Archive for August, 2011

Angelenos 2009

Name: Angelenos 2009 Vitola: Robusto 5 1/4×50 Company: Prometheus Wrapper: Ecuadorian Binder: Dominican Filler: Dominican Factory: Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia First Look: A Light brown colored wrapper covers this cigar. There are a few small viens, overall a nice looking cigar. Its a fairly firm cigar, with a nicely applied triple cap, and a [...]


Para Ti and VIEUX-OS 2007 Old Vine Zinfandel

Today I’m bringing you a cigar and wine paring that I’ve had in the queue for a while. For personal reasons I wanted the ideal weather conditions to be able to truly relax an enjoy the experience. Well, this past Saturday proved to be just the day I was looking for. The Cigar The Para [...]


Habana Port Tabacums

This week we have another house cigar and this cigar is from one of our local shops, Habana Port.  Most house cigars are usually of lower quality to make them cheap to be more accessible to cigar smokers on a budget or someone that can’t always risk smoking a premium cigar due to the fact [...]


Crush & Roll West: Central California Coast’s Premiere Cigar and Wine Event

For the third straight year, premium cigars AND wine will be featured in the county’s premiere cigar and wine event: Crush & Roll West. Hundreds are expected to turn out September 16 and 17 at the Paso Robles Fairgrounds to taste the best premium wines and cigars in the world. Cigar and wine tasting and [...]


My Father Cigars “El Hijo”

To celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Smoke Inn Abe “MING” Dababneh decided to create the Microblend Series. The goal of this project is to mimic what is already going on in the craft beer industry; which is to focus on quality rather than quantity. I reviewed the first installment of this project, the Tatuaje Anarchy, [...]


Meet the Ash-holes: Shawn

About Me: I’m 30 years old, enganged, with a 6month old daughter (Satori Leianna). Those two mean the world to me and guide me along the way. I am the Delivery Manager at a local Lowe’s where I have been for almost 10 years now. I have an Associates Degree in Graphic Arts & Design [...]


Exclusive Review – Viaje Late Harvest

This week, I’m reviewing the Viaje Late Harvest which should be shipping to retailers as you watch this review. Andre Farkas and Al Duffrin of Viaje Cigars was kind enough to send me to pre-releases, one of each size: robusto and toro. Nice Tight Ash is lucky enough to have the exclusive review for this [...]


Joya de Nicaragua Cabinetta No.11

Size: 5 1/4 x 46 Filler: Nicaraguan Binder: Nicaraguan Wrapper: Ecuadorian Shade and Nicaraguan Criollo Sizes Available: Belicoso, Robusto, Corona, Toro, Lancero I first tried this cigar at a Drew Estate event at Cordova Cigars in Penscacola, FL a few months ago and liked it. I got a few more so I could take another [...]


Emilio Cigars AF2

A couple weeks ago Ben reviewed the Emilio Cigars Grimalkin. Today I’m firing up the AF2 which is another offering from Emilio cigars. The two samples I smoked for this review were provided to me by Gary Griffith, owner of Deleware Cigars and Emilio Cigars Brand Developer. Name: AF2 Company: Emilio Cigars Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano [...]


Viaje Oro Reserva Edicion Limitada Double Torpedo

That name is a mouthful, huh?  Viaje released the follow up to their No. 2 cigar of the year last year for Cigar Aficionado, Viaje Oro Reserva.  This year, its in a special shape.  The Double Torpedo.  This has become one of Andre Farkas’ favorite cigar shapes.  Enough that it will become a regular shape in [...]