MLB Imperia Pita

When you hear the name Mike Bellody, most likely you say “Who?” One would think Mike is a newcomer to the cigar industry, but that is far from true. Mike originally got his hands in the cigar business with the Tiante cigar company. Mike Bellody and Dan Tiant where the brains behind the Tiante cigar company […]


“Smoked Up” No.86

Finally a break in the hot weather here in the south! I am glad it is here and hopefully the heat is out of the forecast the remainder of the year. The nights are nice and comfortable, so when I am not hanging out with my daughter, I have been trying to get some cigars […]


“Smoked Up” No.81

Life is good. Things are looking up in my neck of the woods. Work is going great as we are about a week ahead of schedule and the boss’s attention is now off of me and my crew. My friend has been progressing very strongly over the last few weeks. She is more alert & […]


Valerosa Primavera Animoso

Travel back in time to when the famed Gilberto Leon was rolling cigars in Havana Cuba. Gilberto was a mere 14 years of age when he started rolling cigars. Then, in 1971, he moved to Los Angeles where he founded Leon Cigars, which was soon voted as “Best Cigar in LA”. Speed up to present […]


“Smoked Up” No.17

I  am back into the swing of things this week. I have gotten over my soreness and overall icky fealing I had last week. Things at the house have leveled off back to “normal”. The weather has been absolutely beautiful this week. It rained a a day or two, but no big storms. The breeze […]


Emilio Draig K Limitada Corona

If you have been smoking cigars for any amount of time, I am pretty sure you have heard of Emilio Cigars. If you haven’t, they are a unique large boutique line of cigars company. Not only does Emilio produce cigars, they also distribute a handful of smaller boutique companies. My favorite Emilio cigars are the […]


Antonio Benitez Maduro Corona

P. Benitez Cigars has been around for a few years out of the region of Jalapa Valley and Estelí Nicaragua. Their Cuban seed, Habana Criollo tobacco is rolled in their factory in Managua, Nicaragua. The Antonio Benitez is the second blend from said factory. It was blended by Pedro Benitez and his son, Reynold in […]


Quick Smoke: 601 Green Oscuro Corona

I am back with a quasi quick smoke. Although this is a bit longer than the 45 min lunch time smoke I enjoy, this is a good 55 minutes to an hour of smoking time that is perfect for when you don’t have that 1.5 hours of down time to enjoy a Toro or larger. […]


Cheap Ash: Padron Londres Maduro

This week I have a wallet friendly smoke for you. The Padron Londres is part of the regular line from Padron. According to the Padron website: “All tobacco in this line is sun-grown habano that is aged for a minimum of two-and-one-half years. Every cigar in this line is available in natural and maduro wrapper. […]