“Smoked Up” No.13

Another week down, another issue of “Smoked Up”. This week has been pretty good, spring is upon us and the weather is nicer. The better weather means more smoking time and longer smoke breaks for me. I see myself grabbing larger ring gauged or longer lengthed cigars as the weather gets nicer. Once it gets uber hot […]


Flor De Las Antillas by My Father Cigars

My Father Cigars recently released a new cigar to thier always extending cigar line. The Flor De Las Antillas is the new creation from My Father Cigars. “The name was chosen to honor Cuba, which has always been referred to as the flower of the Antilles” The cigar was blended to complete thier profile of […]


La Sirena The Prince

Released this year at IPCPR in New Orleans, La Sirena was relatively unknown before the show.  I met Brand Manager, Arielle Ditkowich, at the Miami Cigars booth while talking to Nestor Miranda.  There was a buzz at the show about Arielle’s new cigar line so I was eager to try it.  Alas, I left there […]


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 […]


Quick Ash: Cabaiguan Petite

Hey folks! Back with a “Quick Ash” review for you this week and today I have the Cabaiguan Petite from Tatuaje. I reach for these sticks when time is limited and I need to get away for a short time. I look for small cigars that carry the full gambit of flavor and complexities of […]


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 […]


JJ for JJ Day

As most people know, fellow cigar reviewer, Jerry Cruz over at Stogie Review, tragically lost his son 3 years ago to SIDS. As a father myself, I can’t imagine something like that happening and how I would cope. So, today, on JJ’s 3rd birthday, we will celebrate his life by smoking a Don Pepin Garcia […]


Nestor Miranda Dominicano

Nestor Miranda released a new cigar named the Dominicano to complement the much heralded Special Selection line. The Dominicano was created to celebrate Domincan cigar heritage. This cigar is a collaboration between Guillermo Leon of La Aurora Cigars and Don Pepin Garcia. The largest difference between the Dominicano and the Special Selection is the wrapper which uses and special Dominican leaf. How does this cigar compare to the Special Selection? Watch the video and find out.


Don Pepin Garcia Blue Invicto

We’ve done a lot of Don Pepin’s stuff over the past year but for some reason we never did the blue label. For those veterans of the site, you know that Pepin’s Black label still ranks as my all time favorite smoke. So lets see how this Blue Label compares. Don’t forget to get involved […]


601 Maduro

Months ago I planned on reviewing both the 601 Blue and Black but, like lot’s of things, I quickly forgot. So when Brian posted his review of the 601 Oscuro a few weeks ago it reminded me that I had planned on reviewing this stick. The 601 comes to us courtesy of Eddie Ortega and […]