Archive for March, 2009

Sunday Fiver – March 15, 2009

A fiver of cigar stories from around the Web for March 15, 2009.


Cheap Ash: Cuban Crafters Cabinet Selection

At the time I’m writing this review Wall Street has seen their 3rd straight day of gains.  That might be good news for the future, but my 401k is still struggling.  So, I bring you the Cuban Crafters Cabinet Selection, a budget friendly cigar produced by Tabacalera Esteli and Henry “Don Kiki” Berger.


Ambos Mundos

Pete Johnson has released a new value cigar, the Ambos Mundos. Meaning “both worlds,” it comes in two sizes and two different wrappers. We take a look at the both of them.


Bad Dog Toro

Bad Dog Cigars are relatively new to the industry. Created by Nicholas Scarcella and Andreas, long time business partners, these cigars feature a unique Rhodesian wrapper that comes from the Zimbabwe.


Sunday Fiver – March 8, 2009

A fiver of cigar stories from around the Web for March 8, 2009.


Guest Review: G.A.R. by George Rico

Our first guest review comes courtesy of dk_fxn. The G.A.R comes to us from George Rico. Known as a blender for the Gran Habano and 3 Siglos lines of cigars, the G.A.R is his personal line of cigars. I noticed this cigar in a few of my local shops. The simple look of the cigar […]


February Contest Winner

Our February contest has come to an end. Thanks to everyone for their suggestions. And, once again, thank you to our sponsor Duque Cigars for donating a film can of Bad Dog Cigars and the poster to go along with it.


Paul Garmirian Gourmet Series

Passion is what has created success stories in the cigar industry, and in my opinion it’s the greatest asset any cigar manufacturer can possess.  In the case of Paul Garmirian, owner and creator of PG Cigars, his passion started early in the 1980’s when he began a nine year research and writing process that culminated […]


Nestor Miranda Special Selection Oscuro

One of my first review for the site was the Nestor Miranda Special Selection lancero. In it, I mentioned that production of the cigar was being handed over to Don Pepín García. I got my hands on the reblended version in the 6″ x 60 super toro size with the oscuro wrapper. It’s available in […]


March 2009 Contest

As our February contest winds down (hurry, it ends this Wednesday), we’re kicking off our March contest. And we’ve got a unique prize too! The Prize We’ve gotten tons of great comments on the Nice Tight Ash logo, and a lot of people have asked for the opportunity to get a Nice Tight Ash shirt. […]