Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust Todos Las Dias Half Churchill

Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust Todos Las Dias Half Churchill

posted on December 11th, 2017

A Rare Saturday Morning Cigar

A Rare Saturday Morning Cigar

posted on December 9th, 2017

The Tabernacle by Foundation Cigars

The Tabernacle by Foundation Cigars

posted on December 7th, 2017

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Sancho Panza Double Maduro

Sancho Panza Double Maduro

It is kind of funny that with IPCPR on the horizon and my last Week in Smoke mainly containing new releases that I turn to the Sancho Panza Double Maduro. With Walt recently reviewing the Sancho Panza Extra Fuerte I thought this would compliment his review. Plus, with us trying to get back to basics and focus on having fun than dealing with some of the bullshit that has come our way over the course of the last eight …

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Week in Smoke – TGT Edition

Week in Smoke – TGT Edition

Welcome back! My self imposed hiatus is over. Where have I been? I needed a break. In recent episodes of Week in Smoke I talked about how I was worried about my job when my boss and my employer “parted ways” after a significant technology audit. It had me stressed out. A simple “good morning” from someone would set me off. My blood pressure was high, I wasn’t sleeping well, all the noise in my head was suffocating. I was …

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Week in Smoke – TGT Edition

Week in Smoke – TGT Edition

The 2014 DC Cigar Tweetup (put on by the B&B Cigar Club) was a few weeks ago. My attendance was cut short since my wife’s grandmother passed away. Even my select few hours spent at Signature Cigars during the Meet and Greet portion of the kickoff event was fantastic. It is always nice to see old friends like Barry Stein of Miami Cigar & Company and meet so many new friends that connect with me on Instagram. People …

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Week in Smoke – TGT Edition

Week in Smoke – TGT Edition

I’m 36 years old these days. One of the hardest aspects I deal with is people passing. Whether it is The Little Robusto, my Uncle Charlie, my brother or even now, my Lola (Filipino grandmother). While technically not my Lola (she was actually my wife’s Lola) but she treated me as if I was. She passed away last weekend at 87 years old. While we knew it was coming, it still felt sudden.

I don’t have too many …

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Favorite Quick Smokes – TGT Edition (2014)

Favorite Quick Smokes – TGT Edition (2014)

It has been sometime since I published a list like this. Three years is a long time in the cigar world. New cigars enter the market, old cigars leave the market and of course, what you like changes. So I decided to update my list of favorite quick smokes that I published back in 2011.

Same rules apply. To qualify cigars cannot be more than 5 inches in length and around a 44-48 ring gauge (give or take a bit), …

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Week In Smoke – TGT Edition

Week In Smoke – TGT Edition

Who else is ready for winter to be over? I usually like the one or two snow storms we get a year that makes the ground all pretty to look at, little bit of shoveling, etc,. This winter…has been nuts. Another week in the books and I’m still uneasy about work. I was talking with Walt that with so much uncertainty, I doubt I will be making an appearance at IPCPR this year. I don’t want to be “that guy” …

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Week in Smoke – TGT Edition

Week in Smoke – TGT Edition

Crazy days at work but thankful I still have a job (for now) after an intense IT Audit and my boss getting the boot. Times they are a changing…so who knows what other changes are ahead of me. I can only control what I can control. Who ends up as my new boss, their philosophy, their “strategic” plan…I don’t have any control of that. All I can do is what most of us do and thats…stay afloat. One thing I …

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TGT Top 10 Sampler

TGT Top 10 Sampler

Thanks to everyone for the kind words on my Top 10 List this year. I was surprised to hear from many of you who mentioned only having tried a handful of the cigars on my list. It just so happens that my friends at Tobacco Leaf in Jessup MD carry every one of my Top 10 cigars and have generously stepped up with an amazing deal on the TGT Top 10 Sampler pack. All ten cigars for $55 shipped. That …

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Top 10 Cigars – TGT Edition (2013)

Top 10 Cigars – TGT Edition (2013)

I don’t know about the rest of you but 2013 is one of those years that I want to put behind me. Personally, I am hoping for a positive and joyous 2014. Historically this list is published on December 16th so our readers can reference and add last minute items to their holiday wish lists. Our friends at that popular print lifestyle publication caught on to this idea and decided to start their Top 25 revealing process early this year. …

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Henry Clay

Henry Clay

‘Whats old is new’ has been a phrase I have been using a lot lately. I’ve been doing my fair share of revisiting some of the cigars that we smoked back in the early days of Stogie Review. The cigar smoker today is a different creature from a cigar smoker from 2006. Back in 2006 the whole 6×60 ring gauge was in it’s infancy and The Nub size was all the rage. With all the recent turmoil in Washington DC …

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