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Southern Draw Firethorn toro Cigar
Cigar Review: Southern Draw Firethorn



A lot of boutique cigar companies seem to be popping up in Texas. Founded by US Veterans with a Southern flare, the Southern Draw theme seems to be the perfect fit for a company from Texas. The Firethorn is the second cigar from Southern Draw Cigars, and is manufactured at A. J. Fernandez’s Tabacalera Fernandez located in Estelí, Nicaragua.

EP Carrillo 5 Year Anniversary Cigar (EPC)
Cigar Review: EP Carrillo 5 Year Anniversary


To celebrate five years of EPC Cigars Ernesto-Perez Carrillo has released the EP Carrillo 5 Year Anniversary cigar. It manages to be reminiscent of other Carrillo cigars while being something special at the same time. Everything about the 5 Year Anniversary is impressive. Fans of Carrillo cigars will certainly find it worth the money.

Joel Sherman 75th Celebration cigar by Nat Sherman
Cigar Review: Joel Sherman 75th Celebration by Nat Sherman



Joel Sherman is one of those men in the cigar industry that you can’t help but like. As the son of legendary tobacconist Nat Sherman celebrates his 75th year, it seems only appropriate that the company honor him with a cigar bearing his name. The Nat Sherman Joel Sherman 75th Celebration is a cigar worthy of carrying Joel’s name. It is a superbly constructed mild-medium bodied cigar that is full of flavor. Since it comes in boxes of ten, this is a great cigar to give as a gift to the mild cigar smoker.

Tatuaje Pudgy Monsters
Cigar Review: Tatuaje Pudgy Monsters



The much anticipated follow up to Pete Johnson’s Little Monsters is the perfect Halloween treat. The Pudgy Monsters box is the only place to get your hands on the older blends in the Monster Series, albeit in a smaller size. Each box contains contained ten cigars: 1, Frank, 1 Drac, 1 Face, 1 Wolf, 1 Mummy, 1 Jason, 2 Chucks and 2 Tiffs. Since the cigars can only be purchased by the box, we decided to do something different and review (in short form) each of the cigars in one big review.

La Aroma de Cuba Noblesse by Ashton Cigars
Cigar Review: La Aroma de Cuba Noblesse


Sometimes hotly anticipated cigars fail to live up to the hype, but that is definitely not true of the La Aroma de Cuba made for Ashton at the My Father Cigar Factory in Nicaragua. The Noblesse is the first limited edition cigar released by Ashton. A medium bodied full flavored cigar, the Noblesse is one that can be enjoyed by a wide variety of cigar enthusiasts.

Viaje Cache 2014 Cigar
Cigar Review: Viaje Cache (Both Versions)



Viaje released several new impressive cigars at this year’s IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas (see my earlier Viaje Satori and Viaje Collaboration 2014 reviews), and the Cache is yet another good cigar to add to the list. There are actually two version of the Cache; the rounded one at the top of the box and a box pressed version hidden at the bottom of the box. Rather than write up each cigar in seperate reviews, it seemed to make more sense to combine both into a single post.

Apr
19
2011

Toast of the Week (4/19/11)

Toast of the Week (4/19/11)

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope each of you are doing well. I wanted to offer a final reminder about our contest, which will end this Friday. If you haven’t taken a chance to tell us about your first cigar, or read through the over 220 entries, hop on over there now! We are trying to catch up on reviews of new releases. Last week we reviewed the new Cain...

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Apr
12
2011

Toast of the Week (4/12/11)

Toast of the Week (4/12/11)

Another week, another opportunity to highlight what some of the other cigar websites are up to. We hope you enjoy our weekly toast; we always enjoy watching and reading what other folks are smoking, so we figure why not share. Here’s a quick look around this week: The Stogie Review continues to offer a new series, Week in Smoke, which I’ve come to...

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Apr
05
2011

Toast of the Week (4/5/11)

Toast of the Week (4/5/11)

I hope everyone is having a great week. We got hit with a crazy storm last night, knocking out power and throwing trees into homes and across roads, but luckily the 15+ pine trees in my yard stood rooted! We’ve got a really cool contest going right now and we’d love for you to join in. Take a minute to tell us about the first cigar you ever smoked...

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Mar
29
2011

Toast of the Week (3/29/11)

Toast of the Week (3/29/11)

We’re almost into April and I can’t wait for the Spring weather! We spent this past weekend laying a plot for our garden and we’ll plant the sprouts this weekend. So, be on the lookout for summer contests, featuring carrots, onions, zucchini, lima beans, peas, and cantaloupe. But for now, check out our current cigar contest – we’re...

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Mar
23
2011

Toast of the Week (3/23/11)

Toast of the Week (3/23/11)

A day late and a bunch of dollars short, here is our Toast of the Week. It has been a crazy few weeks for both of us – job transitions, busy home life, etc – nothing y’all don’t regularly experience. We’re just going to jump right in: Barry from A Cigar Smoker just returned from the Dominican Republic with La Aurora.  He kept a...

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