the experience, in different ways. For this review I am [...]

Nub Cameroon 460 Tubo – Cigar Review Final part of the 4 year Anniversary contest


4 Years ago Barry Stein created the blog A Cigar Smoker’s Journal, and his first review was the Nub Cameroon. You can check out that first review which started it all right here. A lot has changed since then, the way reviews are done, the number of people reading them, and now even the person [...]

A call to action


Often I hear cigar smokers complain about taxes, regulations, and lack of places to smoke. Stop wasting your breath lamenting in dark corners, let your voice be heard! There is currently a petition that needs less than 12,000 signatures before May 11th, 2012. When we reach this goal the administration has to take a position [...]

Ashton Classic 8 9 8 – Cigar Review


Today I am reviewing the Ashton Classic. Ashton is one of the names in the cigar industry that is strongly associated with quality. All of their offerings are simply phenomenal from the San Cristobal to the VSG. The Ashton Classic is their mild Connecticut offering, which is made in conjunction with the Fuente family. The [...]

Nat Sherman Host Selection – Cigar Review


Recently, I dropped by the Nat Sherman Flag Ship store on 42nd street. It was my first trip down there. Barry, the original cigar smoker, has visited several times and you can read about one of the trips here. The flagship store certainly is a beauty, well appointed, and very comfortable. You feel right at [...]

Camacho Releases new 4 pack assortments


BOLD HONDURAN SMOKES, NEW CONVENIENT 4-PACKS       PINELLAS PARK, FL, APRIL 16, 2012 — Camacho, the world’s best-known producer of bold Honduran smokes, has announced the release of new 4-pack assortments for its popular Corojo and Connecticut lines. Camacho Corojo, released in 2000, is the highest rated product in the Camacho portfolio and [...]

Winners of the 4 year Anniversary contest part 1


Round 1 of our 4 year anniversary contest is now officially over! Last weekend we posted a pairing review of the Estilo Cubano with a suggested pairing. In this post we started a contest to win 3 cigars with a cutter by suggesting a pairing you enjoy. We got a lot of great feed back [...]

C&C LRMD – Cigar Review and Part 2 of the anniversary contest


Recently I did a review of the C&C Corojo which you can read here. C & C Cigars is run by Joe Chuisano but his history comes from the Cusano Cigar Company started by his brother Mike Chuisano over a decade ago. Cusano cigars gained a great reputation for value priced everyday cigars and also [...]

262 – The Road to Come

THE ROAD TO COME   The dust has yet to settle on the Manifesto Tour, and we are looking ahead to the release of a new cigar line later this year. This year will also bring a facelift to the Paradigm and Ideology lines. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to stay [...]

Ortega Serie D – Cigar Review


Eddie Ortega left EO Brands at the end of January to create his own company, Ortega Cigars (we covered in this post here). He hit the ground running quickly and release his first line of cigars, the Ortega Serie D to an initial 80 cigar shops throughout the US. Today I am reviewing the Ortega [...]

Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial New England Edition – Cigar Review


Recently My Father Cigars released a new cigar exclusive to New England. It is called the Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial Connecticut New England Edition. The new cigar uses the same wrapper as the Jaime Garcia Limited Edition 2011, and used the same blend as the regular Jaime garcia Reserva Especial which I have reviewed here. [...]

Estilo Cubano – Cigar Review and pairing suggestion plus 4 year anniversary contest


Today I am reviewing the Estilo Cubano by Ventura Cigars, and pairing it with a Keurig Starbucks Sumatra Dark coffee. Ventura Cigars is a new company owned by Kretek Innternational and has made a splash with their lines the Estilo Cubano, Pura Sangre, and Las Ramblas. Also today marks the first contest of A Cigar [...]

CAO Last Stick Standing


CAO SAYS JUDGMENT DAY IS COMING Promotion Gives Fans a Chance to Choose New Blend   Richmond, VA—When their fans talk, the team at CAO listens. From now (April 3, 2012) through June 30, 2012, cigar smokers will have a chance to select an upcoming CAO blend, as part of the brand’s “Last Stick Standing” [...]

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