Island Jim by Oscar Valladares

Island Jim by Oscar Valladares

posted on May 22nd, 2015

Aging The Opus X: Do or Don’t?

Aging The Opus X: Do or Don’t?

posted on May 20th, 2015

E.P. Carrillo La Historia

E.P. Carrillo La Historia

posted on May 16th, 2015

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Stumbling on to a Deal at Your Local Cigar Shop

Stumbling on to a Deal at Your Local Cigar Shop

Imagine walking through the door at your local cigar shop and being greeted like Norm Peterson. After some light chit-chat, you make your way across the store and enter the walk-in humidor. You’ve walked through this space hundreds, if not thousands of times since your first visit.

You’ve been through this particular humidor so many times you could probably recite the names and locations of every brand carried. Despite this, you’ve grown comfortable. You have a rotation of go-to cigars …

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Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 83

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 83

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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Yard Gar Season Is Upon Us

Yard Gar Season Is Upon Us

I was beginning to think that it would never happen but, Spring has sprung here in Pennsylvania. Our trees are forming leaves, bushes are bursting with color, and the grass is growing like crazy.

Aside from cigars and drinks outside, Spring is also the time of year when yardwork begins. Anytime this topic comes up in the cigar shop, patrons seem to get this far off look in their eyes as they make recommendations for various Yard Gars. If you …

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What books have you enjoyed while smoking a cigar?

What books have you enjoyed while smoking a cigar?

I like to credit myself with having an excellent long-term memory. It isn’t uncommon for my wife to give me the look of shock and amazement when I mention something obscure we did together years ago. Despite my good memory, I can’t think back to a space in my childhood and see the point where I began reading for absolute pleasure.

I suppose if I cobble together all of my early memories of books I could piece it together but, …

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Perdomo Double Aged Maduro 12 Year

Perdomo Double Aged Maduro 12 Year

Cigar

Simple writeup this week as it has been crazy busy around these here parts. This week I will finish up the Perdomo 12 Year triple play with the Perdomo Double Aged maduro 12 year cigar. This was around $10 msrp and is the robusto (even though it seemed bigger to me for some reason).

Starts out with a nice cocoa/chocolate taste and a little pepper. Base flavor is woody and the smoke is hearty, rather than being real …

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