“Smoked Up” No.93

2015 has started out with the utmost of crappiness. Tuesday morning I was heading into work and was greeted with a broken window and one of my pistols was stolen from the truck. I was cold, tired and now severely aggravated. I usually conceal my pistol in the truck when I leave it for the […]


“Smoked Up” No.85

You ever get in one of those “funks” where you don’t want to do too much of anything? Well, that has been my case for the last week or so. I got several projects that I want and need to get done… But just haven’t had the gumption to get them done. I haven’t enjoyed […]


“Smoked Up” No.41

The last few weeks have been very busy around the house. I took a week long vacation for a yearly hunting and camping trip with my buddies. The fresh air felt great in the lungs and was good to get away from the city life and enjoy nature. I packed a slew of cigars to […]


“Smoked Up” No.19

This past week I have found myself fascinated with the Ortega Wild Bunch series. I bought two of the first two sampler boxes. This week, I tried three out of the six (in no particular order), they are somewhat addictive. They make me want to try the one next to it in the box to […]


Ashton VSG Pegasus

If you’ve followed me on Twitter or friended me on Facebook, you have seen this cigar often.  I also have this cigar on my Top Cigars of 2011 list.  I haven’t put a review in yet for it and, honestly, it wasn’t scheduled for this week either, but last week we got word that Manny […]


San Cristobal

Sometimes I find a cigar in my humidor that I’m surprised I haven’t reviewed yet. The San Cristobal from Ashton is one of those cigars. When it was released in 2007 i was immediately drawn to the cigar by it’s beautiful and intricate band. then I realized it was made by Don Pepin Garcia for […]


La Aroma De Cuba Mi Amor

This week, I have two of my friends, Tom and Shawn, help me review the newest La Aroma De Cuba cigar, Mi Amor. This was released this year at IPCPR and is the focus of a cigar shop tour put on my Ashton Cigars. The tour feature a cigar pairing with coconut, dark chocolate, almonds […]


Cigar Review – Ashton VSG Belicoso No. 1

The Ashton VSG was released in 1999 to much fanfare and was hard to find for years after their release due to their high demand. This was the first real cigar I ever smoked and it start a life long love affair with it and cigars. With such a great week, I felt like I […]


San Cristobal Seleccion del Sol

At the 2009 IPCPR Ashton introduced the new San Cristobal Seleccion del Sol which, like the original San Cristobal, is blended by Don Pepin Garcia. This cigar features a Nicaraguan Sun Grown wrapper that was hand picked by Don Pepin and his son Jaime from the first crop of tobacco grown in the Estrella farm […]


La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial No. 3

A while back Ben did a review of the Ashton product La Aroma de Cuba. Originally Ashton had two lines in the La Aroma de Cuba stable manufactured by two different factories. The original line that Ben reviewed was made in Honduras and the blend I have today, the Edicion Especial, is made in Nicaragua […]