KILO Cigar Toro by United Cigar

KILO Cigar Toro by United Cigar

posted on September 3rd, 2015

Camacho American Barrel Aged Toro

Camacho American Barrel Aged Toro

posted on September 2nd, 2015

Sir Stogies Cigar Crawl

Sir Stogies Cigar Crawl

posted on August 28th, 2015

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KILO Cigar Toro by United Cigar

KILO Cigar Toro by United Cigar

KILO Cigar Toro by United Cigar

Barry Stein, former cigar blogger and good friend of mine, had always dreamed of having his own cigar line. Barry left the cigar blogging world and joined Miami Cigar Company as Director of Social Media giving him the opportunity to finally blend his own cigar with Manual Inoa, master blender, at La Aurora. In 2013, Barry and Manual finally had a blend that they released to certain retailers on a trial basis to rave …

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Southern Draw Kudzu Gordo

Southern Draw Kudzu Gordo

Southern Draw Cigars was founded by Robert Holt in 2014 and is based off the traditions of the Southern Gentleman which they define as “a “culture of honor”, that is, a culture where people avoid intentionally offending others and maintain a reputation for not accepting improper conduct by others.”  They have  3 lines of cigars made in the AJ Fernandez factory in Nicaragua:  Kudzu, Firethorn and Quickdraw.  For now, we are just going to focus on the Kudzu, specifically the …

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Crowned Heads Las Calaveras 2015 LC50

Crowned Heads Las Calaveras 2015 LC50

Introduced in 2014, Crowned Heads released the Las Calaveras to honor loved ones that passed away that year.  Released each year in a new blend, this year has a Ecuadorian Habano Rosado wrapper with a Nicaraguan binder and filler.  The 2015 Las Calaveras has been released in three sizes this year instead of the two in 2014.

  • LC46:  5 5/8 x 46
  • LC50:  5 x 50
  • LC52:  6 x 52

The cigar starts off with a strong cedar note with …

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RoMa Craft Tobac Neanderthal SGP

RoMa Craft Tobac Neanderthal SGP

RoMa Craft Tobac introduced two new cigars this year called the Neanderthal SGP and HN.  The HN is a figurado that is a regular production cigar and the SGP is a shop exclusive only for Serious Cigar in Houston, TX and Riverside Cigars in Jeffersonville, IN, both great cigar shops.  Here is the blend for the Neanderthal:

  • Size:  4 1/4 x 52
  • Wrapper: Mexican San Andreas Maduro
  • Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
  • Filler: Pennsylvania Double Ligero Green River Valley Sucker One,
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Week in Smoke – Bayou Edition No. 12

Week in Smoke – Bayou Edition No. 12

Ben’s Week in Smoke – Bayou Edition No. 12

It’s been awhile since I did a Week in Smoke, but it has been a hectic week which means I wasn’t able to smoke as many cigars as I would have liked.  With the temperatures reaching into the high 80s and even, some days, reaching the lower 90s, it’s been difficult to smoke in my man cave.  This means I’ve been trying to capitalize on opportunities to smoke in air conditioning …

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Xikar VX Keychain V-cutter

Xikar released the VX Keychain V-cutter last year to their current line of cutters.  I was pretty excited to see this as I’ve been a big fan for the large VX cutter as that cutter cuts like a laser.  I like the idea that they made a smaller one that you can add to your keys so you will always have cutter on hand.  I NEVER share my cutter or borrow anyone else’s for sanitary purposes so this was a …

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Crowned Heads Yellow Rose

Crowned Heads Yellow Rose

Crowned Heads has released their third state exclusive cigar with the Yellow Rose made for the state of Texas.  This follows the Tennessee Waltz (robusto grande) made for Tennessee and the Paniolo Especial for Hawaii (corona gorda).  I was given this cigar by our local shop’s Crowned Heads rep, Brian McGee, during his last visit to get my impressions of the cigar.

The Yellow Rose is a tip of the hat to one of Texas most beloved songs or a …

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Burns Tobacconist La Aurora 100 Anos Cameroon Lancero

Burns Tobacconist La Aurora 100 Anos Cameroon Lancero

About a month ago, my friend, David Jones of LeafEnthusiasts.com and Burns Tobacconist, sent me a couple of new cigars review which was their exclusive La Aurora 100 Anos Cameroon Lancero. I was excited to get these as I’ve always been a huge fan of the La Aurora 100 Anos cigars. I wasn’t disappointed with these either.

Smoking this cigar, it started off strong in the flavor department. Great notes of cedar, leather, cinnamon and nuts. The sweetness turns …

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Selected Tobaccos Seleccion de Marcas Part 3 – Atabey Ritos

Selected Tobaccos Seleccion de Marcas Part 3 – Atabey Ritos

For our final review for the Seleccion de Marcas, I’m reviewing the Atabey Ritos.  This is the largest cigar in the sampler back coming in at 6 1/8 x 55.  I don’t know the blend information and I could even find out what the wrapper is as, again, the Atabey and 2 Guys Smoke Shop website doesn’t have any information on the cigar.

The cigar has stunning construction with a perfect wrapper and a perfectly applied cap.  The wrapper is …

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Selected Tobaccos Seleccion de Marcas Part 2 – Byron Londineses

Selected Tobaccos Seleccion de Marcas Part 2 – Byron Londineses

For Part 2 of the 3 part review of the Seleccion de Marcas from Selected Tobaccos courtesy of 2 Guys Smoke Shop, I will be reviewing the Byron Londineses.  This is the second cigar in the sampler pack and is part of the Byron line.  The Byron line is sold in jars of 25 and come in 3 different sizes.  The Londineses is a robusto grande at 5 1/2 x 54 with an unknown blend.  The 2 Guys Smoke Shop nor …

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