Cigar Reviews

“Smoked Up” No.84

Summer is finally winding to an end. The days are not as hot and the nights are a tad bit cooler. I can’t wait till the nights when I can sleep with the windows open and enjoy the cooler evenings. Although the summer is ending, the humidity isn’t. With that being said, even though the nights [...]


“Smoked Up” No.82

To think, I was looking forward to this summer! I was tired of the cold of the winter and dreaming of the summer. The dog days of summer are here and now I am looking forward to the fall! Cooler days means more outside cigar smoking, a few hunting and camping trips. Most of my cigar [...]


“Smoked Up” No.81

Life is good. Things are looking up in my neck of the woods. Work is going great as we are about a week ahead of schedule and the boss’s attention is now off of me and my crew. My friend has been progressing very strongly over the last few weeks. She is more alert & [...]


“Smoked Up” No.80

From the amount of cigars I smoked the past week, I would say things are looking up. I added two cigars to my trip itinerary of seeing my friend at Oschner’s in New Orleans. It so happen to be a La Palina cigar both ways and made the solo trip a lot more manageable for me. [...]


“Smoked Up” No.79

The past week has been one of the most challenging ones I have had in a long time. With my good friend still in a medically induced coma over in New Orleans, she has be on my mind a great bit.  As well as me juggling four major projects at work at one time; this week [...]


“Smoked Up” No.78

This issue will be on the shorter side. 99% of the news was released last week prior to the IPCPR Trade Show. Also, a dear friend of mine is in a medically induced coma. She is a diabetic and her sugar got too low, too fast. She has shown signs of improvement today, but I am [...]


CAO Brazilia and Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter Pairing

The CAO Brazilia line has been a go-to cigar when it comes to CAO. I have a fondness for Brazilian wrappers and the darkness they add to the flavor profile. The Gol is my favorite size, but occasionally I will toast up a Lambada. The Gonzo Imperial Porter just sounds like a good brew to [...]


“Smoked Up” No.77

The past week has been a hot and muggy one here in South Mississippi. Every day there has been an afternoon rain shower that almost ruined my afternoon smoking plans. Although the rain didn’t last long, the 95+% humidity did. With that being said, I didn’t smoke many cigars this past week. Mainly I smoked the [...]


CAO Mx2 and Flying Dog Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout Pairing

The CAO MX2 was a cigar I had strayed away from for a number of years. I had a bad experience with another somewhat similar triple maduro cigar (different company) and that lead me away from the MX2. Then I was gifted or received a MX2 in a sampler pack. The cigar was a lot [...]


“Smoked Up” No.76

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Fourth of July. I had to work and working on holidays makes me realize how much working in retail can be a pain. I earlied out of work, went home, had a few beers and saw the town’s fireworks  show with my daughter. She had a blast [...]