Cigar Reviews

Mid week smoking blog – My Father Connecticut Corona Gorda

Perfectly timed for the holidays and time with family, this cigar is blended by father and son combo Jose Pepin Garcia & Jaime Garcia. It’s wrapper of Ecuadorian connecticut covers Nicaraguan binder and filler. A deep hay color matches the barnyard and subtle spices smells on the dry draw- perfectly paired with morning (or – […]

Mid Week Smoke Break Cigar Review: Oliva Nub Cameroon Tubo

Hands off my nub! Here’s all the explanation you need for why I must defend my cigars at all times! Cameroon Wrapper -> Dark and leathery to the touch. A sweet, cedary smoke with an intriguing spice. The aftertaste is dry and toasty. Intense pepper through the nose. A medium to full-bodied cigar that’s toasty […]

Mid Week Smoking Blog: Caldwell’s Lost & Found Pepper Cream Soda

This summer has given everyone the sprucing-up construction bug and we’re no exception. There’s no great handymen without their tools and today this was mine: Caldwell’s Lost & Found Pepper Cream Soda. Without to much effort wasted on fancy cigar presentation, this simple brown paper & twine 10 pack encloses the cigar – a corona […]

End Week Cigar Review Smoking Blog – Drew Estate Java Latte Petite Corona

As temps get larger, my morning cigars get smaller. Morning coffee, however, is a ritual that is observed regardless of season so today I found a perfect pairing – the Drew Estate Java Latte Petite Corona and a cup of my favorite morning coffee. The Java Latte blend is perfectly infused. The stick employs a […]

Mid Week Smoking Blog – Ashton La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial

There are few cigars that have tried taking a blend that’s been around since 2008 and tweaking it a bit. But Ashton’s not really changing it as much as showing it a little bit more love by letting the wrapper – still an Ecuadorian Havana leaf – see a bit more sun. These higher primings […]

Tastiest Cigar of the Week, ARCHETYPE SACRED SCALES

Sometimes, on the back porch, in the front yard or all alone in the park we might feel a twinge or two blue. Here to save the day are the perfectly balanced Archetype Sacred Scales toro cigars. Actually, any size will do. And Because of their delicious and approachable strength and flavor palate you can […]

An easy going cigar review: The AVO XO Preludio

This carefully crafted cigar is great for the both the beginner wanting to move up the strength ladder and the seasoned aficionado. This Avo XO cigar shows complexity yet is never overpowering. Their attentively balanced taste results from the mix of six Dominican aged tobacco leaves. A remarkably smooth, and richly complex medium-bodied composition balanced […]

Cigar Review of the Week: the Ashton VSG by Mefford

There are some cigars that are so tasty you save the for only once in a while. Maybe even only once a year? If you don’t have such a favorite picked out yet, let me tell you mine – the Ashton VSG Eclipse tubo! Not only does it look classy in the tube, it tastes […]

A perfect pairing cigar review: The Caldwell Lost & Found Pepper Cream

This collaboration between Tony Bellatto, Robert Caldwell and Jaclyn Sears comes from the Caldwell Lost & Found line (previously known as Impromptu). The line consists of aged & forgotten cigars found sitting around factories from the very best cigar factories in Central and South America in small batches (sometimes as few as 100 boxes or […]

A Cigar Review Fit for a King Midas By Mefford

A king demands only the finest and Midas wants his gold. The best present for the most important one in your life is this tubo. The La Flor Dominicana Oro Tubo in Natural is the cigar you need to reach for! Not only does it look great as a stocking stuffer, the 5 tubo box […]