“Smoked Up” No.83

I not only enjoy cigars, from time to time I enjoy a pipe as well. I have been dabbling with the enjoyment of a pipe for a few years now. Recently on Aristocob’s YouTube page, I found out that CVS Drugstore had all of their tobacco products on clearance. Most were at 75% off already as they […]


“Smoked Up” No.23

This week has been one rollercoaster of a week. I usually like riding roller coasters, but when they bottom out hard, like this week did, I don’t care much for them. The mid week started out great with work going well and starting a carpentry project for a friend, the week was going to end […]


“Smoked Up” No.22

Summer is almost upon us and it seems to be getting a jump start here in the deep south of Mississippi. I think every day this week hit mid to upper 80s with high humidity and a few days of spotty rain. So, that means the size of the cigars I will be smoking will possibly start […]


“Smoked Up” No.21

Welcome to the 21st week of 2013 and the 21st edition of “Smoked Up”. This week was back and forth with me. I had a few days where I wasn’t feeling well (hence why this is being posted on Wednesday) so I didn’t have many cigars this week. My tastes and stomach were pretty off […]


“Smoked Up” No.18

Another week has gone by and another issue of “Smoked Up” is here. Tried a new cigar size of a cigar I already like this week. I am trying to branch out from my “usual” cigar sizes and try a few new sizes here and there. Basically, I am trying to see if there is […]


“Smoked Up” No.14

Once again, I am bringing you some views and news from my week in cigars. Had a very eventful week and especially the weekend. Saturday, me and a group of guys had a party at El Puros Perfecto (Ocean Springs, MS) for a good friend who is expecting a baby girl soon. Many thanks to the […]


NHC Illusione Burn Robusto

New Havana Cigars has been always a go-to place for me to get ahold of many Illusione, Viaje, Tatuaje, and EPC cigars when I can’t find them locally. I was on my lunch break and happen to catch a post from NHC on Facebook with a link to the Burn line from Illusione (that was once […]


Illusione 68

There is quite a following of the Illusione line of cigars. I tried a few here and there when I first got into cigars. I jumped head first and wasn’t quite ready for this flavor profile of cigar just yet in the larger ring gauges. I was smoking mainly the larger ring gauge Illusione and […]


Illusione mk ULTRA

Dion Giolito, owner of Illusione Cigars, seems to have the golden touch with me. He hasn’t made a cigar that I haven’t just loved. Matter of fact, my first cigar review for NTA was the Cruzado Domenicos. Along with the Eperney, each blend has its own unique character all of which I adore. The MKULTRA […]


Saint Patrick’s Day: Illusione ~888~ Candela

If you have been watching my reviews from the beginning, you know that St. Patrick’s day is a special day for me, being of Irish descent.  Every year I try to review a special cigar on this day and this year, Dion Giolito of Illusione Cigars gave me a cigar that made it easy for […]