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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...

Feb
15
2011

Toast of the Week (2/15/11)

Valentine’s Edition! Unfortunately, that get’s you nothing…nothing at all. Although I do hope you were able to enjoy some time with your significant other, whether that be a spouse, a girl/boyfriend, or a nice cigar. For today’s toast, we have a very special announcement! Next week, we’ll be posting a three part interview with Mr....

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Nov
14
2010

Some of our Favorite Posts

Some posts are just a bit more fun to work on… I’m not saying these our best posts, but these are some of the ones we’ve most enjoyed writing! – Articles – Why I Love Cigars: When you really take the time to reflect on why you love something so much, often times you’re surprised by just how much you love it (here) A Bloggers...

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Nov
11
2010

What’s In Your Humidor: Sean Williams of El Primer Mundo

Each Thursday, we’ll be asking those closest to the industry what they keep in their humidor and what their smoking habits are… Today we are joined by Sean Williams, of El Primer Mundo. Sean works with Willy Herrera of El Titan de Bronze to create his blends, and just recently unveiled his fourth cigar, the Liga Miami. His lineup also includes a Criollo Maduro,...

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Nov
04
2010

What’s In Your Humidor: Bryan White of 13th Floor Cigars

Each Thursday, we’ll be asking those closest to the industry what they keep in their humidor and what their smoking habits are… Today we are joined by Bryan White, brand owner of 13th Floor Cigars. We’ve known Bryan for around a year or so, back when he was blend testing for his inaugural release of the Foundation Series. Bryan is a great guy and a joy to...

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Oct
28
2010

What’s In Your Humidor: Clint Aaron of 262 Cigars

Each Thursday, we’ll be asking those closest to the industry what they keep in their humidor and what their smoking habits are… This week we are joined by Clint Aaron, President of 262 Cigars. We’ve been in contact with the three guys behind 262 since last year, when they released their inaugural cigar, the Paradigm (review). They also recently released...

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