Archive for September, 2011

CAO OSA Sol – New Month Long Contest!

This week I’m reviewing the newest, and first, CAO cigar under the General Cigar banner. The OSA Sol was the brainchild of Rick Rodriguez and select General Cigar master blenders. This new cigar features a select wrapper from the Olancha, San Agustin (OSA) area of Honduras that was grown in 2008. 2008 was a perfect [...]


A Message from Glynn Loope, CRA Executive Director

While I was at Cigar Expo 2011 I got a chance to talk with Glynn Loope and Alan Price of Cigar Rights of America (CRA). Mr. Loope was kind enough to take a few minutes and spread the work of CRA. Unfortunately the audio didn’t turn out that well, but if you listen carefully you [...]


Illusione mk ULTRA

Dion Giolito, owner of Illusione Cigars, seems to have the golden touch with me. He hasn’t made a cigar that I haven’t just loved. Matter of fact, my first cigar review for NTA was the Cruzado Domenicos. Along with the Eperney, each blend has its own unique character all of which I adore. The MKULTRA [...]


CASA FUENTE PARTNERS WITH JACK DANIEL’S TO OFFER LIMITED EDITION WHISKEY

Las Vegas, NV (September, 21, 2011) – Casa Fuente inside The Forum Shops at Caesars has teamed up with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey to create a special limited edition Casa Fuente Single Barrel Whiskey which is now available for purchase at the world renowned cigar bar.  Each bottle sells for $85.00 with a portion of [...]


Sosa Classic Gran Wavell

Size: 5 1/2 x 55 Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra Binder: Honduran Filler: Dominican Republic Started at the turn of the century, Don Juan Sosa had a small tobacco farm in Cuba. By the 1920s, he had grown to one of the largest tobaco-producing haciendas in Cuba.But after political turmoil, Don Juan’s son Arturo and grandson Juan [...]


Fausto FT153

Alright guys, I told you I’d be back so here I am. And today I think I’ve got a real beauty to smoke. Today I’m smoking the Fausto, which is a new cigar release from Pete Johnson. Name: Fausto Company: Tatuaje Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Maduro Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan Comes in: Box of 25 Price: [...]


General Cigar Announces Sherwin Seltzer’s Retirement

Richmond, VA—General Cigar announces today that industry veteran Sherwin Seltzer will retire at the end of October, thus concluding a storied career spanning more than half a century in the premium cigar category. “There comes a time when you have to stop and do something else. I’ve had a great run in this business but [...]


Alec Bradley Introduces New Black Market Cigar

Alec Bradley Introduces New Black Market Cigar New edition boasts a rich, complex character and “edgy” packaging design DANIA, FL – September 8, 2011 – What do you think of when you hear the term “Black Market?” Something “forbidden” perhaps? Though they may look like something that entered the country under the radar, Alec Bradley’s [...]


Arturo Fuente Short Story Maduro

Company: Arturo Fuente Line: Hemmingway Short Story Maduro “AF SSM” Size: 4 x 46/49 Perfecto Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro Binder: Dominican Filler: Dominican Country of Origin: Dominican Republic Price: As low as $6.50 up to $9.00 The Arturo Fuente Hemmingway Short Story Maduro are one of Fuente’s rare and limited cigars. If I am not [...]


Where’s Chris?

Maybe you’ve asked yourself that question over the the last couple of weeks. Well, the truth of the matter is everyday life has gotten in the way of me being able to sit down and record or write a review. The good news, or maybe it’s bad news, is I should be getting back in [...]