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“Smoked Up” No.90

Looks like the hot weather in 2014 is a thing of the past. The temps have been dropping into the low 40s at night and peaking at around 70s during the day. I love this type of weather, but don’t like the cool nights. I started work on my “smoke shack” with my heater, tv, [...]


Drew Estate Announces “Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve” Premium Handmade Cigars

Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today their exclusive manufacturing agreement with Pappy & Company, as well as the new “Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve” premium handmade cigar. This new cigar will be produced at Drew Estate’s Estelí, Nicaragua factory and is being made in partnership with Pappy & Company. Pappy & Company is the [...]


“Smoked Up” No.89

The last week or so has been one of the best I have had this year. I spent the better part of the last week in the Mississippi River Delta Swamp. I was with about 14 close friends on our yearly “man trip”. We camp, hunt, fish etc… all in the delta swamp woods. There [...]


Emilio Cigars Releases Mia Dora

Gary Griffith of Emilio Cigars announced today yet another addition to the ever-growing portfolio of cigars available through the House of Emilio.   Mia Dora is produced by AJ Fernandez in Esteli, Nicaragua and features an Habano wrapper and Nicaraguan filler and binder.   The Robusto and Toro are available in 21 count boxes, and [...]


CIGAR DOJO APP ANNOUNCES LOYALTY & REWARDS PROGRAM FOR CIGAR SHOPS

Lakewood, Colorado (October 29, 2014) – Cigar Dojo, the social cigar app, is rolling out the all-new Loyalty & Rewards Program for brick & mortar cigar shops. With the Dojo’s huge install base and active community of cigar lovers, the new feature will take the Cigar Dojo app to a whole new level. The Cigar Dojo Loyalty [...]


Cohiba Nicaraguan N54

If you have been around cigars for a month or a decade, there is a very slim chance that you have never heard of a Cohiba cigar. Whether it be the infamous Cuban or the Dominican “Red Dot” Cohiba, the name is known by many. The Cohiba name is so famous, when I mention to people [...]


“Smoked Up” No.88

The weather here has finally gotten decent enough to be outside for longer than an hour or so. That being said, I am outside more with my daughter playing in her sandbox, pushing in her swing or riding her bike. I don’t smoke around her, so although the weather was great, I didn’t get too [...]


“Smoked Up” No.87

Last week was the busiest weeks that I have had in my “new” job title over the last year and a half at Lowe’s. I hated to do it, but I got started setting the Christmas items three or so weeks ago and got a good head start over the other stores in the area. [...]


ROBERTO P. DURAN PREMIUM CIGARS MAKES ANOTHER BOLD MOVE AS THEY HIRE JACK TORAÑO

(Miami, Florida) October 9, 2014— Roberto Pelayo Duran is proud to announce that Jack Toraño of the Toraño cigar family will now oversee sales in Florida and the Caribbean for Roberto P. Duran Premium Cigars. This announcement comes only days after the announcement of the hiring of Miguel Shoedel and Frank Cuden.   Jack Toraño [...]


LA AURORA TO DONATE 11 CENTS FOR EVERY PICTURE RECEIVED VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

Miami, FL)- October 8, 2014–One picture, eleven cents: #LA111th. La Aurora turns 111 years old today and wants to celebrate with all the smokers in the world, inviting them to toast with Guillermo and Michelle León in celebration of such a special date. That being a reason to celebrate is also a reason to “give [...]