Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 118

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 118

posted on May 17th, 2019

Henry Clay War Hawk Toro

Henry Clay War Hawk Toro

posted on May 13th, 2019

Cazadores by La Aurora Robusto

Cazadores by La Aurora Robusto

posted on May 8th, 2019

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Charlie has been enjoying cigars since 2000 and generally prefers a medium-bodied, full-flavored smoke. A USAF vet, he currently works as a data scientist focusing on natural language processing and is pursuing a PhD in computer science in his spare time. Originally from Connecticut and now residing in Northern Virginia, Charlie is also a fan of football, science fiction, political philosophy, and single malt scotch. You can contact Charlie on Twitter @greenbacker.

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San Lotano Oval by A.J. Fernandez

San Lotano Oval by A.J. Fernandez

Switching things up a little bit this week, I decided to record my first video cigar review. I really appreciate the great feedback you all have given me for my first two written reviews, but several people asked me to try my hand at video reviews as well. So, I figured I’d give it a shot and get in front of the camera for a change. And what better way to start off with my first video review than …

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Jerry Cruz on Kiss My Ash Radio

Jerry Cruz on Kiss My Ash Radio

Be sure to tune-in to Kiss My Ash Radio this Saturday, October 15, 2011 as Stogie Review’s very own Jerry Cruz will be joining Abe & the rest of the KMA crew for their weekly Blogger’s Corner segment. This week, The Great Torpedo will be sharing his review of the Alec Bradley Black Market.

Kiss My Ash Radio is broadcast live on Saturday mornings from 10AM-12PM EST. For those of you in South Florida, tune-in to Seaview Radio at …

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Emilio AF2

Emilio AF2

Living in Delaware, I’m somewhat spoiled as a cigar smoker, all things considered. Cigar taxes are relatively low, there’s a great chain of cigar shops throughout the state, and we’re the home of Emilio Cigars, an up & coming cigar brand that’s been making lots of waves recently. The man behind Emilio, Gary Griffith, also manages the chain of cigar shops in my area. So, not only is he the owner of a buzz-worthy boutique cigar brand, …

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Cigar Smoker (app review)

These days, it seems like there’s an app for everything. From blowing out candles to virtual bubble wrap, is there anything the iPhone can’t do (other than 4G/LTE, that is)? Now there’s even an app for the cigar blog reader. Cigar Smoker for iOS is designed to provide mobile access to cigar information, news, and reviews, plus it allows users to upload & share photos of their favorite (and not-so-favorite) smokes.

Most of our reviews here at the Stogie …

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CAO OSA Sol Tour featuring Rick Rodriguez (plus giveaway)

CAO OSA Sol Tour featuring Rick Rodriguez (plus giveaway)

CAO master blender Rick Rodriguez has been traveling the country lately spreading the word about the newest cigar he’s created: the OSA Sol. I met up with Rick at a recent OSA Sol Tour event hosted by Davidus Cigars in Annapolis, MD. We talked about the genesis of the OSA Sol blend, the OSA Nation promotion campaign, and the transition following the merger with General Cigar.

After watching the videos (including the bonus footage in Part 2), read on …

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Drew Estate & Joya de Nicaragua Event (plus giveaway)

Drew Estate & Joya de Nicaragua Event (plus giveaway)

I recently caught up with Kevin McCormack, sales rep for Drew Estate and Joya de Nicaragua, at a DE/JDN Double Shot Event hosted by Main Street Cigar in Bel Air, MD. Kevin and I talked about the latest releases from Drew Estate & Joya (including My Uzi Weighs A Ton, Undercrown, Dirty Rat, L40, and Feral Flying Pig), the big news of José Blanco joining JDN, and some Liga Privada merchandise. After watching the video, scroll to …

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Casa Fernandez Copacabana (plus giveaway)

Casa Fernandez Copacabana (plus giveaway)

When most people hear the name “Copacabana,” they think of Barry Manilow. As the King of Adult Contemporary would tell you, the Copacabana nightclub was “the hottest spot north of Havana.” That’s a lot to live up to, especially for a cigar. As I found out from Paul Palmer on Twitter, the Copacabana brand was obtained by Casa Fernandez back with their acquisition of Tropical Tobacco, and is actually named after the famous Cuban hotel (not the nightclub or eponymous …