Partagas Cameroon No. 1 Lonsdale

Partagas Cameroon No. 1 Lonsdale

posted on December 13th, 2018

Aganorsa Leaf Connecticut Robusto

Aganorsa Leaf Connecticut Robusto

posted on December 7th, 2018

Arturo Fuente Opus X Forbidden X TAA Keeper of the Flame 2018

Arturo Fuente Opus X Forbidden X TAA Keeper of the Flame 2018

posted on November 28th, 2018

Stogie News Archive

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CHATweetUp 2013: Kings Cigars

I wasn’t familiar with Kings Cigars when I arrived at the tweetup, and it wasn’t long until I was introduced to Anwar and Pete, two of the guys behind the new boutique company. Click the play button for the scoop on their journey starting out in the cigar business. Their current lineup includes the Baron, a “Connecticut with an attitude”, the Conde, a San Andres Maduro, and the King of Kings, a box-pressed 6 x 64 Ecuadoran Habano. They …

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CHATweetUp 2013: AKA Cigars

Oh, no, we’re not done posting manufacturer interviews yet. This time I have a quick chat with Jay Lundy of AKA Cigars. In it he talks about the original AKA Hybrid line (which features a wrapper that’s a Cameroon-Corojo hybrid), the AKA Respect 2013 vintage, the Davidoff Ecuadoran Connecticut-wrapped AKA Solace and the newest, the AKA Nth Degree Maduro. Enjoy!

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CHATweetUp 2013: Cabal Cigars

I met Chris Arolfo of Cabal Cigars at the trade show, and I spent a little more time getting to know him and his new line of Cabal cigars at the 2013 Chattanooga Tweetup. In this video we talk about Cabal and Esoteric cigars, how he got started, the Cabal concept and what it’s like working with Hendrik Kelner Jr.

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CHATweetUp 2013: AJ Fernandez Cigars

Clay Roberts of AJ Fernandez and I talk about the “Cheatup”, the Oval Connecticut and Pinolero Maduro line expansions, the new limited edition El Mayimbe. The Mayimbe is nearly sold out at this point, but it will be return next year in a different blend. For all the juicy details, click the play button below.

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CHATweetUp 2013: Epicurean Cigars

While at the Chattanooga Tweetup I spoke to Steven Ysidron of Epicurean Cigars for a few minutes about his current products, the event, and future releases, including the upcoming Gonzo Santeria. Enjoy!

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IPCPR 2013: Prometheus

IPCPR 2013: Prometheus

The IPCPR trade show isn’t complete until we spend a little time with Keith Park of Prometheus and take a look at all the company’s new cigars and sharp-looking humidors and accessories. As always, there was no shortage of great looking products. If you’re a fan of rare cigars like Opus X and God of Fire, or enjoy high-end accessories, you need to check this out. And if you’re not, you might be by the end.

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Drew Estate Cigar Safari: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tobacco

As a fan of bourbon, one of the things that most intrigued me about my recent trip to Nicaragua on Drew Estate’s Cigar Safari tour was something so experimental, there aren’t even pictures of white-banded cigars with code names floating around the gossipnet yet. In recesses of the Drew Estate compound there are a couple Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels full of aging tobacco. There’s no telling if Drew Estate cigars with bourbon barrel-aged tobacco will show up in retail shops …

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Asylum Cigars interview with Tom Lazuka

Asylum Cigars interview with Tom Lazuka

Welcome to another interview post that I was fortunate to get with Tom Lazuka, co-founder of Asylum Cigars, when he stopped by Genuine Tobacco. I appreciate Tom taking the time to sit down and have some fun on camera.

Asylum Cigars has three labels right now, Asylum, Asylum 13 (I reviewed the 7×70) and the Schizo. I am including The Ogre in with the Asylum 13 line. We had a chance to run through the …

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Gun and Cigars – Lets Strike a Match Up

Gun and Cigars – Lets Strike a Match Up

Ben: This article, which I co-wrote wrote with Student of the Gun host and author, Park Markel, took on an interesting concept of pairing cigars with certain firearms.  Many of us shoot for recreation, hunting, sport, etc and we also smoke our cigars on the range while doing it.  Paul had the idea of what would be a good cigar to match with a certain firearm.  I thought it was an interesting idea myself.  We got together and

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Drink. Smoke. Eat.

Drink. Smoke. Eat.

Drink. Smoke. Eat. Not only three things that all go perfectly together but it is also the tagline for the soon to be opened, Civil Cigar Lounge. Civil Cigar Lounge is the brainchild of Matt Krimm and John Anderson (co-owners of the W.Curtis Draper empire) and is set to open to the public on January 14th. I was recently invited to a media event to get a glimpse of Civil Cigar Lounge. Needless to say, the event was pretty …