The Norteño is a dark attractive looking stick with a slight press to it’s robusto figure. The band is simple with a cream outline around a green and similar cream creating what looks like a bird of some sort. I did a few searches in Google to determine what Norteño means, and it was a fail… Read More Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Norteño
The New World scores very well amongst reviewers. Cigar Journal ranked this the #1 cigar in 2014. The New World was named after Christopher Columbus’s discovery of tobacco in 1492. This was a father and son collaboration and it’s been a big hit. It’s a Nicaraguan Puro. Wrapper is Dark Nicaragua, binder is Jalapa and filler… Read More AJ Fernandez – New World (Robusto)
The Le Bijou 1922 Box Pressed Torpedo was the 2015 Cigar Aficionado cigar of the year. It’s taken me a while to purchase this one, but the weather turned nice today and decided a treat was deserved. The price was circa $10, which is reasonable in my opinion. The cigar is all Nicaraguan and 6… Read More Le Bijou 1922 Box Pressed Torpedo
The Nica Rustica is one of Drew Estates more “affordable” cigars. The best way to describe this 6×52 stick is… a great golf course stogie. It’s a nice looking cigar – very dark in appearance and firm to the touch. As usual this thing smokes like a chimney – no surprise there (all DE cigars do).… Read More Nica Rustica – Experience
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
The weather in Chicago appears to be taking a turn for the better! After a long hibernation it’s time to come out and enjoy the outdoors. To celebrate the occasion I toasted a T52 Double Corona. This was one of the sticks sent directly to me from Drew Estate. More specifically this was one that… Read More Liga Privada T52
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!