Archive for September, 2009

New Ash: Illusione Nosotros

The Nosotros is a new cigar from Illusione. This new cigar is a collaboration between Illusione and Drew Estates and is rolled at the Drew Estates facilities in Nicaragua. There as been a lot of buzz about this new cigar and the anticapation is at its highest. I was lucky enough to get a sample [...]


New Ash: CAO La Traviata

Today I’m smoking the new La Traviata from CAO Cigars. I was lucky enough to win one of the many contests CAO’s Director of Lifestyle Marketing Jon Huber posts on his Twitter feed, and received La Traviata Hat and 2 of the cigars as well, which should be arriving at retailers very soon. All 3 vitolas priced at less than $6. I’m smoking the 5″ x 50 Divino.


La Riqueza Cabinet Petit Robusto

La Riqueza is an old brand that Pete Johnson brought back, with an updated look, in 2008. Now in 2009 Pete has extended this line to include a Cabinet selection. The Cabinet line featured round cigars instead of the original box pressed vitolas and features a few new sizes. The cigar is cloaked in a [...]


Sunday Fiver – September 27, 2009

Cigar Fiver A quick fiver of cigars stories for the week that caught our attention: Cigar Weekly reported a special contest from General Cigars for a chance to win $1,000,000! CWNews – Macanudo Millionaire Contest Agent 6 over at The Cigar Spy reviewed the 5 Vegas Relic Figurado. The 5 Vegas Relic has really drawn [...]


Meet the Ash-holes: Brian

My Cigar History My experience with cigars seems to mirror many in this hobby. I began smoking cigars in high school just as something to do. Usually the “good” stuff like swishers, white owl, tiparillos, etc. In the later years of high school, I was introduced to premium cigars by an uncle of mine. He [...]


Marco V Dom Grand Reserve

A month ago I reviewed the Marco V Platinum Grand Reserve. The Platinum Grand Reserve is Marco V’s medium bodied cigar. Today I have for you their submission to the mild realm of cigars, the Dom Platinum Reserve. The Dom is made up of Dominican filler and binder with an Ecuadorian Shade grown Connecticut Wrapper. [...]


New Ash: Alec Bradley Vice Press 6T4

Today I’m viewing the Alec Bradley Vice Press that I got as a sample in New Orleans at IPCPR. I had the torpedo while I was there, but I could really pay attention to it since I was walking around and talking to people at the show. Luckily, Alan Rubin gave me a second sample [...]


100th Cigar Review Contest Winner

Last Monday I reviewed the CAO Escaparate Costa Rican Maduro, which is exclusive to Corona Cigar Company, to mark the 100th review here at Nice Tight Ash. In celebration, Corona Cigar generously agreed to donate a box of their Corona Nicaraguan 10th Anniversary cigars.


Perdomo Habano Maduro

The Perdomo Habano was released in 2007. This blend features a blend of tobaccos from 3 different regions of Nicaragua: Condega, Jalapa and Esteli. Available in 3 different wrappers, Corojo, Maduro and Connecticut, the Habano line will fit a variety of tastes. For this review I’m featuring the Maduro version, which quickly became a regular [...]


Sunday Fiver- September 20, 2009

A fiver of cigar stories from around the Web. Here at Nice Tight Ash (1) Today is the last day to enter our 100th review contest.  Make sure you get over to Charlie’s review of the CAO Escaparate Costa Rican Maduro to see how to win a box of Corona Cigar Company’s 10th Anniversary Nicaraguans.  Also, [...]