Herfin’ Heads: MBombay Corojo Oscuro

Herfin’ Heads: MBombay Corojo Oscuro

posted on February 5th, 2016

Espinosa Laranja Reserva Corona Gorda

Espinosa Laranja Reserva Corona Gorda

posted on February 2nd, 2016

Product Review: Cigar Oasis Excel with Smart Humidor

Product Review: Cigar Oasis Excel with Smart Humidor

posted on January 29th, 2016

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La Aurora Puro Vintage 2006 Edición 111 Aniversario

La Aurora Puro Vintage 2006 Edición 111 Aniversario


I had started working on a Week In Smoke for this week, but as I was drinking my coffee, a blend from Counter Culture called Apollo, a thought occurred to me- I’ll bet the Puro Vintage I smoked last week would go pretty well with it. So I dropped my pen (or keyboard), grabbed one, turned on the video camera and lit it up. Changing horses midstream means posting this later than usual, but I think it turned out well. …

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Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Eye of the Shark

Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Eye of the Shark

Well, the holiday season is upon us. Even if it isn’t technically a holiday yet, it feels like one. So I decided to light up something nice this afternoon. Truth be told, I’ve been sneaking in Don Carlos Eye of the Sharks since they hit the shops a few weeks ago. I didn’t secure all that many, so I’ve been trying to make them last. So far I’ve made it to Thanksgiving without running completely out.

So as you’ve probably …

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Tatuaje Monster Series The Hyde

Tatuaje Monster Series The Hyde


The spooky season is upon us, and I just happened to pick up a few of this year’s Tatuaje Monster Series The Hyde. Now ordinarily, I’d set these rarities to the side in the humidor and light one up in about a month (or three), but I thought it’d be fun to light one up right off the truck, as they say. And as long as I was already doing half the work of a cigar review, I might as …

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Drew Estate MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured Yard Bird

Drew Estate MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured Yard Bird


A big thank you to Sam Morales of Drew Estate (you may know him as @drewestatedata on social media) for sending me this event exclusive Kentucky Fire Cured Yard Bird. It made its first appearance at the second annual Kentucky Barn Smoker in the Hopkinsville, KY on October 3rd. It then made its first appearance in my ashtray for this first impressions review a few days later on October 6th.

For the official scoop on the cigar, I turn it …

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Balmoral Añejo XO & Westvleteren 12 Pairing

Balmoral Añejo XO & Westvleteren 12 Pairing

Drew Estate put Ben and I to work after our tour of the Royal Agio facility. Our job? To smoke a Balmoral Añejo XO while at the same time drinking one of the most sought after beers in the world, Trappist Westvleteren 12. It was tough work, but someone had to do it. Find out how it went in a mere two and a half minutes by clicking the play button.

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InterTabac 2015 and Royal Agio Trip Recap

InterTabac 2015 and Royal Agio Trip Recap

Last Thursday Logan and Seth from Cigar Federation invited Ben and I to join them in a special recap show on Google Hangout. In it we discuss the Royal Agio trip to Europe, covering a tour of La Trappe Trappist brewery, Royal Agio and InterTabac 2015. Light one up, open a chilled drink (I’d recommend something Belgian) and click play.

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72 Minutes with Pete Johnson

72 Minutes with Pete Johnson

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Royal Agio Factory Tour

Royal Agio Factory Tour


As indicated in last week’s video exploration of InterTabac 2015, Ben and I spent some time Dortmund, Germany. But that was actually the second leg of the journey. The first leg we spent in Belgium, and the highlight of that portion of the trip was our tour of the Royal Agio factory in Westerlo.

You’ve probably seen a lot of video and photography depicting the process of creating a boutique, hand-made cigar. Boutique hand-made cigars is really what we’re …

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Exploring InterTabac 2015

Exploring InterTabac 2015


Thanks to the generousity of Royal Agio Cigars and Drew Estate, Ben Lee and I had the opportunity to attend InterTabac 2015 last week. InterTabac posed an interesting challenge for us in terms of coverage for Stogie Review. It’s bigger than IPCPR spread out over five convention center halls. (Yes, five.) It has a greater presence of hookah, pipes, alcohol and cigarettes than the trade show to which we are accustomed. Then there is the matter of familiar faces- there …

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Quesada Oktoberfest 2015 Bavarian (First Impressions)

Quesada Oktoberfest 2015 Bavarian (First Impressions)

I’m back this week with a first impressions video featuring the Quesada Oktoberfest 2015 Bavarian and I paired it with Samuel Adams Oktoberfest. A similar combination served me well in the past and since I’ve been doing a liquid tour of Oktoberfest offerings anyway, it just made sense. Of course, with the passing of time, tastes and tobacco crops change, so there are never any guarantees. All one can do is pour the beer and light the cigar and see …

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