La Palina Nicaragua Connecticut Robusto

La Palina Cigars has been around longer than any of us. The company’s roots go back to the late 1800s when Samuel Paley immigrated from the Ukraine to Chicago where he took on the job of a lector at a cigar factory. A lector is someone who reads books, newspapers etc… to the factory workers. […]


A.J. Fernandez Last Call

As I get older and older, its been a while since I’ve heard “last call” as I don’t frequent the bars long enough to hear it anymore.   A.J. Fernandez has his hands in quite a few blends of cigars for others besides his own. Recently he has collaborated with General Cigars with their Hoya La […]


A.J. FERNANDEZ TO RELEASE NEW WORLD RETAILER EXCLUSIVE AT TEXAS CIGAR FESTIVAL

A.J. Fernandez Cigars, known for producing consistently highly rated cigars is proud to introduce the “New World Brute” as a retailer exclusive for Serious Cigars in Houston, Texas.  The New World Brute comes in at a hefty 6x 66 size, and will make its debut at the Texas Cigar Festival taking place this April 25, […]


“Smoked Up” No.82

To think, I was looking forward to this summer! I was tired of the cold of the winter and dreaming of the summer. The dog days of summer are here and now I am looking forward to the fall! Cooler days means more outside cigar smoking, a few hunting and camping trips. Most of my cigar […]


A.J. FERNANDEZ CIGARS PROUDLY UNVEILS A.J. FERNANDEZ DOCUMENTAR​Y

(Miami, Florida) August 11, 2014— A.J. Fernandez Cigars, recognized for creating some of the most acclaimed cigars in the industry proudly unveils a 13 minute documentary which went live today and can be seen on the home page of their website at:  www.ajfernandezcigars.com.   A.J. Fernandez, who has blended consistently highly rated cigars, is documented […]


“Smoked Up” No.75

My short vacation ended this past Monday and I was about to go stir crazy. It was almost too hot to do any of the outdoor projects I had planned to do. But I did get a repair on my truck done that was way over due. I wanted to relax in the pool all […]


“Smoked Up” No.69

Up until today, the weather has been great. The birds are singing, bees are buzzing flowers are blooming and I am smoking cigars! Today, has been pretty dreary with rain in the morning and 90+% humidity the rest of the day. It did put a hindering on my cigar plans as I was going to write […]


Cigar Journal- 1

Time has not been on my side for a number of months now… as I’m sure you’ve been able to tell by my lack of posting. The good news, or maybe it’s bad news, is I’m getting my ass in gear and starting to prepare some fresh new content for your enjoyment. However, when I […]


Emilio Cigars AF2

A couple weeks ago Ben reviewed the Emilio Cigars Grimalkin. Today I’m firing up the AF2 which is another offering from Emilio cigars. The two samples I smoked for this review were provided to me by Gary Griffith, owner of Deleware Cigars and Emilio Cigars Brand Developer. Name: AF2 Company: Emilio Cigars Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano […]


Favorites: Habano

I was planning on having a review of the new Pinar del Rio 1878 Capa Madura up today but the video did not process by press time so I have for you the next list in my “Favorites” series (look for the PDR 1878 next Thursday). Today I have for you Habano wrapped cigars. Habano […]