Oliva Connecticut Reserve Toro

A while back I reviewed the Camacho Connecticut and discussed the other Connecticut that was entering the fray around the same time. Both of these sticks were marketing a fuller bodied smoking experience than your usual Connecticut wrapped cigar. Although I enjoy mostly full bodied sticks, I do enjoy a mid bodied cigar when the […]


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. […]


Rocky Patel Olde World Reserve Corojo

For whatever reason good cigars fall in and out of my smoking rotation all the time. I’m not completely sure why that happens, but it probably has something to do with all of the great cigars that are out there to try. Much is the case with the Rocky Patel Olde World Reserve (OWR) Corojo. […]


Gran Habano Corojo No. 5 Robusto

Today Chris and Brian have a review on the road. As we take a trip to Richmond for a Rocky Patel Event, we decided to record a “mobile” review for you. Today we are smoking the Gran Habano Corojo No. 5 Robusto. Chris covers all of the particulars in the video so let’s get right […]


Rocky Patel 1961

Rocky Patel has a new factory in Nicaragua, the Tabacalera Villa Cuba, S.A, and the first cigar to be made in this factory is the 1961. This cigar was created to celebrate Rocky’s birth year and features an Ecuadorian grown Habano wrapper. The first thing I noticed about this cigar was the incredible amount of […]


Mederos Fifty 1

Today I’m smoking the new Mederos cigar. The Mederos, a joint venture from David Levy and Carlos Mederos, made it’s debut at the 2009 IPCPR Trade-show. The cigars are Nicaraguan puros and feature Corojo wrappesr that were grown in the Jalapa Valley. Since this is such a new cigar, and little Is known about it, […]


Padilla Dominus

Before the IPCPR trade show Ernesto Padilla started tweeting about the new Dominus that was to be released in the upcoming months. He mentioned a few times that this was going to be the most full-bodied cigar he had ever produced. At that point the Dominus was officially on my radar, so when I saw […]


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 […]


CAO Brazilia Gol

Coming at you from Jungle Jim’s in Cincinnati, OH, I have my brother in-law in tow at a CAO event where we are reviewing the CAO Brazilia Gol. The event at Jungle Jim’s was a great time with some great deals on CAO stuff. We bought a box of La Traviata and received a great […]


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 […]