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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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 …

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EP Carrillo Elite Series New Wave Reserva

EP Carrillo Elite Series New Wave Reserva

If we were to play a little word association game – one where I said What comes to mind when I say “Cigars and Coffee”, I think, for the most part, we would all be on the same page. For me, I think of Connecticut cigars.

Of the short list of cigars, one of my favorite morning smokes is the EP Carrillo New Wave. In fact, it …

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This Thanksgiving I’m Thankful for Cigars

This Thanksgiving I’m Thankful for Cigars

Over the years, I’ve always found the holidays to be a strange time for Cigar Blogs. I would come across blog posts outlining After-Turkey Cigars at Thanksgiving, Gift Ideas for the Cigar Lover at Christmas, and the ever popular Green Cigars for St Patty’s Day.

So, when I sat down to write this article on Thanksgiving – I wondered what I could say that would be heartfelt and genuine. The last thing I wanted to imagine was some guy sitting …

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Dan O’Brien Plays the Cigar Box Guitar at Sir Stogies

Dan O’Brien Plays the Cigar Box Guitar at Sir Stogies

One of the most amazing aspects of a local Mom & Pop Cigar Shop is the family-like atmosphere that develops with the regulars. Guys (and Gals) from all walks of life come in, sit down, and talk while enjoying a cigar. Before long, the chatter goes from simple small talk to asking how each other’s families are doing.

Last year, when I walked into Sir Stogies, and Tim excited told me about what he had planned for one of …

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The Atmosphere in my Local B&M is Changing

The Atmosphere in my Local B&M is Changing

When it comes to Cigar Smoking, there is one aspect of the pastime that has always left me fascinated – the social aspect. In the relatively short time that I’ve been visiting cigar shops, I’ve met people from all walks of life.

It really is amazing how simple small talk with a stranger can develop into a friendship over the span of a few months. You go from chatting about the weather one visit to asking about each other’s kids …

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Celebratory Cigars and the Meaning Behind Them

Celebratory Cigars and the Meaning Behind Them

A few weeks ago, I was sitting at my computer when an alert popped up. I had received an automated email from Indeed. Someone had found an old copy of my resume and wanted to contact me in regards to a job opening.

Ordinarily, I simply delete messages like these but I was in an optimistic mood and clicked through. Before long I was on the phone with a recruiter discussing my experience as a drafter / designer in the …

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Now Accepting Applicants for a new Everyday Smoke

Now Accepting Applicants for a new Everyday Smoke

Back when Jerry and I started Stogie Review, way back in 2006, I was an adventurous cigar smoker. I would seek out new sticks to try, eager to share my thoughts on our little cigar blog. No matter how the cigar turned out – good, bad, or indifferent, smoking and reviewing new cigars was a fun pastime.

A few years back, things began to change. My wife and I were raising a young daughter and free time was getting harder …

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Discussion: Vape and Darts in the Private Lounge

Discussion: Vape and Darts in the Private Lounge

Imagine that in your city or town, a new cigar shop opened up – let’s call it Robusto’s. Now, Robusto’s is a traditional shop in the sense that they only carry premium cigars and a small assortment of pipe tobacco. No specialty cigarettes, no vape, and no mass produced machine made cigars.

The first time you walk into Robusto’s, you are impressed. The retail space in clean and organized, the public lounge is comfortable, and the selection is good …

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