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Archive for December, 2009

Brian’s ’09 in Review

HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE everyone! Let me first start off by saying that I was not planning on doing a top ten list as I feel they are entirely played out. A caveat to that is that despite my feelings on these lists, it sure was fun to put it together and look back at everything […]


Ben’s Top 10 Cigars of 2009

Well, it’s that time of the year again where we all put out our Top 10 cigars of the year. These cigars are the ones I’ve thoroughly enjoyed over the year. My criteria was taste, price, availability, how many I had over the year. I’ve got them arranged 1 through 10, but honestly, any one […]


J. Fuego Gran Reserva Corojo No. 1

Here’s a special Christmas review with a very special guest. Please enjoy and have a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year or whatever else applies. Smoke ’em if you got ’em!


Troop Donation Update and Drawing for Give-Aways

Merry Christmas Eve NTA Nation! Just wanted to thank you all for supporting us this past year and a HUGE thanks goes out to all of you who donated to the troops. We shipped a total of 575 smoke overseas last week to 3 different detachments in Iraq and Afghanistan. Also, I highly recommend you […]


Cigar Review – Murcielago Toro

This week, I review the new Murcielago from Espinosa y Ortega that was released at this year’s IPCPR in New Orleans. This new cigars from the makers of 601, Cubao and Mi Barrio blends are blended by Don Pepin Garcia. The cigar features an oily Mexican San Andreas wrapper, Mexican binder and Nicaraguan fillers. How […]


Rocky Patel 1961

Rocky Patel has a new factory in Nicaragua, the Tabacalera Villa Cuba, S.A, and the first cigar to be made in this factory is the 1961. This cigar was created to celebrate Rocky’s birth year and features an Ecuadorian grown Habano wrapper. The first thing I noticed about this cigar was the incredible amount of […]


Quick Ash: Punch Rare Corojo Rothschild

Today I have for you another quick ash. The Punch Rare Corojo is one of the most popular cigars in the US year to year. This year was no exception as some people said the ’09 version was the best they have put out in a long time. The Rothschild is a 4.5″ beauty that […]


Viaje 50/50 No. 1

Viaje is a boutique brand of cigars that I’ve really fallen in love with over the past year. During my recent trip to New Orleans for IPCPR, I visited Crescent City Cigars in the French Quarter and talked to Armando, the owner, about one of his favorite cigars, the Viaje Platino lancero, which he gave […]


Fall Contest Winners

During the months of October and November we asked you submit guest reviews. And as a reward for your hard work we promised to pick out our four favorite reviews, and those folks would get a 10 pack of cigars from us. So we’ve taken a look at all of the submissions and have chosen […]


Sunday Fiver – December 13, 2009

A video Sunday Fiver from Brian. The views and opinions of this video are solely mine. Comments included do not necessarily reflect the views of Nice Tight Ash. Parental Discretion Advised.