“Smoked Up” No.90

Looks like the hot weather in 2014 is a thing of the past. The temps have been dropping into the low 40s at night and peaking at around 70s during the day. I love this type of weather, but don’t like the cool nights. I started work on my “smoke shack” with my heater, tv, […]


“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.51

I hope everybody had a safe and happy Christmas. Mine was pretty good. My daughter racked up on some toys! I don’t think I have seen so much pink and Barbie items in my life!! I didn’t get to smoke too many cigars during this week, this week was more about family for me. I typically […]


“Smoked Up” No.24

Summer is here in the deep south!! Well, not until the 21st, but its hotter than blue blazes here! Most days last week were 90°+ with a heat index in the area of 105°. With that being said, my cigar time has been cut down to late evening if possible. My corneal ulcer cleared up on Saturday. […]


“Smoked Up” No.16

This week’s “Smoked Up” is extremely light. I haven’t been fealing all that great this week. My tastebuds are off, so it was tough to enjoy a cigar. The latter part of last week was sort of hetctic at the abode with my daughter in and out of being sick, so I spent a lot […]


Smoke Inn Arturo Fuente Solaris Microblend

Smoke Inn has been releasing small batch production cigars from various manufactures, like Padron, My Father and Tatuaje, as exclusives for their stores for the past couple of years.  Each blend as been very well received and are produced in very small batches. The newest release is the Solaris by Arturo Fuente.  The cigar was […]


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 […]


Fuente 8-5-8 Sungrown

Name: Arturo Fuente 8-5-8 Sungrown Vitola: 6×47 Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sun Grown Binder: Dominican Filler: Dominican Price: About $7.00 First Look: A fairly firm cigar with no soft or hard spots. A dark brown sun grown wrapper with a few small veins wraps this cigar. The usual Fuente band with the black background covers the top […]


A. Fuente Hemingway Short Story

I really hoped to get a video review up today, but ongoing home improvement projects have delayed publishing a video for atleast one more week. But even the most daunting home improvement projects can’t keep me from enjoying a cigar or two, so I was able to put together a written review for your reading […]


Fuente Fuente Opus X Perfexion No. 5

I recently received a package from Cigars Direct with a few cigars for me to review. One of which I was pretty eager to fire up. Now I’ve had plenty of Opus X over the years, but I always feel a sense of excitement when I pick up a new batch plus I couldn’t recall […]