Archive for July, 2009

Illusione ~mk~

The Illusione ~mk~ is another creation from Dion Giolito and the Raices Cubanas factory. This corona sized cigar is nicknamed the “Teaching Machine” because Dion believes that this particular vitola is perfect for tasting and appreciating the true beauty of the Nicaraguan tobacco used in the cigar. The ~mk~ is wrapped with a cafe colorado […]


Sunday Fiver – July 19, 2009

A fiver of cigar stories from around the web for the week of July 19, 2009.


Poll: Cigar & Drink Pairings

Most of the time when we’re smoking, that’s not all we’re doing. Usually we’re having something to drink as well. And what we choose to drink can potentially effect our opinion of the cigar itself. Our question today is: What is your favorite drink and cigar pairing?


Jesus Fuego Origen

The latest creation from J Fuego, the Origen, is currently a limited production cigar. However, the information I was able to find indicates this cigar will eventually be a full production line. Much of the blend is proprietary, but I can say that the wrapper is Corojo No. 1 and the filler is a secret […]


Camacho SLR Maduro Rothschild

This week, I’ll be reviewing the Camacho SLR Maduro in the Rothschild size. The SLR, Special Limited Reserve, are made with two wrappers: natural corojo and an US Connecticut broadleaf maduro. Camacho use 100% Pinareno tobacco in the cigars from Rancho Jamastran in Honduras famed for their Corojo. The tobacco is aged for 5 years […]


Rare Ash: Figurado Reserve

For this review Chris and I smoked a cigar that hasn’t been in production for several years now. When they stopped production, one shop bought the remaining boxes, and today there’s only 2 left. Chris presented me the cigar blind, and we lit up at The Humidour, and gave it a try.


Sunday Fiver – July 12, 2009

A fiver of cigar stories from around the web for the week of July 12, 2009.


Rocky Patel Summer Collection 2008

A year after the release of the 2008 Summer Collection from Rocky Patel, I decided to take another look at this cigar. Since the 2009 Summer Collection was recently released I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the original seasonal collection cigar and find out if it was the cigar I […]


Cheap Ash: Perdomo Fresco Maduro

It’s been awhile since we’ve done a Cheap Ash review (and I hadn’t done one yet), so I thought I’d smoke a cigar that’s pretty new to me, the Perdomo Fresco Maduro in the robusto size. It’s a 100% long-filler bundled cigar available for $3 or less. It also comes in a natural wrapped version.


Padron 1964 Superior Maduro

The Padron 1964 Anniversary series was release in 1994 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Padron cigars. All the tobacco is aged for 4 years and all cigars have a traditional Cuban box press. They also did a first by adding serial numbers to their cigars by a second band to stop counterfeiting. All cigars […]