BEN’S WEEK IN SMOKE – NO. 20

BEN’S WEEK IN SMOKE – NO. 20

posted on November 14th, 2019

Southern Draw IGNITE Navy SEALs Foundation Habano No. 3 Double Corona

Southern Draw IGNITE Navy SEALs Foundation Habano No. 3 Double Corona

posted on November 11th, 2019

Warped – Maestros del Tiempo

Warped – Maestros del Tiempo

posted on November 5th, 2019

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Warped – Maestros del Tiempo

Warped – Maestros del Tiempo

Over the weekend, Gilbertsville Cigar Factory Celebrated its Two-Year Anniversary. It is hard to believe that is has been two years since Sir Stogies was transformed. There have been a lot of changes in the shop – some good and some bad, but the selection has never been better.

Not long after Chris took over the shop, he brought in a wide assortment of cigars. One of the early additions to the humidor was the Warped Lineup. Among them was …

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Whiskey and Cigars

Whiskey and Cigars

Back in later September, Gilbertsville Cigar Factory hosted an event with Island Jim. In addition to the usual cigar event, there was also Live Music by Dan O’Brien and a Whiskey Tasting from Manatawny Still Works.

I always enjoy these events because its a great opportunity for my wife (who doesn’t smoke cigars) and I to get away from the kids for a little while and enjoy some adult time together – which is hard to come by …

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Proud Owner of a New Pipe

Proud Owner of a New Pipe

Back in November, Gilbertsville Cigar Factory celebrated their 1 Year Anniversary. As a thank you to the customers for supporting them throughout the year, they hosted an event featuring 20% off all items in the store. In addition to the deal, they also had Dan O’Brien come in and play live music.

The event looked like it was going to be a lot of fun, unfortunately it didn’t look like I was going to be able to make it. Th …

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Cornelius by Cornelius and Anthony Cigars

Cornelius by Cornelius and Anthony Cigars

It has been a while since I’ve sat down with the intention of reviewing a cigar. These days I spend most of my time being a father to three young girls while trying to grow a brand new business. That isn’t to say that I’m retired from Stogie Review – most of my time on the site comes in the form of running updates and managing the back-end of things.

Last week I was given the opportunity to dip …

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Please Welcome The Sharp Fox

Please Welcome The Sharp Fox

With the flood of IPCPR 2018 Coverage behind us, we thought that now would be a good time to introduce our newest Sponsor – The Sharp Fox.

The Sharp Fox is a Stainless Steel cigar cutter that comes in two varieties. The first is The Redwood which is a more traditional cutter with wood accents. The second is The Slim with a more modern minimalistic design.

Both cutters retail for under $20 and come in an impressive gift box.…

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On The Fence about Buying a Pipe

On The Fence about Buying a Pipe

Have you ever found yourself sitting in a cigar shop, enjoying your favorite cigar from your classy Stogie Gear case, and suddenly feel like the boss from The Godfather? I found myself in that situation recently and it probably wasn’t for the reason you would expect.

You see, the Gilbertsville Cigar Factory recently expanded into new territory by introducing Pipes and Pipe Tobacco to its quickly growing repertoire. On a personal note – I expected the shop to do okay …

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Patina Connecticut

Patina Connecticut

Over the past couple of months, I’ve been making an effort to use Social Media a little more than I have been. This has meant branching out beyond Facebook and knocking the dust off of both my Twitter and Instagram Accounts.

The cool thing about Instagram is that several of the Gilbertsville Cigar Factory Regulars are also using it – which gives me a little insight into what is becoming popular in the shop. One of the many hot new …

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A Rare Saturday Morning Cigar

A Rare Saturday Morning Cigar

Every Monday, I sit down at my desk and my co-worker asks “How was your weekend?” For the most part, my answer is “Good” but there really isn’t much to say beyond that. You see, six months ago my wife and I made a decision that would change our weekend dynamic significantly.

I was offered a position at a new company. My ability to work from home a few days each week would go away, however, there would be room …

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The Tabernacle by Foundation Cigars

The Tabernacle by Foundation Cigars

Ever since Sir Stogies has become the Gilbertsville Cigar Factory, my Cigar World has been turned upside down. With the flood of new product into the shop, I feel like I’ve been shaken out of my rut. I no longer head directly towards the AJ Fernandez New World and now spend a little time wandering around in the humidor. I’m excited about trying new cigars – its been quite a while since I could say that.

Among the new …

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What would you like to see in a Blind Tasting?

What would you like to see in a Blind Tasting?

Almost a decade ago, I came up with an idea for a Stogie Review Video Series that I thought would be very interesting. The premise was to take the same Blind Review format that the big Cigar Magazines used and put a Stogie Review Twist on it.

The concept was to reach out to friends at cigar companies and get my hands on a few cigars of the same size and shape. I would then remove the bands and …