“Smoked Up” No.55

I wish the weather would make up its cotton pickn’ mind!! One day its 60s and beautiful, the next day its sleeting and icing the roads up. Living in the deepest part of MS, the ice and sleet is not anything we deal with on a usual basis and I didn’t like it at all. […]


Ventura Psyko Seven Robusto

“Medicate Your Mind” Ventura Cigar Company has been around the cigar world for a good amount of time. I never knew what all they had their hands in until I took a look at their website and was quite astonished at the amount of blends they have. They have cigars in every price range from very economical to economical; all their cigars […]


Ventura Cigar Project 805R

The Ventura Cigar Company has been around for a good amount of time. They have numerous lines of cigars from the affordable “Cuban Rejects” up to their new line “Project 805”. I was contacted them in regards to doing a review on the new line “Project 805” recently and gladly accepted. I did a little […]


Espinosa Maduro Robusto

Following the success of the Espinosa line of new cigars released in 2012 comes the Espinosa Maduro. I have found a liking of most anything Erik Espinosa makes from the EO 601 series, Murcielago, La Zona and the La Jugada (made for Moya Ruiz Cigars). They all have distinct flavor profiles, but all have a good […]


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 […]


Recluse Cigar Contest Winners Announcement

The Iconic Leaf Cigar Company, the makers of the Recluse Cigar, had sponsored a month long contest during February. I am very appreciative of them for doing this and supporting NTA and you, the NTA Nation. The contest was fairly simple and we had numerous entries (comments) on the Recluse. It was a fairly tough […]


Arandoza Blue Label Robusto

Arandoza Cigars is a “family owned and operated company, is founded in the belief that through hard work and dedication, applying our knowledge of tobacco and passion for cigars, we would bring to market, a product that would honor the tradition and history of the cigar industry and for those that enjoy them.” The Blue Label […]


“Smoked Up” No.6

This year is really moving fast! Here it is, already into the second week of February. There has been crazy weather up north with snow storms and rain and tornadoes here down south. Between it being cold one day and warm the next, I did jot down a few notes on some of the cigars […]


Emilio Series H Maduro Robusto

Emilio Cigars has a vast array of cigars on the shelves of cigar shops these days. From the Milder Suave to the fuller Grimalkin (La Mousa), there is an Emilio to fit everyone’s likings. Emilio also distributes a good number of smaller boutique company lines such as Nomad, 1502 etc… I smoke a good bit […]


“Smoked Up” No.1

Its a new year and I am going to try out a few ideas this year. I did a small editorial on Trends of 2012 and will do a few more articles as time passes of things on my mind in the cigar world. Another new (to me) thing I am going to try is […]