All Out Kings Smash

All Out Kings Smash

posted on May 19th, 2017

Le Veil iCigar® DCH-60b Electronic Humidifer

Le Veil iCigar® DCH-60b Electronic Humidifer

posted on May 16th, 2017

Cohiba Blue Robusto

Cohiba Blue Robusto

posted on May 13th, 2017

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Caldwell Blind Man’s Bluff Robusto

Caldwell Blind Man’s Bluff Robusto

I’m switching things up again this week. My schedule made it difficult to set aside the time it takes to do a video, so I thought I’d borrow a page from Ben’s book do a written review. Or is that steal a page? I’m also swiping most of his format for this review as well.

I’ve spent most of my smoking time this week puffing on Caldwell’s Blind Man’s Bluff, with a review in mind. Walking through the local humidor, …

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Crowned Heads Las Mareas Olas

Crowned Heads Las Mareas Olas

The Las Mareas was released in 2016 by Crowned Heads as a more Cubanesque style cigar than the rest of the lines.  The cigars were first released in limited quantities with a single silk ribbon at the foot in two sizes and then had a full release at IPCPR in 2016 in four sizes.  The cigars are made by My Father in their factory in Nicaragua.  Las Mareas means “tide” in Spanish and each vitola is named after a specific …

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Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 109

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 109

It’s once time again for another issue of Brian’s The Week In Smoke. In case this is your first Week in Smoke, be advised that it covers many (though not necessarily all) of the cigars I’ve smoked in the past week (or the past month, or however long it has been since the last issue), along with a couple of quick thoughts that came to me at the time. These are not full cigar reviews, but quick blurbs based …

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Avo Improvisation Limited Edition 2017

Avo Improvisation Limited Edition 2017

The Avo Limited Edition cigars are always really good cigars and this year’s Improvisation should be no exception.  This year’s Avo limited edition is a first on two fronts.  One, it’s a box press cigar and, two, it’s in a 60 ring gauge.  I’m glad they did a box press when they decided to do a 60 ring because the box press makes it more comfortable to smoke.  Pretty much everyone knows by now that I’m not a fan of …

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Partagas Ramon y Ramon Maxim Grande

Partagas Ramon y Ramon Maxim Grande


There are a number of reasons to review the Partagas Ramon y Ramon. To begin with, we haven’t yet. That is generally reason enough. Then there’s the whole regenerated vintage tobacco thing. That’s also interesting. But the real reason I’m lighting up the Ramon y Ramon this week is that I won a box on my trip to the Dominican Republic based on my blending, bunching and rolling skills in the General Cigar factory. And each one tastes like victory. …

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