The Box-Worthies: Brian’s Top 10 Cigars of 2016

The Box-Worthies: Brian’s Top 10 Cigars of 2016

posted on January 10th, 2017

Ben’s Top 10 Cigars of 2016

Ben’s Top 10 Cigars of 2016

posted on January 9th, 2017

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 106

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 106

posted on December 27th, 2016

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Hoyo La Amistad Robusto

Hoyo La Amistad Robusto

This July at IPCPR 2016, Brian and I were taken around the General Cigar Company’s booth by Victoria McKee-Jaworski, director of public relations for General Cigar Company, who showed us their new offerings.  Several things caught our eye, but none more than the newest offering by Hoyo de Monterrey, La Amistad, which you can watch our video from the show here.  The La Amistad is a collaboration between AJ Fernandez and Hoyo using select tobaccos from Nicaragua.  La Amistad …

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Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 105

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 105

So I was working on the last Week in Smoke and it occurred to me, I smoked a lot of cigars on vacation. Like two weeks worth of interesting cigars. Which does check out, since I was gone for two weeks. And after a brief, sitcom-esque flashback to me smoking cigars in a much warmer part of the world, I decided to save the second week for another Week In Smoke. Also, it was getting late and the bourbon was …

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Mega Review: Tatuaje Skinny Monsters – Happy Halloween!

Mega Review:  Tatuaje Skinny Monsters – Happy Halloween!

Earlier this year, Tatuaje released their 3rd spinoff from the Tatuaje Monster line with the Skinny Monsters.  The Skinny Monsters follow the Little Monsters and the Pudgy Monsters as spinoffs where they are the same blend of their larger, special released Monsters, but is a smaller format, excluding the The Chuck and The Tiff, which were only released in the Pudgy Monster and Skinny Monster boxes.  The Skinny Monster are in a petit lancero format at a 6 x …

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Macanudo Mao

Macanudo Mao

In the cigar community, there is a phenomenon known as Macanudo. The Macanudo brand is one of the best sellers in the country, despite the fact that you probably know few people that smoke them.

I suspect that the magic lies in name recognition and branding. Think about it, when a non-smoker wants to celebrate with a cigar, what are they often directed towards? More often than not, this is when I hear the Macanudo name offered up as a …

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Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 104

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 104

It’s good to be back. If you follow me on social media, you’ve probably seen a lot of pictures of exotic locales interspersed with pictures of cigars that rarely show up in one of my Weeks in Smoke. I was on vacation in Southeast Asia (Malaysia and Bali) and I made a point to browse the local brick and mortars for interesting cigars as often as possible. I was successful in finding some great cigars, and I thoroughly enjoyed the …

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