Archive for December, 2009

Mederos Fifty 1

Today I’m smoking the new Mederos cigar. The Mederos, a joint venture from David Levy and Carlos Mederos, made it’s debut at the 2009 IPCPR Trade-show. The cigars are Nicaraguan puros and feature Corojo wrappesr that were grown in the Jalapa Valley. Since this is such a new cigar, and little Is known about it, […]


Guest Review: Rocky Patel Winter Blend 2009

Today we have a guest review for you. This comes by way of Brent and Brett, and with the official start of winter just a mere week and a half away they have provided us with a review of the Rocky Patel Winter Blend 2009. Brent actually recorded this review long before his debut in […]


Padilla Dominus

Before the IPCPR trade show Ernesto Padilla started tweeting about the new Dominus that was to be released in the upcoming months. He mentioned a few times that this was going to be the most full-bodied cigar he had ever produced. At that point the Dominus was officially on my radar, so when I saw […]


Readers’ Top 10 of 2009

It’s getting to be the end of the year, and along with that comes top ten lists. But we don’t want to have all the fun. We want you to get in on it too. Just leave a comment with your top 10 list of 2009. It’s not necessarily cigars that were released this year. Just whatever cigars you think smoked best in 2009. Feel free to tell us what criteria you used – price, flavor, construction, etc. Just give us your top 10 list by Monday, December 28th at midnight. We’ll compile the results and reveal the Nice Tight Ash Reader’s Top 10 for 2009 on New Year’s Day.


Roberto Cigars Blend Selection: Samples 1-3

Here we are folks. The first episode of three that will take you through the tasting (and choosing) of a full bodied blend to complete the Roberto Cigars line of premium smokes. If you haven’t already, check out our reviews of Roberto’s Standard (Mild) Blend and his Robust (Medium) Blend. Today we have for you […]


Cigar Review – CAO Gold Vintage Cremant

Today I’m reviewing the CAO Gold Vintage Cremant. This 6 x 52 Toro was giving to me by Jon Huber at IPCPR in New Orleans this year. It features an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper from 2004, binder from Nicaragua and filler from Honduras and Nicaragua. The cigar is named after a sparkling wine in France usually […]


Macanudo 1968

Today Brian and I are reviewing the Macanudo 1968. This cigar was introduced in 2008 as Macanudo’s first real attempt at producing a full-bodied cigar. To help get the word out about this cigar Macanudo hosted hundreds of events nationwide where free samples of the 1968 were given out free. According to my Perelman’s Pocket […]