• An Afternoon with Cynthia Fuente
    An Afternoon with Cynthia Fuente
  • Women of the 2012 IPCPR Trade Show
    Women of the 2012 IPCPR Trade Show
  • Complete Coverage of the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show
    Complete Coverage of the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show
  • An Interview with Keith Park
    An Interview with Keith Park of Prometheus and God of Fire
  • IPCPR 2013 - Post Mortem
    IPCPR 2013 Post Mortem
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Week in Smoke – TGT Edition

Week in Smoke – TGT Edition

posted on October 30th, 2014

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 63

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 63

posted on October 29th, 2014

Tatuaje Jekyll – Group First Impressions

Tatuaje Jekyll – Group First Impressions

posted on October 28th, 2014

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La Palina Black Label Robusto

La Palina Black Label Robusto

La Palina introduced the Black Label line at this years IPCPR in Las Vegas. This new cigar line was made to compliment the other already successful lines by La Palina by being more full bodied than the others. This cigar uses a unique wrapper that I haven’t run across before along with Dominican and Nicaraguan filler.

Wrapper: Brazilian Bahiano maduro
Binder: Dominican and Nicaraguan
Filler: Dominican and Nicaraguan
MSRP: $10.00

This cigar truly is stronger than the other lines, but …

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Tatuaje Pudgy Monsters Frank

Tatuaje Pudgy Monsters Frank

Source : Gifted from Todd Kauffman AND Rick Frescatore

This week I am doing the Tatuaje Pudgy Monsters Frank from the Pudgy set Pete released. This set was a gift from Todd Kauffman (Kauffman’s barbershop in Wrightsville – I know, me friends with a barber, go figure. He still scares me if he has scissors in his hands.) AND Rick Frescatore (I was not informed Rick was involved in the plot to get me a box of these so I …

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Dante Vita Nova Canto III

Dante Vita Nova Canto III

Today I take a look at Dante Cigar’s sophomore release, a Nicaraguan puro called Vita Nova. The blend is similar to the original Dante line, but differs in the wrapper. In the Vita Nova Nicaraguan Corojo takes over for the original’s Mexican San Andres. The name translates to “new life” which as Mike Huff told me a few years ago is their way of saying you’ll see a lot of the old classics in the cigar, along with the new. …

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Crowned Heads Tennessee Waltz

Crowned Heads Tennessee Waltz

Crowned Heads introduced the Tennessee Waltz this year to only their retailers in the state of Tennessee. This cigar, made by My Father Cigars, is based off the song, Tennessee Waltz which was playing in the dance hall where Jon Huber’s maternal grandparents met. The cigar features a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper along with binder and filler from Nicaragua. The cigar retails for $9.25-9.50 per cigar and comes in 20 count boxes.

The cigar starts out quite spicy with a black …

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Tortuga Reserva (Box Pressed)

Tortuga Reserva (Box Pressed)

Over the past few weeks I’ve developed an addiction. My drug of choice has been the Tortuga Reserva Alma. It seems like every time I purchase them, with the intention of reviewing one, I smoke every single one of them before I manage to fire up the camera and record my thoughts.

On one shoulder an angel sat, whispering in my ear ‘Don’t burn them too fast, you won’t have any left to review. Get out the camera before its

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