IPCPR 2019: Cigar Oasis

posted on August 18th, 2019

IPCPR 2019: Boveda

IPCPR 2019: Boveda

posted on August 11th, 2019

IPCPR 2019: Black Label Trading Company

IPCPR 2019: Black Label Trading Company

posted on August 11th, 2019

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Week In Smoke – The Art of Craft

Week In Smoke – The Art of Craft

Disclaimer: For full disclosure, the cigars and beer provided for this edition of Week in Smoke were samples provided by CAO Cigars and Flying Dog. Who doesn’t like free beer and cigars? CAO is also a paid advertiser with us.

A new format for the Week in Smoke series. Hopefully the video clips instead of images from my Instagram feed will be well received.

I’m not very knowledgable with beer, the brewing process, components, ingredients or even the lingo …

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Sancho Panza Double Maduro

Sancho Panza Double Maduro

It is kind of funny that with IPCPR on the horizon and my last Week in Smoke mainly containing new releases that I turn to the Sancho Panza Double Maduro. With Walt recently reviewing the Sancho Panza Extra Fuerte I thought this would compliment his review. Plus, with us trying to get back to basics and focus on having fun than dealing with some of the bullshit that has come our way over the course of the last eight …

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Nat Sherman 1930 (Short Ashes)

Nat Sherman 1930 (Short Ashes)

A few weeks ago I received a surprise email from the folks over at Nat Sherman. They asked if I would be interested in trying their Nat Sherman 1930 and possibly putting together a review. Times are tough and I’m in no position to turn down cigars, so I gratefully accepted.

A short time later I received three Nat Sherman 1930 cigars in the mail. I wasted no time and began smoking them in preparation for a review. Out of …

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Macanudo 1968 (Short Ashes)

Macanudo 1968 (Short Ashes)

Over the weekend I found myself in a particularly good mood and inspiration to record a cigar review struck. I cracked open my coolidor with the intention of digging around for something interesting. Before I could move a single cigar, I spotted a Macanudo 1968 perched on the top of the pile.

Prior to the review, I hadn’t smoked a Macanudo 1968 in a long while. Come to think of it, I hadn’t seen mention of it anywhere online in …

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Azul Vintage 2008 (First Impressions)

Azul Vintage 2008 (First Impressions)

Several weeks back I got an awesome care package from Jerry Cruz. Inside the package was a number of cigars I hadn’t had the pleasure of smoking yet. One of them was the Azul Vintage 2008 from Epicurean Cigars – Distributed by House of Emilio.

Lighting up the Azul Vintage 2008, I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into. The last time I smoked anything associated with Steve Ysidron, it was when he was with Savinelli. …

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EPC Cardinal Maduro

EPC Cardinal Maduro

What do you do when you suddenly find yourself awake at 3:30am and are unable to get back to sleep? Well, you could roll out of bed, make yourself a cup off coffee, grab a EPC Cardinal Maduro, and take advantage of the deep, sultry, morning voice while recording a cigar review.

The back-story as to why I was up so early is laid out in the video. With comments being so supportive, I didn’t want to waste the opportunity …

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Drew Estate Undercrown Gran Toro

Drew Estate Undercrown Gran Toro

Earlier this week I posted a review of the Sancho Panza Extra Fuerte and the comments on that review were inspiring. As I read through them, while smoking a Drew Estate Undercrown Gran Toro, I got the sudden urge to fire up my video camera.

At first I didn’t want to do the review, mostly because I posted a review of the Drew Estate Undercrown Dogma recently. I figured, why fight the urge? I fired up the camera and …

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Sancho Panza Extra Fuerte

Sancho Panza Extra Fuerte

When was the last time you considered smoking a Sancho Panza Extra Fuerte? I know, it is practically an old-timey cigar that isn’t hip anymore. Chances are, you’ve been walking past them in your local cigar shop for years and didn’t even realize it.

Even though I haven’t smoke a Sancho Panza Extra Fuerte in years, the line is still dear to my heart. It was actually the first box purchase I ever made. The brand hadn’t even crossed …

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Nub Connecticut 464T

Nub Connecticut 464T

A few years back I was approached by Sam Leccia (The Face behind Nub Cigars at the time) about making a Rolling Table for him to take from event to event. I was happy to help out and got together with my Dad to make a couple tables.

Part of the arrangement for making the Rolling Tables was that my father and I be provided with a few boxes of Nub Cigars. My father and I each had Sam sign …

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San Lotano Oval Connecticut by AJ Fernandez

San Lotano Oval Connecticut by AJ Fernandez

A few years back Cigars International Introduced the Man O’ War Line of cigars by AJ Fernandez. The Man O War Ruination was a smash hit and came highly recommended by Jerry Cruz. Ever since the Man O’ War, AJ Fernandez has become a household name among cigar smokers.

As AJ Fernandez become more successful, he launched the San Lotano lineup. I fell in love with the Oval and purchased it as often as my budget allowed. As much …