Cigar Review: Hitting the Mark

Cigar Name: Maker’s Mark 650 (6 x 50) Cigar Description: Sumatra Wrapper with Cuban-seed Dominican long-filler Cigar Strength: Mild-Medium Review of the Cigar itself: The history of bourbon can be traced as far as the late 18th century and while no one person considered to have created bourbon, it’s sometimes attributed to Reverend Elijah Craig.  […]

Quick Review: Cameroon to the Max with a Cx2

Cigar Name: CAO Cx2 Toro (6 x 54) Cigar Description: Cameroon wrapper over Cameroon filler Cigar Strength: Medium Review of the Cigar itself: I’ve always loved Cameroon cigars. They have this creaminess that just tastes right. I had heard that the Cx2 by CAO and this definitely didn’t disappoint. I had purchased this yesterday at […]

Charleston, SC — Tinderbox and the Enchantment of the City

I had arrived in Charleston, sans luggage. This about freaked me out since I had about 10 nice cigars in there that I wanted to review — never mind that I had clothes for the week (I’m here until Saturday morning). I checked into my hotel and got a shuttle into the city core. One […]

Cigar Review: That ain’t a cigar. Now THIS is a cigar!

Cigar Name: Diamond Crown Maximus #1 (8 x 50) Cigar Description: Various Dominican fillers surrounded by  Ecuadorian wrapper Cigar Strength: Full Review of the Cigar itself: Ok. So I stole the line from Crocodile Dundee. But ya gotta admit, this is one big cigar (And we’re not just talking size here!) I was sent this […]

Machine-made: Eh.

Seriously. I admit it. I’m a cigar snob. I like my handmade cigars and truly appreciate the fine art of creating a good smoke. But, since we’re in a recession (possibly a D??), handmade smokes are fast becoming a luxury for many and the only alternative is sometimes to go to the local convenience store […]