Archive for March, 2009

Kristoff Corojo Torpedo

Last week, I sampled a relatively hard to find cigar in the Cruzado that turned out to be a really great cigar. Today, I review another relatively hard to find cigar in the Kristoff Corojo Torpedo. Will the scarceness translate into goodness like the Cruzado did? Let’s find out.

Illusione ~hl~

Last week Ben looked at the new cigar from Dion Giolito, the Cruzado. I take a look at a cigar from his first line, the Illusione ~hl~ or Holy Lance.

Saint Luis Rey Serie G

The Saint Luis Rey Serie G Maduro, made by Altadis USA, is a stout cigar with a Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper and binder. This is a cigar that I have some history with so it felt like a good fit for my first solo video review.

Herf-a-dor X5

Cigar smoking is a social activity, and it’s not very convenient to drag that 75 quart Igloo cooler to the herf. So we have travel humidors. Today I look at the five-count Herf-a-dor X5 by Humi-care.

Cruzado Dominecos

Cruzado is a new line by Dion Giolito, maker of Illusione cigars, which was introduced this year in Las Vegas at IPCPR. The cigar has a wrapper of Nicaraguan criollo with a Nicaraguan and Honduran filler blend.

Update: Puros Indios Viejo

Two months ago I wrote an unfavorable review of the Puros Indios Viejo.  Well this past week I decided to reach deep into the humidor and smoke another one these to see if my experience would change.  I decided to fire up the stick on my way home from work, and was so amazed at […]

Sunday Fiver – March 22, 2009

A fiver of cigar stories from around the web for March 22, 2009.

Blind Review No. 1

Trying something a bit different this week, and doing a blind review. We each picked out a cigar, took the band off, and gave it to the other with no clues as to what is what. We sat down, smoked them, and tried to figure out what the mystery sticks were.

Meet the Ash-holes: Chris

My Cigar History Growing up I can remember my Dad smoking cigars and I guess that is what sparked my interest early on.  So in June 2000, while on my senior trip in the the Bahamas, I decided to try a cigar for myself.  I don’t remember the particulars, but I can tell you it […]

Beginners’ Guide to Cigars: Part I – All Shapes and Sizes

The topic of cigars is pretty vast, and can be a little intimidating to the newly initiated. Working in a cigar shop part-time the past three years has allowed me to meet a bunch of people who want to get into the hobby of cigar smoking, but don’t know where to start. They’re often times intimidated when entering a tobacconist for the first time, and if they go to an online store, they’re overwhelmed by the vast array of choices. So with that in mind, welcome to the Nice Tight Ash Beginners’ Guide to Cigars.