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

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AVO 90th Classic Covers

AVO 90th Classic Covers

I’m a couple weeks late, but I’d like to start off this review by saying Happy Birthday, Avo! 90 is an incredible accomplishment- someone needs to ask Avo what the secret is to immortality, because I think he has it, both literally and figuratively.

This week I take a look at volume three in the Classic Covers line, the AVO 90th Classic Covers, a blend that is a “cover” of the AVO XO core line. We all know what a …

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Henry Clay Tattoo

Henry Clay Tattoo

This week I have selection for you that’s probably a little surprising: the Henry Clay Tattoo. Surprising in that it’s a limited edition that hit the markets last year, around six months ago at this point. I have a couple of reasons for reviewing it now. The first and foremost is convenience. I was working on a viewer review request that just wasn’t going to come together in time, and I knew it. But there was this Henry Clay Tattoo …

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The Griffin’s Nicaragua Robusto

The Griffin’s Nicaragua Robusto


My local shop introduced me to The Griffin’s Nicaragua a while back. The didn’t bring a lot of them in, at least as far as I can tell, but they told me it was good and I should try it. I bought one and my initial experience was positive. As I smoked it, I thought it’d be a fun cigar to review. When was the last time you smoked a The Griffin’s cigar? I know it’s been years for me. …

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Herfin’ Heads: MBombay Corojo Oscuro

Herfin’ Heads: MBombay Corojo Oscuro

Mere moments before being declared legally dead, Herfin’ Heads returns with a joint review of the MBombay Corojo Oscuro. It’s billed on the Bombay Tobak website as “a flavor­forward creation containing balanced strength and a full bodied experience. With harmonious notes of ground coffee, spice, dark chocolate, and residual sweetness…”

As we have done in the past, Ben and I smoke two different vitolas from the line and discuss it at intervals through the experience. Ben burns the Belicoso size …

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Fuente Fuente OpusX Rosado Oscuro Oro (First Impressions)

Fuente Fuente OpusX Rosado Oscuro Oro (First Impressions)

As the minutes ticked by I found myself stuck. My notes weren’t ready for a Week In Smoke, and I didn’t feel motivated enough to do one of the reviews I planned for this week. But I really wanted to try one of my Fuente Fuente OpusX Rosado Oscuro Oros, a late Christmas present to myself. Ordinarily I’d let these cigars sit for a while, but recent experience has indicated that the OpusX is often ready to go, right off …

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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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Shooting The Shit with Walt – Episode 2

Shooting The Shit with Walt – Episode 2

Welcome back, my lovelies, for another episode of Shooting The Shit with Walt. If you aren’t familiar with this format, you’ll probably either love it or hate it. It boils down to a guy smoking a cigar, driving along in his car, talking about whatever happens to cross his mind.

It seems a little weird for a cigar review website, I get that, but I’ve been doing this for nearly a decade. I’m allowed to be a little weird and …

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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 …