Another day. Another Regional thanks to a buddy in Chicago. Last evening I met with my cigar aficionado buddies for a smoke at the Clayton. We try to meet up once a week and shoot the shit. The cigars consumed around the table were (as usual) impressive. Davidoff, Regionals and a guest appearance by the… Read More La Escepcion – Exclusivo Italia
The Davidoff Chefs Edition is a phenomenal cigar. It comes in at 6 x 54 (Toro extra) using an Ecuadorian habano wrapper, Ecuadorian Connecticut binder and four Dominican fillers. It’s unique, tastes wonderful and is of superb construction. Perfect draw. Burns forever. Only minor downfall is the price, which I paid ~$33.00. This is a limited production cigar… Read More Davidoff Chefs Edition (2017)
The OpusX by Arturo Fuente is a phenomenal cigar. The cigar is smooth, tasty, slow burning and an overall treat. Construction is what you would imagine for a premium cigar – perfect. Draw is flawless with plenty of smoke with each pull. The burn time is long…real long. You can get nearly 2 hours out of this… Read More OpusX Perfection #2
The Hammer – Quick Summary: Super smooth, delightful experience. Hard to find but worth trying. Approximate price $40.00 – $100 / Stick Flavor Delicious Hints of Cocoa Smooth Full body Construction Incredible Draw Incredible Burn Incredible Rating A Total Burn Time Almost 3 hours… Bang For Buck Factor A- , it’s just really expensive…
The Sobremesa is a cigar that’s been heavily discussed this year. Originally released in 2015 by Steve Saka of “Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust. Saka is a former Drew Estate President & CEO who ran the company between 2005-2013. He’s credited with creating the Liga Privada #9…six words, The Guy Knows His Cigar Shit. The ties with Drew Estate… Read More Sobremesa (Belicoso Largo 6″x52)
The question…can you safely buy Cuban cigars online? The answer is yes and I’ll explain how and share my experience. Buying cigars online has become a pretty easy process. There are a few online retailers that are very reputable and you get that warm cozy feeling when clicking “Complete Order.” Going outside your comfort level… Read More First Cuban Order!
The Padron 2000 (Natural) is a nice little stick coming in at 5×50 and around $5-6. I purchased a 5 pack for a total of $27.50 It’s nice on the wallet and nice on the pallet. You definitely get some coffee and cocoa flavors along with a bit of spice. I only noticed one transition, but for… Read More Padron 2000 – Natural
At the recommendation of a buddy, I purchased not 1 but a box worth of UF-13’s…I guess that just goes to show how much I trust him. I started out the process of researching the blend and flavor profile on Halfwheel. Click Here for the article. The problem with the Liga Privda Unico Serie UF-13 is… Read More UF-13 & Bloom Cigar Company
Last night was a very successful evening at Updown. For starters they had the La Nox so I can cross that one off the list of “must try.” To take home, I purchased one of the new Herrera Esteli TAA which they just got in. Big thanks to my buddy Izzy for reminding me to ask… Read More UPDOWN Part II
When I think of Cigar reviewers, a few names come to mind immediately. One in particular who’s been my go-to. I’m not sure if a single reviewer can make or break a stick, but it provides some entertainment along with some insight. I’m a big fan of Youtube reviews so I’ll discuss some with video and… Read More Cigar Reviewers…Reviewed!