Archive for March, 2010

Arturo Fuente Rosado Gran Reserva R52

Fuente released a new cigar line in December 2009 with a special rosado wrapper. This new wrapper comes from the second or third primings from the Oliva tobacco farm in Ecuador. These wrappers are then aged for 8 to 10 years before being rolled with a Dominican binder and filler and then set to age [...]


Gran Vida Habano by Rocky Patel

A week or two ago I reviewed the Gran Vida Maduro which was given to my to try by the owner of Emerson’s Cigars. Well today I’m going to be smoking the Habano wrapped version of that cigar. The Gran Vida Habano has a medium to dark brown wrapper and feels pretty heavy in the [...]


Avalon Juke Series

Today I’m firing up the Avalon Juke Series Red Lancero. I’ve been wanting to try an Avalon cigar for a while, but never found them in any of the shops that I’ve visited. That is until a few weeks ago when I found them in a relatively new shop outside of Annapolis, MD. The lancero [...]


Viaje Platino Edicion Limitada

This week I review the Viaje Platino EL which is an extension to the Viaje Platino line.  Like the Oro EL, its the same blend as the regular Platino line, but in a special double torpedo size which is 6″ x 50. Wrapper:  Nicaraguan Corojo ’99 Binder:  Nicaraguan Filler:  Nicaraguan Grade A Cuban seed How [...]


Rocky Patel Decade Edicion Limitada

Two reviews in a row I’m bringing you a Rocky Patel product. Normally I wouldn’t do these back-to-back reviews, but when I found out about this cigar I knew I had to share it. The Rocky Patel Decade Edicion Limitada is indeed limited, because as far as I know only 250 boxes were made. And [...]


Saturday Ashes – The Crescent City Crawfish Cigar Crawl 2010

The 2010 Crescent City Crawfish Cigar Crawl has been announced. One of the major sponsors is Crescent City Cigars which is one of the main shops I frequent in my area. Saturday, April 17, 2010 With Other Events from Thursday, April 15 – Sunday, April 18, 2010 Since 1999, The Crescent City Crawfish Cigar Crawl [...]


Gran Vida by Rocky Patel

Today I’m firing up a cigar that was generously given to me by Scott Regina, owner of Emerson’s Cigars. This is the Gran Vida Maduro which is made by Rocky Patel for Emerson’s Cigars. This cigar features a dark and oily Pennsylvania Boradleaf Maduro wrapper which heightened my interest even before receiving the package. When [...]


Padilla Cazadores Robusto

The Padilla Cazadores was released this year at IPCPR with much less fanfare than its sister the Dominus. While the Dominus was promoted as a full body powerhouse that was full of flavor, not much was mentioned about the Cazadores. The Cazadores has a much lower price tag than the Dominus at about half the [...]


Viaje Oro Edicion Limitada

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from everyone at NiceTightAsh.com! Today, I’m reviewing the Viaje Oro Edicion Limitada.  This cigar is an extension of the Viaje Oro line.  Its a special size called the double torpedo and was release with a double torpedo in the Platino line as well: Oro   (5 1/4″ x 52) Platino  (6″ [...]


Smoking Bans Are A Capital Joke

Washington, D.C., our nation’s capital, has a smoking ban like many of the states in the union have to one degree or another. In 2007, the District banned smoking in bars, restaurants, and other public places. But it seems that if you are a member of the City Council, you can get a one-day waiver for your organization. The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick holds an annual boxing event to raise money for charity, and one of the traditions for the event is cigar smoking. So Jack Evans, a city councilman representing Ward 2 and a member of the Friendly Sons, asked his colleagues for a one-day waiver for their event.