Caldwell Blind Man’s Bluff Robusto

Caldwell Blind Man’s Bluff Robusto

posted on April 22nd, 2017

Crowned Heads Las Mareas Olas

Crowned Heads Las Mareas Olas

posted on April 17th, 2017

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 109

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 109

posted on April 13th, 2017

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General Cigar Factory Tour 2017 Part 1

General Cigar Factory Tour 2017 Part 1


After a day spent taking in the farm atmosphere, we picked up on the next leg of the journey for tobacco. After it spends time hanging in the curing barn it’s off to the factory. There’s still a lot in store for the leaves before they are rolled into handmade premium cigar.

After a short presentation, we got started in the what Don Quico calls the conditioning area. In this room, tobacco that had previously been carefully dried is …

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Camacho Check Six

Camacho Check Six

Camacho Cigars introduced the Check Six at the 2016 IPCPR as an extension to the Brotherhood series of cigars.  The Brotherhood is a limited edition line of cigars that is released annually and released in only one size.  This years release, Check Six, is named after the phrase for a soldier, marine, airman or sailor to watch their back.  The phrase arose from World War II pilots as they used a clock face to denote the location of targets or …

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A Trip to the Farm with General Cigar 2017

A Trip to the Farm with General Cigar 2017


Just over two weeks ago (it seems like so much longer than that now), Ben and I spent several days touring General Cigar’s facilities in the Dominican Republic. Our first stop was the farm. It makes sense, that’s where it all begins. To kick things off, Régis Broersma, the president of General Cigar officially welcomed us on the tour, in the process introducing us to the people who would be guiding us on our journey through the Dominican world of …

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Serino Royale Maduro XX Toro

Serino Royale Maduro XX Toro

I was approached a couple of months ago by Serino Cigars to review there Royale Maduro XX.  I hadn’t heard of Serino Cigars at the time, but was happy to give them a shot.  Serino Cigars was founded in 2016 by Tony Serino and his son, Carson, who partnered with Omar Gonzales Aleman.  Aleman worked at Partagas and was the head director at La Corona in Cuba which manufactures Romeo y Julieta, Hoyo de Monterrey, Cuaba, Por Larranaga, Saint Luis …

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Colibri V-Cut

Colibri V-Cut

I’m a pretty simple cigar smoker when it comes to accessories.  I use my S. T. Dupont lighters and Xikar cutters because I consider them the best on the market.  I’ve picked up a new cutter several months ago that has me reconsidering my cutter choice.  I saw where Colibri had introduced a new line of cutters with both a guillotine and a v-cut.  I’m a fan of the v-cut so I was excited to see another big cigar accessory …

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