Quickie Cigar Reviews: A Menage-a-Trois

Ok, ok. So I’ve been enjoying more than I have been writing. Or at least trying to enjoy. I had three cigars this week that I wanted to review but kept forgetting to put up. One was “Meh”, one was “eh.. I’ll have it again” and the last was another “Meh”. I find it frustrating […]

Smokers’ Right: SCHIP and smoking bans

I’m in Manhattan this week, edu-ma-kating the masses on the wonders of virtualization. If you can consider 4 students masses. That said, because I’m at a facility that means limited cigar enjoyment this week. That’s ok. I’ll indulged in the evening. “Mah woman”, as I affectionately call her, had been bugging me to get her […]

Cigar Review: A Salute from one Craftsman to Another

Cigar Name: Nording Torpedo (4 x 54) Cigar Description: Costa Rican Maduro wrapper over Nicaraguan long fillers and Mexican binder Cigar Strength: Full Review of the Cigar itself: This cigar, when I got it, made me think of the NUB cigars that I sometimes like for a “quick” smoke. NUBs, however, tend to be rather […]

Cigar Review: Oh, how sweet it is!

Cigar Name: Fonseca 8-9-8 (6 x 43) Cigar Description: Connecticut wrapper over Dominican and Mexican filler Cigar Strength: Medium Review of the Cigar itself: I recently did an order to Famous-Smoke for a bunch of singles and included in this “sampler” I made, was this cigar. Apparently, Famous had received the cigar in July ’08 […]

Cigar Review: A sweet Criollo

Cigar Name: CAO Criollo Pato (4 7/8 x 50) Cigar Description: Criollo 98 wrapper around Nicaraguan-grown, Cuban seed filler. Cigar Strength: Full Review of the Cigar itself: Not sure where I got this one (perhaps from my Secret Santa on CigarPass) but it’s an interesting cigar. The wrapper is,  pronounced ‘cree-yo-yo’, a Criollo 98, Cuban-seed […]