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

Videos Archive

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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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Camacho American Barrel Aged Toro

Camacho American Barrel Aged Toro

This week I decided to check out a cigar I think every bourbon fan will find interesting, the Camacho American Barrel Aged Toro. As the name implies, a portion of the tobacco in the blend (the corojo) spent some time in bourbon barrels- 5 months to be exact. And that’s after it spent 6 previous years aging. As a whiskey enthusiast, I felt obliged to light a few up and see if a good idea translates into a great cigar. …

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Heritage by Dunhill Robusto

Heritage by Dunhill Robusto

In this trim, athletic video cigar review, I take a look at Dunhill’s first foray into the full-bodied cigar since they stopped making cigars in Cuba. I haven’t smoked a lot of Dunhills, but have had enough to know that this cigar is a significant departure for them. For the complete story, click the play button below. (To see distinguished gentleman Steven Kron talk about this Dunhill cigar and others at IPCPR 2015, click here. But watch this video …

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The Sit Down With Matt Booth

The Sit Down With Matt Booth

An interview with Matt Booth at the IPCPR 2015 tradeshow didn’t work out, but Mr. Booth is resourceful. He contacted me this week asking if we could arrange to talk on a medium like Skype, and I was happy to oblige. Of course Skype fought with us the whole way, but we soldiered on, as gentlemen in the modern age do, and I think we did a pretty good job of telling the Room 101 story.

In this longer, more …

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IPCPR 2015: Complete Digest

IPCPR 2015: Complete Digest

With the IPCPR 2015 trade show safely behind us, all our videos posted and our various floor-walking aches and pains beginning to fade, it’s time to take a look at our coverage as a whole. I feel good about it. We hustled the good hustle, and only mispronounced a few names. (OK, almost every name. I was really bad this year for some reason.) We did miss a few booths (apologies, no slight intended), but what we did get is …