Archive for December, 2012

ACS NFL Sunday Challenge December 30th Results!

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The last round of our regular season ACS NFL Sunday challenge has come to its conclusion! This week had put up a 4 pack of the new Pinolero Figurados from A.J. Fernandez. There were quite a few upsets, with most people only predicting 10 or so out of the 16 games correctly, yet there can [...]

Sunday Links – 12/30/12

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I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, I know I enjoyed spending the past week with friends. Now our attention turns to the New Year, another fine time to celebrate with some champagne and cigars. With the close of 2012 comes an annual tradition for A Cigar Smoker’s journal, and that is to select our [...]

Heisenberg by Quesada – Cigar Review

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Quesada is introducing a new cigar in which the entire theme is to Embrace Uncertainty. This spirit behind this new cigar is to just sit back, relax, and enjoy the cigar. They don’t want you spending time over-analyzing where the cigar was made, what tobaccos were used, or how many of them are going to be [...]

El Primer Mundo Liga Miami Toro – Cigar Review

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Recently I had a chance to hang out with Sean Williams from Primer Mundo and talk with him about some of his upcoming projects and a few of his past ones. While Kevin and I were hanging out with him, we had the pleasure of smoking a few Primer Mundo Liga Miamis, and we enjoyed [...]

Top 15 Cigars of 2012

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It is the time of the year when we here at A Cigar Smoker’s Journal weigh in and give our opinion on the best cigars of the year. My first year here at A Cigar Smoker’s Journal has been a real pleasure and quite the exciting journey. As this year is just about coming full [...]

Miami Cigar & Company announces Nestor Miranda 70th Birthday LE

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Miami, FL, January 7, 2013 – For Nestor Miranda’s 70th birthday on Valentine’s Day 2/14/13 the most interesting man in the cigar business is set to release a commemorative cigar for this historic milestone in his life. The “Nestor Miranda 70th LE” will be released as a lancero cigar from the two factories that Nestor [...]

ACS NFL Sunday Challenge December 30th!

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Welcome back for another round of ACS NFL Sunday Challenge, this is going to be the last round in the regular season, but we will develop a new format to use for the play offs! Last week we gave away a 5 pack of the new Foundry from General Cigar Co. This week we are [...]

ACS NFL Sunday Challenge December 23rd Results!

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Another round of our ACS NFL Sunday Challenge has come to an end, this time with 5 of the brand new Foundry Cigars at stake! We had yet another tie, with 5 people predicting 14 out of the 15 games this Sunday correctly! Since there is no Monday game this week, we decided on a [...]

Sunday Links – 12/23/12

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Happy Holidays Cigar Smokers! We here at A Cigar Smoker have a little more to celebrate than just Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the New Year.  This time of year is also the anniversary of Kevin and Myself’s first year here at A Cigar Smoker. To celebrate we will be posting a contest later this week for [...]

Life In The 305 – Barry Stein

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It was about a year ago when I was sitting in Kevin Paige’s Butthead’s Tobacco when I got the call to the big leagues. I had been in negotiations with my friend, and now, boss Jason Wood, Vice President at Miami Cigar & Company to handle marketing and advertising for the company. The negotiations started [...]

ACS NFL Sunday Challenge December 23rd!

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Welcome back for another round of the A Cigar Smoker NFL Sunday Challenge! Last week we gave away a 6 pack of Ashton Cigars, this week we are giving away something that is gaining a lot of popularity online! Everywhere I go I see people talking about the new Foundry from General Cigar Co. It [...]

La Flor Dominicana The Meaner Digger – Cigar Review

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Today I am exploring the La Flor Dominicana The Meaner Digger, which is one real beast of a cigar. We covered the upcoming release of the Meaner Digger in a press release here. The Meaner Digger is being made exclusively for Tobacco Haven – North of the Border – in Brookline, NH. The release is limited to [...]

ACS NFL Sunday Challenge December 16th Results!

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Last night was the Jets vs Titans game to decide the winner of our December 16th NFL Sunday Challenge. According to the rules if we have a tie in the Sunday Challenge the winner will be decided by who can guess the score of the Monday Night game the closest without going over. Trevor guessed the [...]

Padilla Reserva Maduro Toro – Cigar Review

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Recently while attending the Big Smoke NYC (you can read my recap of the trip here), I got a chance to drop by the Padilla booth. They were giving out samples of one of the new cigars, the Padilla Reserva Maduro. Much like the Padilla Reserva Habano (reviewed here), the new Padilla Reserva Maduro is [...]

Dona Flor USA – Ends 2012 with a bang at Cigar Aficionado’s Big Smoke Events

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(Miami, Florida) Dec 17, 2012 - After an aggressive re-launch marketing campaign in the United States, Dona Flor ends the year with a 93 rating and a showing at Cigar Aficionado’s Big Smoke Events in Las Vegas and New York. Chris Edge, President of Double Edge Inc. and Dona Flor USA, is reporting a successful campaign aimed at reintroducing ‘Brazil’s Dark [...]

ACS NFL Sunday Challenge December 16th Update

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Last week we posted another NFL Sunday Challenge for the December 16th NFL Games. Up for grabs was a 6 pack of Ashton Cigars which included a Ashton Classic, an Ashton Heritage, an Ashton Cabinet, along with a La Aroma De Cuba EE, a La Aroma De Cuba red band, and a San Cristobal. Both Trever [...]

Sunday Links – 12/16/12

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Happy Holidays from all of us here at A Cigar Smoker’s Journal! I hope everyone is ready for the holiday season and has all of their gifts picked out and all of their parties planned. In the next few weeks we are going to have a couple great contests and a few surprises coming up, so [...]

Rocky Patel 50th Anniversary Robusto – Cigar Review

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I recently attended the Big Smoke NYC, and afterwards the Rocky Patel after party at the Huslter club. All the attendees to the Hustler club after party got quite the treat, a free Rocky Patel 50th Anniversary Robusto. I was quite excited since this is one of the few lines from Rocky Patel I had yet [...]

ACS NFL Sunday Challenge December 16th!

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Happy holidays fellow cigar smokers! It is time for a little Football, cigars, and holiday cheer! Last week we gave away a 5 pack of robustos from My Father Cigars, which RyanofSouth won by predicting 11 out of the 14 games correctly. This week we are stepping things up a bit in the spirit of [...]

ACS NFL Sunday Challenge December 9th Results!

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Last week I posted up another ACS NFL Sunday Challenge, this time I put up a five pack of Robustos from My Father Cigars. The pack included a series JJ Maduro, a series JJ natural, a Don Pepin Blue, Don Pepin Black, and a Vegas Cubanas. Well 54 of you entered, and while most people only predicted [...]

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