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E.P Carrillo Elencos Series

Today I’m firing up the Elencos Series from E.P. Carrillo. I first smoked this cigar about one and a half months ago, and since then I’ve smoked well over ten of these cigars. Because of local availability I’m smoking the Don Rubino for this review, which is a slightly elongated robusto. This cigar is available […]


Today I’m smoking a cigar that until recently wasn’t sold outside of South Florida. The Sublimes has been in production since 2004, and only recently is in national distribution. These cigars are rolled in Little Havana, FL and feature a blend of Nicaraguan and Ecuadorian tobacco. For this review I smoked the Double Robusto, but […]

Berger & Argenti Mooch Maduro

Last November I reviewed the Berger & Argenti Mooch which I thought was a great mild cigar that fell into a great price point. Now the Maduro version has been released, and I was anxious to get my hands on these. Name: Mooch Maduro Company: Berger & Argenti Wrapper: Nicaraguan Maduro Binder: Jalapa, Nicaragua Filler: […]

A. Fuente Cuban Belicoso

In early May I purchased a box of Fuente Cuban Belicosos while at at a Fuente event at my local Tinder Box. In the month since then I’ve just about smoked through the entire box… needless to say it’s become and regular in my rotation. Watch the video or read my review to find out […]

601 La Bomba, Pre-release

A while back I saw a tweet from Eddie Ortega, of EO Brands, concerning their upcoming new release and giving folks an opportunity to try it. I quickly followed the link and signed up. Approximately a month ago two 601 La Bombas landed on my doorstep and I set out to fire them up and […]

A Change of Pace

If you’re a regular viewer/reader of Nice Tight Ash you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been slacking the last few weeks. As the weather gets nicer, and weekend activities are picking up finding the time to sit down and get everything pulled together for a review has become tougher. That’s why I’ve decided to move my […]

La Flordita Gold

It’s been a couple weeks since my last review, real life just got the best of me. Anyways, today I’m smoking the La Flordita Gold which was sent to be by Scott from Famous Smoke Shop. I’ve been enjoying the La Flordita Fuerte ever since Brian and I got to sample the at last years […]

First Impressions: Cuba Libre One

I decided to do something this week that I haven’t done in a while, and that’s a video First Impressions Review. I acquired the Cuba Libre one a week or so ago in a sampler pack. I’d been wanting to try this cigar as I’m always looking for a new everyday cigar that’s easy on […]

Monte Pascoal

I was recently sent a few samples, three Robustos and three Double Coronas, of the Monte Pascoal. These cigar are Brazilian puros and feature both Mata Fina and Mata Norte tobacco. I’ve had a good experience with Mata Fina tobacco in the past, so I was looking forward to trying these cigars. Name: Monte Pascoal […]

Avalon Numbers Series 46

I first heard about Avalon Cigars a few years back on an episode of Dogwatch Cigar Radio and instantly became interested in the brand. The fact that a couple guys from Mississippi with a passion for cigars and the Blues, were able to harness that passion and develop a cigar company is just the kind […]