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A. Fuente Between The Lines

Today I’ve reached deep into my humidor to smoke a fairly rare cigar. The Fuente Between The Lines comes from the Hemingway Series and sports a barber pole wrapper. Watch the video to find out what I think of this hard-to-find cigar. Name: Between The Lines Company: A. Fuente Wrapper: Connecticut Shade & Maduro Binder: […]


Cigar Journal- 1

Time has not been on my side for a number of months now… as I’m sure you’ve been able to tell by my lack of posting. The good news, or maybe it’s bad news, is I’m getting my ass in gear and starting to prepare some fresh new content for your enjoyment. However, when I […]


Alec Bradley American Classic Blend

I’ve mentioned before that I’m always looking for great value cigars. So when I saw the Alec Bradley American Classic Blend in my local shop I was anxious to give it a try. With a price tag under five dollars for a toro this cigar definitely fits the bill but would it fit my taste. […]


CAO La Traviata Maduro Luminoso

For today’s review I smoked the La Traviata Maduro Luminoso from CAO. The Luminoso was originally released as a new vitola in the La Traviata line. Now it’s being released in the Maduro line. The Luminoso is a petit robusto measuring 4.5” x 50 and features a Connecticut Maduro wrapper. I’ve been a fan of […]


Alec Bradley Black Market

Today I’m firing up the Black Market from Alec Bradely. This cigar was introduced at the 2011 IPCPR and features a four country blend of tobacco. In my opinion the last couple of years have been a great time for Alec Bradley products, so I was anxious to see how the Black Market fit into […]


Hammer & Sickle Berlin Wall

For the last one and a half months I’ve been smoking my way through a couple handfuls of the Berlin Wall from Hammer & Sickle Cigars. These cigars jumped out at me during a trip to Old Virginia Tobacco. The Berlin Wall is beautifully presented in a white marble box of twenty and are dressed […]


Winston Humidor

Around late August I received the Winston Humidor from 1st Class Cigar Humidors. They gave me this humidor in exchange for my review. Since that time I’ve been paying close attention to a few different aspects and now feel that I’m ready to give my assessment of this humidors form and function. Details Size: 16-3/4″ […]


What 2012 Will Bring

As we enter the fourth year of Nice Tight Ash I want to extend all my thanks to everyone that visits our site and contributes via comments. The last three years have gone by rather quickly, so quickly we haven’t gotten to change things quite they way we originally intended. So what does that mean? […]


A Year of Anarchy

On Thanksgiving 2010 I posted a review of the Tatuaje Anarchy. The Anarchy is a Limited Edition cigar that is only available at Smoke Inn. To say the least I was blown away by the cigar at that time. Luckily enough for me a few folks in my family paid attention to that review because […]


Sometimes I Just Want an El Cheapo

There are a handful of cigars that are priced between $10 and $20 that I would love to smoke everyday and even more in the $7-10 range that I would smoke just as much. Even though most of the cigars I smoke fall into the second category it’s a third category, the $3-5 cigar, that […]