Cigar Store Review: Ropewalk Tavern & revisiting Baltimore’s Cross Street Tobacco

A year ago, I visited one of my first cigar stores ever: Baltimore’s Cross Street Tobacco. A very laid back place, it was quiet and friendly. This past week I ended up back in Baltimore and decided to visit it again. I went to Ropewalk Tavern, one of only two restaurants in Maryland where you […]

Quick Review: CAO America Robusto Box Press

Cigar Name: CAO America Robusto Box Press (5 1/2 x 55) Cigar Description: Connecticut Shade and Broadleaf Maduro around filler from Dominican, Nicaragua, Italy and USA Cigar Strength: Full Review of the Cigar itself: As I continue through the Four on the 4th of July set, I decided to give the Box Press a go […]

Cigar Rights: What doesn’t belong with the others?

It feels kinda like Sesame Street. You’re shown a bunch of pictures and you need to figure out how it doesn’t belong. In this case, we’re talking about the use of cheap “cigars” to be used as blunt wrappers but a law that doesn’t narrow the specification down. I mean, come one. Do they really […]

Cigar Review: A visit on the Potomac

Cigar Name: CAO America Potomac (5 x 56) Cigar Description: Connecticut Shade and Broadleaf Maduro around filler from Dominican, Nicaragua, Italy and USA Cigar Strength: Full Review of the Cigar itself: Since moving to the USA, I’ve become more and more fascinated by America and the people that make up this vast and varied land. […]

Cigar Review: The Whites, Part 4 — Maduro

Cigar Name: Los Blancos Maduro Robusto (5 x 52) Cigar Description: Nicaraguan Wrapper around Nicaraguan filler Cigar Strength: Mild-Medium Review of the Cigar itself: This is the last of the Los Blancos Robusto cigars I got in the 4 pack. The wrapper is a near-black dark chocolate color, oozing with lush oils. This wrapper was […]

Cigar Review: The Whites, Part 3 — Criollo

Cigar Name: Los Blancos Criollo Robusto (5 x 52) Cigar Description: Nicaraguan Wrapper around Nicaraguan filler Cigar Strength: Medium-Full Review of the Cigar itself: After doing a bit of work this morning, I decided to give another of the Los Blancos a go. The construction wasn’t as smooth as the others and again a couple […]