Archive for August, 2009

Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970

In the early 1970′s Joya de Nicaragua was one of the most popular cigars in the American market. To commemorate this Joya de Nicaragua released the Antano 1970 in 2002. This stick is a Nicaraguan puro and utilizes Criollo tobacco. The Antano is often referred to as a full-bodied cigar with a heavy nicotine kick. [...]


Why I Changed My Mind About Cigar Rights of America

Cigar Rights of America logo

On Wednesday, I joined Cigar Rights of America. This was a big departure for me. When CRA was first formed, I looked over the site, read other bloggers’ opinions, and listened to cigar podcasters talk about. And I found myself being unable to join.


Roberto Cigars Standard Blend Robusto

A while back I was searching for a new cabinet humidor and I came across Roberto Cigars that had the humidor I was looking for at a very reasonable price. I ordered the humidor and through some snafus in the ordering process, which I go into in the video, I began emailing back and forth [...]


The Art of the “Cigar Bomb”

It has always been my experience that cigar enthusiasts are among the most generous people on the face of the earth. It’s nothing for most Brothers/Sisters of the Leaf (BOTL/SOTL) to walk up to a fellow enthusiast and hand them a cigar, often without knowing them for more than a few moments. This generosity extends [...]


Devil’s Weed Raleigh

Today I’m smoking the Devil’s Weed Raleigh, an Ecuadorian Connecticut-wrapped robusto from Molina Cigar. It’s a mild, smooth cigar made in the Dominican Republic.


Sunday Fiver – August 23, 2009

A fiver of cigar stories from around the web. The latest buzz in the cigar world is the (1) ISOCigars.com.  Chris talked a bit about this new cigar service in his Oliva Master Blends III review.  ChiefHava has a nice write up about it and his encounter with the founder of ISO Cigars on his blog [...]


Oliva Master Blends III

The Master Blends III is the third in a line of limited edition cigars from the Oliva Family. This Nicaraguan puro has a beautiful caramel colored Broadleaf Sun Grown wrapper and is adorned with one of the most interesting bands I have ever seen. This video runs a little longer than I typically like, however, [...]


Marco V Platinum Grand Reserve

Today we have a much larger ring gage cigar than you are accustomed to seeing me review. The Marco V Platinum Grand Reserve is a 5″ x 60 ring that comes from the Dominican Republic. Marco V claims that they are the only company in the world that deals exclusively in 60 ring gage cigars [...]


Perdomo Grand Cru Connecticut

While at IPCPR, I visited one of my favorite cigar companies, Tabacalera Perdomo. The they were not introducing any new lines, but they were presenting two additional cigars: Perdomo Patriarch Connecticut and the Perdomo Grand Cru Connecticut. Today, I’m sampling the Grand Cru cigar. Perdomo states that this cigar is a Nicaraguan puro using all [...]


Pinar Del Rio Habano Sun-Grown

Today’s cigar is a smaller, boutique brand Pinar Del Rio. I’m smoking one of their original offerings, the Habano Sun-Grown. Made in the Dominican Republic by La Fabrica Don Leoncio, it’s a good value at less than $6 a stick for the robusto I smoked.