Archive for January, 2009

Strong Ash: Jesus Fuego 777

Welcome to the debut review in our Strong Ash series. Here we smoke full flavored cigars that might knock some folks back in their chair. Jesus Fuego is a fifth generation cigar maker.  Although portions of his career were spent blending and rolling cigars for other people, Jesus has spent the last couple of years developing his own [...]


Sunday Fiver

A fiver of cigar stories from around the Web. Reviews Charlie has a guest post up at Cigar Inspector on the Rocky Patel Olde World Reserve Corojo. Brian at The Stogie Review reviewed the elusive Arturo Fuente Hemingway Between the Lines. Travis from The Perfect Draw reviewed the CAO Criollo Pato. Contest Barry over at [...]


Puros Indios Viejo

For today’s review I’m going to take look at the Puros Indios Viejo. I really don’t have much experience with their products, so this is really a learning experience for me.


Rare Ash: Camacho Liberty 2002 Churchill

The first cigar in our Rare Ash series, the Camacho Liberty 2002 Churchill. A Honduran puro, this cigar has a great mix of flavors that blend well together.


Liga Privada No. 9

“Hecho Excluvisamente Pare El Jefe” is what you will read if you look close enough at the Liga Privada No. 9′s band.  Originally blended as the personal cigar of Drew Estate’s President Steve Saka, the Liga Privada No. 9 has now found a home in cigar enthusiasts humidors.


How I Track My Cigars

I’ve developed a method for using a plain text file to track my cigars, purchases, and likes and dislikes.


Meet the Ash-holes: Charlie

Get introduced to the guys who work on NiceTightAsh.com. First up is Charlie, one of our co-founders. A cigar smoker for 10 years, cigars are truly his passion.


Cheap Ash: Don Barreto Toro Flaco

In this article, the first in our Cheap Ash series, I’ll sample the Don Barreto Toro Flaco, a cigar that can be found for approx $2.00 a stick.


Nestor Miranda Special Selection Lancero

There isn’t much information available on this cigar. Miami Cigar & Company doesn’t even list it on their Web site. I’ve been able to find out some things. The Special Selection is the personal smoke of Nestor Miranda, the man behind the Don Lino line of cigars. In the middle of September, it was announced [...]


Rocky Patel Decade

A review of the highly-rated Rocky Patel Decade, released to celebrate Rocky’s 10 years in the cigar making business.