Davidoff Anniversario No. 3 702 Series

Davidoff Anniversario No. 3 702 Series

posted on March 20th, 2017

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 108

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 108

posted on March 17th, 2017

Drew Estate Undercrown Shade Flying Pig

Drew Estate Undercrown Shade Flying Pig

posted on March 6th, 2017

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Davidoff Anniversario No. 3 702 Series

Davidoff Anniversario No. 3 702 Series

Davidoff released a new series called the 702 Series in February 2017.  The 702 Series use a special Ecuadorian Habano wrapper grown exclusively for these cigars at the San Juan finca near Cotopaxi in Ecuador.  The tobacco is a hybrid of 3 cuban seed habano tobaccos.  The farm is set in the foothills of the Andes mountains with volcanic soil making the growing area rich with nutrients and covered by clouds most of the year.  The wrapper replaces the Ecuadorian …

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Drew Estate Undercrown Shade Flying Pig

Drew Estate Undercrown Shade Flying Pig

Released at the 2016 IPCPR, Drew Estate added their famous Flying Pig size to the Undercrown Shade line.  This is the sixth Flying Pig release from Drew Estate following the Flying Pigs from Liga Privada No. 9, T52, Kentucky Fired Cured, Feral and Undercrown.  The Flying Pig is a very unique small perfecto size with a pigtail cap.  They are released in boxes of 12 and have the same blend as the regular Shades.

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Camacho Check Six

Camacho Check Six

Camacho Cigars introduced the Check Six at the 2016 IPCPR as an extension to the Brotherhood series of cigars.  The Brotherhood is a limited edition line of cigars that is released annually and released in only one size.  This years release, Check Six, is named after the phrase for a soldier, marine, airman or sailor to watch their back.  The phrase arose from World War II pilots as they used a clock face to denote the location of targets or …

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Serino Royale Maduro XX Toro

Serino Royale Maduro XX Toro

I was approached a couple of months ago by Serino Cigars to review there Royale Maduro XX.  I hadn’t heard of Serino Cigars at the time, but was happy to give them a shot.  Serino Cigars was founded in 2016 by Tony Serino and his son, Carson, who partnered with Omar Gonzales Aleman.  Aleman worked at Partagas and was the head director at La Corona in Cuba which manufactures Romeo y Julieta, Hoyo de Monterrey, Cuaba, Por Larranaga, Saint Luis …

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Colibri V-Cut

Colibri V-Cut

I’m a pretty simple cigar smoker when it comes to accessories.  I use my S. T. Dupont lighters and Xikar cutters because I consider them the best on the market.  I’ve picked up a new cutter several months ago that has me reconsidering my cutter choice.  I saw where Colibri had introduced a new line of cutters with both a guillotine and a v-cut.  I’m a fan of the v-cut so I was excited to see another big cigar accessory …

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D’Crossier Selection 512 Lancero

D’Crossier Selection 512 Lancero

While on a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, I was given a cigar that I’ve heard a lot about but almost never saw.  This trip was with several other bloggers, some I’ve known for quite some time and some I was meeting for the first time.  One of them was Master Sensei, Eric Guttormson, and his son Jordan, of Cigar Dojo.  While waiting for our connecting flights home in the Miami airport, we gathered up in the TGIFriday’s bar …

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Manolo Estate Serie 32 Habano

Manolo Estate Serie 32 Habano

I considered a number of cigars for this, my first video cigar review of 2017. But then I thought it wasn’t right to not make good on a promise I made last year. Months ago (I’m not even sure how many) I was sent these samples of the Manolo Estate Habano Serie 32 to review. And several times I started to do just that. But then something would happen, and I’d forget. It happened a number of times. But not …

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Black Works Studio Sindustry Toro

Black Works Studio Sindustry Toro

In 2015, James Brown, owner of Black Label Trading Company and co-owner of Fabrica de Oveja Negra, created Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) as way to experiment with tobaccos in different blends featuring Nicaraguan tobaccos.  It’s sort of the mad science laboratory for James Brown.  Our friends at Cigar Federation have a post about its creation here.  They’ve released 4 blends so far, NBK, Green Hornet, Killer Bee and Rorschach, and are releasing their first limited edition, Sindustry.

The …

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The Box-Worthies: Brian’s Top 10 Cigars of 2016

The Box-Worthies: Brian’s Top 10 Cigars of 2016

2017 is here, and just when you think it you’re safe from 2016, up pops my list of the top 10 cigars of 2016. I hope the sudden shock and inevitable controversy that follows is not too taxing on your health. Remember, breath deeply and evenly when you’re yelling at me over the internet. Stress, like the FDA, is not your friend.

My rigorous scientific method in picking the top cigars of the year is as follows:

1.) Sit around …

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Ben’s Top 10 Cigars of 2016

Ben’s Top 10 Cigars of 2016

Well, it’s that time of the year again.  Time for my Top 10 Cigars of the Year for 2016.  A lot of our blogger friends are releasing their list around this time along with us and I love to read their list as well.  We have our own personal likes and dislikes, so it’s interesting to read everyone’s list to see what excited them from this year.  This list is based off my personal preferences of what I’ve smoked in …

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