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    Ashton VSG (23 Year) Cigar Review
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    Complete Coverage of the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show
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    An Interview with Keith Park of Prometheus and God of Fire
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Throwback Thursday: Steve Saka On Tobacco At Cigar Safari 2013

Throwback Thursday: Steve Saka On Tobacco At Cigar Safari 2013

I don’t know how long “Throwback Thursday” has been a thing, but before people get tired of it, I’m using it to show some previously unpublished (and uncensored) video of Steve Saka from Cigar Safari 2013 to light.

This video covers some of the same ground as Wednesday’s video regarding Connecticut Broadleaf and Habano tobaccos, but from Saka’s unique perspective (with supporting commentary from Nick Melillo). It also delves deeper into the history and migration of tobacco through the Americas, …

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Cigar Safari: Jonathan Drew & Nick Melillo Talk Tobacco

Cigar Safari: Jonathan Drew & Nick Melillo Talk Tobacco

In this part of the Cigar Safari tour, Jonathan Drew and Nick Melillo take us to a room full of pilones to discuss tobacco. Specifically the broadleaf and habano grown in the Connecticut River Valley region that’s destined for use in Liga Privada blends. Toward the end of the video, they show us the clear visual differences between leaf just off the boat vs. one, two and three year-aged tobacco.

But like the previous video, there’s more to it than …

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Nub Connecticut 464T

Nub Connecticut 464T

A few years back I was approached by Sam Leccia (The Face behind Nub Cigars at the time) about making a Rolling Table for him to take from event to event. I was happy to help out and got together with my Dad to make a couple tables.

Part of the arrangement for making the Rolling Tables was that my father and I be provided with a few boxes of Nub Cigars. My father and I each had Sam sign …

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Cigar Safari 2014: Drew Estate II (DE-2)

Cigar Safari 2014: Drew Estate II (DE-2)

This year Cigar Safari got rolling with a visit to the brand new Drew Estate II (DE-2) facility across the street from the original Drew Estate factory. Jonathan Drew and Nick Melillo lead the tour of the 64,000 square foot expansion that they’ve dedicated to storing, curing, sorting and aging their growing supply of tobacco. The video that follows introduces the new facility, and branches off into an animated discussion of Drew Estate’s history and relationships with Nicaraguan tobacco growers, …

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Kristoff 685 Woodlawn

Kristoff 685 Woodlawn

Hello once again and welcome to this weeks first impressions review of the Kristoff 685 Woodlawn. This cigar is named after Glen Cases’ address growing up. It is also a limited edition and what is out there is all there is from what I have been told, so grab them fast if you want to try them. They are also only available in the perfecto shape (6 1/2 x 60) and have a Brazilian wrapper, Nicaraguan binder …

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