Cigar Reviews

“Smoked Up” No.65

This installment of “Smoked Up” is a double installment. I didn’t smoke a whole lot of cigars over the last two weeks, so I decided to combine them all into one. I was enjoying the nice spring weather by playing with my daughter out in the yard, working in the garden, doing some much needed yard [...]


Partagas 1845 Extra Oscuro Robusto Gordo

General Cigar had a nice hit with the release of the Partagas 1845 in 2012. Extending the fame of the line comes two new versions of the 1845; the Extra Oscuro & Extra Fuerte. Today I will be taking a look at the Extra Oscuro. I don’t too many oscuro cigars, but when I tried [...]


“Smoked Up” No.64

“Never judge a book (or cigar) by its cover.” I found that out this week as I had a few cigars sort of threw me off. I had a few predetermined notions of how the smoke was going to be and it turned out quite the opposite and it worked out for the better in these [...]


Puro Vida Maduro Toro

The Puro Vida cigar company is one that hails from the great state of Mississippi. It is a local company based out of Biloxi and is the brainchild of personal friend Eddie Rivers. Puro Vida was launched a few months ago. With the help of myself, Ben Lee of Stogiereview.com and a few other local cigar smokers, we [...]


“Smoked Up” No.63

Now that my “cold of death” is pretty much gone after its two plus week stay in my body, I  have enjoyed a few more smokes this past week. I am getting my strength back and more active than I was the last few weeks. I hate when something gets the best of me and [...]


Nomad S-307 Toro

I live in the deepest south of Mississippi that you can get and I have yet to come across a Nomad cigar in a local shop. They seem to be more seen in the northern US via various forms of social media. Seeing all the buzz about Nomad, they have been on my want list for some [...]


“Smoked Up” No.62

Like I said a few times before, with the crazy weather here, its amazing I haven’t gotten sick yet. It finally happened and for the last few weeks a cold has been floating around in my area. I caught it and have been fighting it for over a week now with various types of medications. [...]


“Smoked Up” No.61

The past week has been a quite an interesting one to say the least. Last week at work, we finally started seeing the light at the end of the tunnel as to being caught up. Then on Saturday, one of my good friends called me up needing my help. I won’t go into too many details, [...]


Iconic Leaf Recluse Draconian Sidewinder #2

Last year I did a pre-release review of the second release from Iconic Leaf Cigars, the Recluse Draconian. That review was of a robusto size. Today I will be taking a look at the production size of the same blend just in a different vitola; the Sidewinder #2. This particular vitola or shape, will you, is like no other shape on the [...]


“Smoked Up” No.60

This week has been very off and on. The first part of the week, it got down to freezing a few days and then the weekend was one of the best one could expect. I went to a Room 101 Cigar event and got to talk to Matt Booth and he is one cool and [...]