Hurricane Harvey One Love
Houston Strong: The Cigar Industry and Hurricane Harvey

It’s hard to believe that there’s anyone out there who hasn’t heard about Hurricane Harvey and the devastation that it caused over the Greater Houston Area. In a period of less than a week, Hurricane Harvey dumped enough water on South Texas to fill the entire San Francisco Bay TWICE!

Altadis H. Upmann Nicaragua by AJ Fernandez
Cigar Review: H. Upmann Nicaragua by AJ Fernandez

Over the last few years Altadis has teamed up with outside cigar makers, like with Pete Johnson on the Henry Clay Tattoo, but perhaps the most sought after cigar blender of late is AJ Fernandez. Altadis has partnered with AJ on the new H. Upmann Nicaragua, which is a departure from standard Altadis fare. The new H. Upmann Nicaragua is one of those cigars regular production cigars that’ll make a good everyday smoke for the avid cigar enthusiast.

Davidoff 702 Series Anniversario No. 3
Cigar Review: Davidoff 702 Series Anniversario No. 3

Rarely does a specific tobacco attain a celebrity status of its own, but Davidoff’s proprietary Ecuadorian 702 wrapper is one such type of tobacco. The 702 wrapper has been a part of some amazing cigars, making its appearance with the Davidoff LE 2009 Seleccion 702, and then being included on legendary cigars like the Avo LE 2012 La Trompeta and Davidoff LE 2013 Year of the Snake. Davidoff has taken this impressive tobacco and used it in place of the Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper on seven of their core blends.

Viaje Zombie Antidote 2017
Cigar Review: Viaje Zombie Antidote (2017) Collector's Edition

For years, Viaje has laid claim to Zombie themed cigars, with cigars like the Zombie Supershot, the Zombie Antidote and the recent Zombie Farmer Bill Hatchet. This year, there is a new Collector’s Edition of the Zombie Antidote. Unlike previous versions of the Viaje Zombie Antidote which measured 6 1/4” x 44, the latest version has earned the moniker “Double Dose” because it is 6 1/4” x 50.

Southern Draw Rose of Sharon
Cigar Review: Southern Draw Rose of Sharon

Last year released its first Connecticut cigar with the QuickDraw Connecticut, and since the release of that cigar, many have wondered if there would be a Connecticut addition to their core line of cigars. Finally, there is one, with the release of the Southern Draw Rose of Sharon. As with previous cigars in the core line, the company is keeping with its theme of flower plant name, while also drawing on the biblical expression that first appeared in the King James Bible in 1611...


Cigar Blog Spotlight –

Today we want to use our Toast of the Week to spotlight a new cigar blog. Cigar Photo was setup with a very unique objective – to work in conjunction with other blogs. The site is managed by Jay L., and he describes his approach online: My goal is not to become another statistic but rather deliver something that is slightly different and in some ways,...

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Mike Uhren Contest – Part Three

Today is our final posting for our cigar art contest. We’ll run the contest until the end of next week – March 11th. To view part one and part two, click here and here. Remember, just leave a comment to enter. Opus XXX These were based on a layout of some sticks I got in a trade. The BOTLs that I’ve dealt with thus far have been so...

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Mike Uhren Contest – Part Two

Today we continue our contest, which features cigar art from Mike Uhren. You can view yesterday’s art piece and learn more about the contest by clicking here. Leave a comment to enter. Liga Grande I’d been on a serious Liga binge and was running low on sticks, and wanted a little ‘memory’ after my last one. As I smoked, I’d tried...

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Cigar Artist, Mike Uhren (And Contest)

Today we’d like to introduce you to Cigar Artist Mike Uhren – if you’re unfamiliar with his work, we hope to remedy that this week by highlighting five of his pieces. You can view much of his work on his website here, and you can also follow him on Twitter here. We also have a CONTEST for you – one winner will select his/her favorite of...

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