Archive for February, 2014

“Smoked Up” No. 59

The past week has been pretty crazy. I was hoping for a relaxed weekend to get some yard work done and maybe start work on my garden. Then reality hit me and I had my daughter’s third birthday to host, an 8+ hour meeting at work on Friday (that started late) and went to Ben […]


Los Angeles  – February 20, 2014 – Bodega Premium Blends @BodegaCigars  today announced their support of ICON MANNâ„¢ and the 2nd Annual pre-Oscar event.  ICON MANNâ„¢ is the leading lifestyle media company “championing  the accomplishments and positive dialog surrounding the Diaspora of  Black men.” Their impressive list of luminaries span from Award-winning  actors/directors/musicians to Fortune […]

“Smoked Up” No.58

I am making a few minor changes to “Smoked Up”. First of all, I am now going to be publishing it on Wednesday instead of Tuesday. This gives me a little more time to get information organized and releaves me of some of the early week stress. Second, I am changing the format some of the […]

Bluegrass Cigar Suite Named House of Emilio Master Retailer

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 Williamstown, Kentucky BLUEGRASS CIGAR SUITE NAMED HOUSE OF EMILIO MASTER RETAILER Nathan McIntyre, House of Emilio National Sales Director announced today that Bluegrass Cigar Suite, Williamstown, Kentucky has earned the  distinction of House of Emilio Master Retailer. “DK, and Jordan Kenner called us out of the blue several years ago  having […]

Blue Havana II Joins House of Emilio Master Retailers

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 Blue Havana II named House of Emilio Master Retailer House of Emilio National Sales Director Nate McIntyre announced today that  Blue Havana II in Alpharetta, Georgia has been named the newest addition to the Master Retailer program. “Jim Luftman  has supported the boutique cigar industry for a long time, and has  […]

Cigar Federation announces the release of it’s first cigar The Collective.!

The cigar was blended by Ezra Zion Cigar Company and manufactured in the Casa Fernandez factory in Miami, Florida.! ! “New media has changed the cigar industry dramatically in the last few years. We feel it has started a second cigar-boom, especially in the boutique arena. We wanted to make a cigar that would pay […]

Drew Estate & Corona Cigar Company Announce “Drew Estate Lounge”

Miami, FL, February 11, 2014:  Drew Estate announced today their plans to open the first official “Drew Estate Lounge” at the Corona Cigar Company Sand Lake, FL location. This momentous news was met with much excitement from both the Drew Estate and Corona Cigar camps. When asked to describe his relationship with Drew Estate, Jeff […]

“Smoked Up” No.57

The past week has been getting better in my area. The weather got beautiful this weekend in the lower to mid 60s. Was great weather to get out in and do some yard work, enjoy a few cigars etc… I was invited to be in a local cigar shop’s tv commercial on Tuesday afternoon. I […]

Drew Estate and Royal Gold Cigars Announce NIRVANA

Miami, FL, February 5, 2014:  Royal Gold Cigars has partnered with renowned cigar manufacturer Drew Estate for their latest premium, hand-rolled cigar release, NIRVANA CAMEROON SELECTION. The new cigar features a luscious, light-brown, Rosado wrapper grown in the Eastern province of Cameroon, Africa. The wrapper is grown by small farmers who, when it’s time to […]

Commonwealth Cedar Spills

A few months back, I was listening to Kiss My Ash Radio and they had a trivia question to win prizes. The question was “What was Rocky Patel’s company’s first name?”. Well, I knew that right off the bat seeing I had smoked many of those cigar when I first got into enjoying  cigars. I […]