Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 103

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 103

posted on September 23rd, 2016

Foundation Cigars Charter Oak Connecticut Rothchild

Foundation Cigars Charter Oak Connecticut Rothchild

posted on September 22nd, 2016

Screwpop Cigar Ashtray

Screwpop Cigar Ashtray

posted on September 19th, 2016

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Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 103

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 103

If there’s a theme for this Week In Smoke, it’s a mix of new cigars and relaxation. Heavy on the relaxation. Maybe a little procrastination too. It’s been a busy summer, and I for one am ready to welcome a less hectic season of bourbon and heavier beers. Sure, I drink both year round, but it’s nice to be able to do so on a patio without bursting into flame or ingesting lethal amounts of pollen. And shorter, cooler days …

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Foundation Cigars Charter Oak Connecticut Rothchild

Foundation Cigars Charter Oak Connecticut Rothchild

Someone I always look forward to seeing every year at IPCPR is Nick Melillo of Foundation Cigars.  As one of the brain children, along with Steven Saka, behind the iconic Liga Privada lines and its off shoots, you can rest assured that his offerings from his new company, Foundation Cigars, should be pretty tasty.  After the successful launch of last year’s El Gueguense, I couldn’t wait to try out Nick’s new stuff.  One of the new releases this year is …

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Screwpop Cigar Ashtray

Screwpop Cigar Ashtray

When it comes to cigar smoking, enthusiasts have a wide range of gadgets and accessories to choose from. None of them are really necessary to enjoy a cigar, however, they add a bit of convenience or cool factor to our hobby. We’ve got specialty cutters, fancy lighters, leather travel humidors, and aluminum cigar holders, among other things.

Among those accessories, there is one that is often overlooked – the Cigar Ashtray. These handy little objects are made in all shapes, …

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Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur Epicure Maduro – Return of a Classic Cigar

There are times when I am about to smoke a cigar that I want something well within my comfort zone.  A cigar that is considered a classic.  One that you know very well, have smoked often and you know will give you satisfaction.  For me, one of those smokes is the Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur.  Specifically, this time, the Epicure in maduro.  We have been smoking a lot of the new stuff coming out of IPCPR and I know most …

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IPCPR 2016: Complete Digest

IPCPR 2016: Complete Digest

And our IPCPR 2016 coverage is complete. It took us a little longer to get everything posted, due in large part to our decision to switch our gear and software out all at once. But it all worked out in the end. We didn’t talk to everyone we wanted to interview, but we never do. There are just too many booths and too little time. But we got a good percentage of them. Here’s the complete list:

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