“Smoked Up” No.57

The past week has been getting better in my area. The weather got beautiful this weekend in the lower to mid 60s. Was great weather to get out in and do some yard work, enjoy a few cigars etc… I was invited to be in a local cigar shop’s tv commercial on Tuesday afternoon. I […]


Reinado Grand Empire Reserva Box Pressed robusto

As many of  you know, Reinado was one of my surprised of the year last year on my Top Cigars for 2011.  This cigar popped on the scene with very little fan fare but developed a passionate following.  Using a secret proprietary fermentation process on all the tobaccos in the cigar, the cigar has a unique, very […]


Paul Garmirian Gourmet Reserva Exclusiva corona extra

I was introduced to Paul Garmirian cigars by Shawn about a year ago, but I didn’t smoke one until recently.  Shawn gave me a Gourmet robusto a while back that I put up for aging and, honestly, didn’t give it much thought.  That was until I was a guest on the StogieGeeks.com show.  We had […]


Viaje Oro Reserva Edicion Limitada Double Torpedo

That name is a mouthful, huh?  Viaje released the follow up to their No. 2 cigar of the year last year for Cigar Aficionado, Viaje Oro Reserva.  This year, its in a special shape.  The Double Torpedo.  This has become one of Andre Farkas’ favorite cigar shapes.  Enough that it will become a regular shape in […]