“Smoked Up” No.80

From the amount of cigars I smoked the past week, I would say things are looking up. I added two cigars to my trip itinerary of seeing my friend at Oschner’s in New Orleans. It so happen to be a La Palina cigar both ways and made the solo trip a lot more manageable for me. […]


“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 […]


J Fuego Origen Original

While I was at IPCPR this year, one of the must stops on the show was Jesus Fuego’s booth as I’m a huge fan of the Gran Reserva Corojo No. 1, Delirum and 777 Corojo.  I just had to see what new he had in store for us.  While waiting at the booth, I notice […]


J. Fuego Origen (Lancero)

When I first heard that the Origen would be released in a lancero I got pretty excited. I’m a sucker for lanceros, and considering my prior experience with the Origen Toro I figured the new vitola would be a treat. So now I’ve had the opportunity to smoke a handful of these cigars and think […]


J. Fuego Gran Reserva Corojo No. 1

Here’s a special Christmas review with a very special guest. Please enjoy and have a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year or whatever else applies. Smoke ’em if you got ’em!


Cheap Ash: Casa Fuego Toro

The Casa Fuego is a budget friendly stick from the maker of the well received J. Fuego Delirium, Grand Reserve Corojo No. 1, and the new 777 Corojo that Ben recently reviewed here. It is a Nicaraguan Puro rolled in Honduras. From what I can gather, this line is exclusive to Cigars International and they […]


New Ash: J. Fuego 777 Corojo

J. Fuego is known for great cigars like the Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 and 1992, but now he has developed his own line. I did a review of his Gran Reserva Corojo No. 1 on Cigar Weekly and raved about it, so when I was at IPCPR, one of my main points of interest was J. Fuego’s booth. The booth was really busy for most of the show, and, finally, on the last full day of the show, I was able to stop in and talk with Jesus Fuego and Ekert Cordon. They were able to tell me about their cigars in more detail and they really wanted me to try the new 777 Corojo, so they gave me a belicoso to sample. This is the cigar I reviewed in the video, but the next day, I got a package from Ekert with more 777 Corojos, but this time, they were the corona vitola. I have to say, I REALLY enjoyed the corona size more. It was more intense with flavor and a little more power. I shared the cigar with a good friend of mine, Jeremy Brown, that works for our local fire department and helps me review cigars. We have 3 others that also help out, but two of them are police officers that were on duty and couldn’t make it last night. We will do a group review soon.