Arturo Fuente Rosado Gran Reserva R52

Fuente released a new cigar line in December 2009 with a special rosado wrapper. This new wrapper comes from the second or third primings from the Oliva tobacco farm in Ecuador. These wrappers are then aged for 8 to 10 years before being rolled with a Dominican binder and filler and then set to age […]


Diamond Crown Maximus Robusto #5

The Diamond Crown Maximus was one of the first super premium cigars that came on the market near the end of the cigar boom. Made by Tabacalera A. Fuente for JC Newman in the Dominican Republic, it was a bolder version of the Diamond Crown line that was to appeal the rapidly growing full bodied […]


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 […]


New Ash: A. Fuente Queen B

In recent weeks I’ve been giving you First Impression reviews of cigars that were released at the 2009 IPCPR trade show. Today, I’ve decided to invite my dad over and review a new cigar that I’ve been able to have multiple samples off. The A. Fuente Queen B is a smaller version of King B […]


Sunday Fiver – August 23, 2009

A fiver of cigar stories from around the web. The latest buzz in the cigar world is the (1) ISOCigars.com.  Chris talked a bit about this new cigar service in his Oliva Master Blends III review.  ChiefHava has a nice write up about it and his encounter with the founder of ISO Cigars on his blog […]


Fuente Opus X Robusto

First off…Happy Birthday Ben! Have a great day and some great smokes. Today I have my first Opus X. Unlike other reviews where I would have multiple sticks prior to a review, this time you are witnessing my first experience with the infamous Opus X so take this video for what it is…one cigar, one […]


Fuente Opus X xXx Belicoso “Power Ranger”

Today I’m smoking the Fuente Opus X xXx Belicoso “Power Ranger” and sipping some Highland Park 12 year Single Malt Scotch.  The Opus X line of cigars is consistently rated highly by many mainstream Cigar media publications and enjoyed by a wide variety of cigar enthusiasts.  Now that I have smoked my samples you can […]