Archive for April, 2010

Gran Habano Azteca Prototype ver. 2.0

Today, I’m reviewing the potential new blend for the Gran Habano Azteca maduro cigar.  I reviewed the original blend on March 10, 2010 and had some suggestions for tweaks I personally would like to see. Well, Gran Habano was listening! They made some tweaks and reblended the cigar and sent me some more samples to […]

Bugatti B-1 Lighter

One of my most obsessive quests in my cigar smoking journey is the quest to find a reliable lighter. How hard is that, you say? Very damn hard. I can’t tell you how many lighters I have. Everything from gas station specials to my beloved ST Dupont X-tend. The problem is that most rarely work […]

March 2010 Contest: And the Winner Is…

On behalf of the Ash-holes, I’d like to thank everyone for participating in our March contest. We really enjoyed hearing from you all. We’d also like to thank Drew Estate for providing such a great prize. Without further ado, out of 430 entries the winner is jimmyk26. Congrats jimmyk26! We welcome the comments and hope […]

Cheap Ash: Punch Rare Corojo

A few weeks ago I asked you to tell me what cigars you’d like to see my review, and one of those suggestions actually surprised me. It was suggested that I review some of the older brands, such as Partagas, Hoyo de Monterrey, etc. I really like this suggestion because I think the older brands, […]

Carlos Torano Exodus 1959 50 Years

Today I’m gonna go old school by presenting you with a written review and without giving anything away, I really wish I had recorded a video for this one. The Exodus 1959 50 Years was released in the fall of 2009. It features a Brazilian Arapiraca Sun Grown wrapper and Nicaraguan filler from two different […]