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. […]


Sunday Fiver – January 10, 2010

Yesterday Chris and I took a trip to The Humidor in Baltimore for an event with Nestor Miranda. After having a few cigars and some Dominican Rum with Nestor and Miami Cigar Sales Manger Rene Castaneda, we talked to Rene and got the following 5 tidbits of information:


Brian’s ’09 in Review

HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE everyone! Let me first start off by saying that I was not planning on doing a top ten list as I feel they are entirely played out. A caveat to that is that despite my feelings on these lists, it sure was fun to put it together and look back at everything […]


Tabacos Baez Serie SF

Welcome to my Black Friday review of a Cheap Ash cigar. The Tabacos Baez Serie SF is a new addition to Tabacos Baez line from Don Pepin Garcia. What makes this cigar different is the fact that it is made up of 70% long filler and 30% short filler. Because of the short filler this […]


Quick Ash: Tatuaje Petit Tatuaje

In my search for a great “lunchtime” cigar, I have tried many different “small” cigars from multiple manufacturers. In the beginning I often ran into the same issue when trying these smaller vitolas. Most of the time I really enjoyed the blends in the larger standard formats but felt there was usually something lost in […]


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 […]


My Father Cedros Deluxe Cervantes

This week I’m reviewing the My Father Cedros Deluxe Cervantes. These cigars were graciously given to me by @BigABoyd to review. Thanks Aaron! These cigars are a subset of the regular My Father line in two size that aren’t in the regular line: Eminentes – 5 5/8 x 46 (corona gorda) Cervantes – 6 1/2 […]


Don Pepin Garcia Cuban Classic 1952

Today I’m reviewing the Don Pepin Garcia Cuban Classic 1952, and I’m lucky enough to do so with my grandfather, father and two uncles. This video was recorded becuase of the suggestion of my wife; and for what it’s worth, I think she had one hell of an idea. This may not be the most […]


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 […]


Cubao No. 3

I’m back with another Lancero this week. Today we have EO Brand’s Cubao No. 3, which weighs in at 7.5” x 38. This blend is the brainchild of Erik Espinosa and Eddie Ortega with the help of Don Pepin Garcia. According to EO/United Tobacco’s website the Cubao is manufactured in Estelí, Nicaragua and is comprised […]