Rocky Patel Decade 10th Anniversary

If you have never had a Rocky Patel cigar, you must be fairly new to cigars or living in a cave. Rocky Patel has been making cigars from mild to full body, with everything in between, for quite some time now; all at a fairly reasonable price. I have enjoyed quite a few Rocky Patel […]


JM’s Dominican Sumatra Toro

JM’s Dominican Cigars produces a good amount of wallet friendly cigars, and hookah products. The JM means John Mahroukian, whom is the father of the founder of the company, Anto Mahroukian. The company was started in the mid 90s and really took shape in 1997 when the Mahroukians bought their factory; basically after the “cigar boom”. This […]


“Smoked Up” No.25

I am back into the swing of things and getting this week’s “Smoked Up” out a little early. I usually put it out on Tuesday, but I will be on a vacation starting Tuesday. So my editing time will be none while on vacation. My corneal ulcer from the previous week is gone, so that’s a plus […]


1502 Cigars Ruby Toro

1502 Cigars is one of the new boutique lines that have came about recently from Global Premium Cigars. Recently the guys at Emilio Cigars (who gratiously gave me this cigar to try) picked up the 1502 lines under their wings for distribution. 1502 has two other lines besides the Ruby; The Black Gold and the […]


Cigar Journal: Miraculous Templar Cigars

I was contacted a while back by David Rafaeli about his new line of cigar the Miraculous Templar Cigars. There’s a story behind the name for the cigar, and instead of reiterating it here, I’ll just point to to their website. For this “review” I’ve only smoked one of each of the cigars listed below. […]


Avo Limited Edition 2010

Well, I’m back! This week I have the Avo LE 10 for you. I was lucky enough to attend one of Avo’s few events and I picked up a box of these and have been enjoying them ever since. According to the Avo website…”Avo Uvezian’s new birthday creation is a cigar that no aficionado would […]


Quick Ash: Punch Rare Corojo Rothschild

Today I have for you another quick ash. The Punch Rare Corojo is one of the most popular cigars in the US year to year. This year was no exception as some people said the ’09 version was the best they have put out in a long time. The Rothschild is a 4.5″ beauty that […]


Roberto Cigars Robust Blend Robusto

Today I have for you the other blend from Roberto Cigars – the Robust Blend. This video is a little long at over 19 minutes but I was excited about this smoke. According to Roberto Cigars, the robust blend is a medium bodied stick made up of a filler blend of Dominican, Honduran, and Nicaraguan […]


Cubao No. 3

I’m back with another Lancero this week. Today we have EO Brand’s Cubao No. 3, which weighs in at 7.5” x 38. This blend is the brainchild of Erik Espinosa and Eddie Ortega with the help of Don Pepin Garcia. According to EO/United Tobacco’s website the Cubao is manufactured in Estelí, Nicaragua and is comprised […]