Archive for June, 2009

Padilla 1932 Corona Gorda – Original Blend

Ernesto Padilla and Don Pepin Garcia joined together to make some of the best cigars ever released by Padilla Cigars: Miami 8/11, 1948 and 1932. Today I will be reviewing the 1932 which is named to celebrate the birth year of Ernesto Padilla’s father, famed Cuban poet, Herberto Padilla. There are two versions of this [...]


La Flor Dominicana Ligero Oscuro

My latest cigar is probably the strongest cigar I’ve reviewed here on Nice Tight Ash. It’s no surprise that it’s made by La Flor Dominicana. The name, and the smoke, are quite a mouthful: La Flor Dominicana Cabinet Ligero Oscuro Natural. For the review I smoked the L300 size, a 5 3/4″ by 50 ring gauge beauty.


Sunday Fiver – June 28, 2009

A fiver of cigar stories from around the Web for the week of June 28, 2009.


Part II: Black Band Project B

This is the second installment of the Black Band Project cigars. Cigar “B” has a milk chocolate brown wrapper with rich earthy pre-light aroma. Watch the video to find out what I think of this cigar.


Part 1: Black Band Project A

The other day my cigars showed up for watching the Black Band Project videos. I figured this would be a great opportunity to do a blind review. In the third and final part I’ll reveal the identity of these cigars.


Bolivar Royal Corona SVF JUN 05

The Bolivar line was first established in 1901 by Jose Rocha as was named after Simon Bolivar. In 1954, the Bolivar line was bought by Cienfuentes y Cia and production was moved to the Partagas factory. One of the most popular vitolas in the line is the Royal Corona which is a robusto measuring 4 [...]


Monday Fiver- June 22, 2009

A fiver of cigar stories from around the Web. Cigar Reviews A few folks from Cigar Weekly participated in a blind review of the (1) Padilla Hybrid. Jesse over at Cigar Jack reviewed the (2) new Canimao Maduro. Justin at Las Vegash TV conducted a great interview with Jon Huber of CAO about the (3) [...]


My Father with Our Fathers

As a special Father’s Day edition of Nice Tight Ash, we recruited our dads to smoke the My Father from El Rey de Los Habanos with us, and give us their thoughts.

We talk about our dads’ cigar smoking habits, they tell some stories about how they started smoking, and have a good time just smoking our stogies.


Ashton Estate Sun Grown

Today I take a look at the Estate Sun Grown 21 Year Salute from Ashton. Blended by Carlito Fuente, the ESG has a Dominican sun grown wrapper not used on any other cigar.

In the video I mistakenly identify the cigar as a 5″ x 50 robusto. It’s actually 5.25″ x 52 ring gauge. I talk about my wedding and honeymoon, the first six months of NiceTightAsh.com, and what we have coming in the future.


Siglo III

Today I’m smoking a Siglo from Altadis. The Siglo, most commonly associated with Habana Cohibas, is a new line from Altadis that was introduced in late March of 2009. The Siglo III is a lonsdale, measuring in at 6 1/2 x 44 and retails for about $5.50 per stick. The wrapper is a medium brown [...]