“Smoked Up” No.66

Getting back the somewhat usual smoking routine this past week. I enjoyed a few more cigars and didn’t have to help my buddy move (again) this past weekend. I had planned to take the family to an Easter event, but the Misses’ hip was bothering her and there was no sense in aggravating it anymore […]


Partagas 1845 Extra Oscuro Robusto Gordo

General Cigar had a nice hit with the release of the Partagas 1845 in 2012. Extending the fame of the line comes two new versions of the 1845; the Extra Oscuro & Extra Fuerte. Today I will be taking a look at the Extra Oscuro. I don’t too many oscuro cigars, but when I tried […]


Partagas 1845 Introduces Two New Collections The Sequel That’s Second to None

Richmond, VA —General Cigar Company is proud to announce the expansion of the acclaimed Partagas® 1845 line with two unique, channel-specific collections debuting in mid-March.   Partagas 1845 Extra Fuerte was created exclusively for sale at brick and mortar cigar shops, and Partagas 1845 Extra Oscuro will be available only through internet and catalog retailers. Each […]


“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. […]


Press Release: La Flor Dominicana to introduce new items at IPCPR trade show in Orlando this year

Coral Gables, FL July 26, 2012 – La Flor Dominicana will introduce the following items at this year’s IPCPR trade show in Orlando next week, August 2 – August 6.  Limitado V – This release will be our fifth installment in the Limitado series, which has a release about every two years. The powerful blend […]


Press Release: Miami Cigar Announces the Release of Añoranzas Line of Cigars

What is Añoranza? The newest cigar from Miami Cigar & Company will have many wondering how to pronounce it (Ahn-yor-ahn-za) and what does it mean? The word which is Spanish, means nostalgia; a sense of yearning. Often when we smoke, we reflect on times gone by and look back to a period of our lives […]


Favorites: Habano

I was planning on having a review of the new Pinar del Rio 1878 Capa Madura up today but the video did not process by press time so I have for you the next list in my “Favorites” series (look for the PDR 1878 next Thursday). Today I have for you Habano wrapped cigars. Habano […]


Don Pepin Garcia Blue Invicto

We’ve done a lot of Don Pepin’s stuff over the past year but for some reason we never did the blue label. For those veterans of the site, you know that Pepin’s Black label still ranks as my all time favorite smoke. So lets see how this Blue Label compares. Don’t forget to get involved […]


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. […]


Pinar del Rio Oscuro

Pinar del Rio is still a relatively new brand, but looking at these sticks and the packaging it’s hard to tell. There is a traditional feel to these cigars that really interested me from the time they were released. These cigars are produced by Tabacos Don Leoncio, S.A., a partnership between Abe Flores and the […]