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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...

Mar
13
2015

Contest: Win a Great Smoke 2015 Goodie Bag

Every year, there is one event that both Willy and I. look forward to with the anticipation of a kid waiting for Christmas…Smoke Inn’s Great Smoke in West Palm Beach. One of the largest cigar events in the country, the Great Smoke was the brainchild of Smoke Inn’s Abe Dababneh. The event features the biggest and best manufacturers handing out cigars, live...

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May
04
2014

Contest Update: Just Find J.D.

Last week, from Sunday thru Thursday, I made a trip up to Orlando. While there I got a chance to visit several area shops including Sosa Family Cigars at Downtown Disney and multiple Corona Cigar Co. locations. It was a great chance to meet and talk to some of our readers, and talk to fellow BOTL like Earl from Ohio or Mike from Ocala. To celebrate my joining...

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Apr
22
2014

Cigar Contest: Just Find J.D.

From Sunday thru Thursday (April 27th to May 1st) I will be visiting the Magic Kingdom, which makes this the perfect time for a contest. Obviously I don’t plan on going that long without a cigar, so I’ll be stopping by at a couple Orlando area B&Ms to enjoy a cigar with my fellow BOTL. I’d love to meet as many of our readers as possible....

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Nov
21
2012

Cigar Contest: The Great “Guess The Gurkha” Giveaway!

CONTEST HAS ENDED – WE HAVE OUR WINNERS!!! Grand Prize:  VWarnerJr for including Ghosts and ashtray in his answer! Second Prize: BKinHop who also included Ghosts and ashtray in his answer!       Thanks to everyone for participating!  If you didn’t win, try again when I announce my next contest in a few days! @WillyStyl...

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Apr
04
2011

Cigar Contest: Win Cigars from Cohiba and La Gloria Cubana

Last week we posted a poll and invited you to decide which 3 cigars we’d give away this month. Out of 10 choices from General Cigar, and with over 190 votes, you chose these three! La Gloria Cubana Serie N (22%, 43 Votes) La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Tabaqueros (18%, 34 Votes) Cohiba XV (15%, 29 Votes) Thank you for your participation! You can see the...

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