“Smoked Up” No.15

Another week has crept passed us, which means another issue of “Smoked Up”. This week’s issue is late due to some typical “Spring Cleaning” and unexpected truck mechanical issues… Like usual, I had a variety of cigars when I did get time to sit down for a smoke. From light and mild to bold and […]


Smoke Inn Arturo Fuente Solaris Microblend

Smoke Inn has been releasing small batch production cigars from various manufactures, like Padron, My Father and Tatuaje, as exclusives for their stores for the past couple of years.  Each blend as been very well received and are produced in very small batches. The newest release is the Solaris by Arturo Fuente.  The cigar was […]


Flor De Las Antillas by My Father Cigars

My Father Cigars recently released a new cigar to thier always extending cigar line. The Flor De Las Antillas is the new creation from My Father Cigars. “The name was chosen to honor Cuba, which has always been referred to as the flower of the Antilles” The cigar was blended to complete thier profile of […]


Ashton VSG Pegasus

If you’ve followed me on Twitter or friended me on Facebook, you have seen this cigar often.  I also have this cigar on my Top Cigars of 2011 list.  I haven’t put a review in yet for it and, honestly, it wasn’t scheduled for this week either, but last week we got word that Manny […]


Rocky Patel Sun Grown

Continuing with the “Humidor Staple Series” that started with the Oliva Serie O, I have for you another cigar that finds its way into a lot of people’s humidors. The Rocky Patel Sun Grown is one of the cigars that hooked me on this hobby. As you will see in the video, things have not […]


Oliva Serie O

Today I am kicking off a new series of reviews that I am calling the “Humidor Staple Series.” In the ongoing attempt of all forms of cigar reviewing; whether it be magazines, blogs, etc.; we are always trying to get the reviews of the new stuff out there as soon as possible. While this is […]


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 […]


Diamond Crown Maximus Robusto #5

The Diamond Crown Maximus was one of the first super premium cigars that came on the market near the end of the cigar boom. Made by Tabacalera A. Fuente for JC Newman in the Dominican Republic, it was a bolder version of the Diamond Crown line that was to appeal the rapidly growing full bodied […]


San Cristobal Seleccion del Sol

At the 2009 IPCPR Ashton introduced the new San Cristobal Seleccion del Sol which, like the original San Cristobal, is blended by Don Pepin Garcia. This cigar features a Nicaraguan Sun Grown wrapper that was hand picked by Don Pepin and his son Jaime from the first crop of tobacco grown in the Estrella farm […]


Cheap Ash: Padron Londres Maduro

This week I have a wallet friendly smoke for you. The Padron Londres is part of the regular line from Padron. According to the Padron website: “All tobacco in this line is sun-grown habano that is aged for a minimum of two-and-one-half years. Every cigar in this line is available in natural and maduro wrapper. […]