Cigar Review: Sometimes, some are best not to be smoked..

Cigar Name: Drew Estate Egg Maduro (6 x 42) Cigar Description: Maduro wrapper around Nicaraguan filler Cigar Strength: Medium Review of the Cigar itself: Sometimes ya just gotta try something because it exists. Kinda like deep fried oreos, coke or snickers. You know it’s bad but… When I saw the Egg on sale at half […]

Cigar Review: Sometimes a Good Cigar is more than a cigar, it’s full blown novel.

Cigar Name: Arturo Fuente Hemingway Work of Art Natural (4 7/8 x 56) Cigar Description: Cameroon wrapper around Dominican filler Cigar Strength: Medium Review of the Cigar itself: Back in October, I got to enjoy a Short Story. When I wrote about it someone had suggested that I find out about the Work of Art, […]

Cigar Review: Not all Silver Bullets are small

Cigar Name: Romeo Y Julieta Reserva Real Porta Real (7 x 36) Cigar Description: Ecuadorian Connecticut Maduro wrapper¬† around a Cameroon binder and encapsulating Dominican long fillers Cigar Strength: Medium Review of the Cigar itself: I’m in Alexandria, VA this week and to get here I took the Acela Express train to D.C. The Acela […]

Cigar Review: 5 Times the Flavour and Aging

Cigar Name: Victor Sinclair 55 Series Cameroon (7 x 50) Cigar Description: Cameroon Wrapper around five fillers:¬† Nicaragua Ligero, Cameroon, Olor, Corojo and Havana 2000 from Dominican Republic Cigar Strength: Medium Review of the Cigar itself: With the week over and an impending trip to San Francisco coming up, I thought I’d add a review […]

Cigar Review: A special cigar for TAA stores only

Cigar Name: Rocky Patel TAA Signature Series (5 x 50) Cigar Description: Wrapper and filler Unknown Cigar Strength: Medium Review of the Cigar itself: So this past week I was back in Wall Street teaching. So I headed down to the Broad Street Barclay-Rex, my usual stop when down there, and checked out what they […]

Cigar Review: A “holey” issue

Cigar Name: Romeo y Julieta Cabinet Seleccion Toro (6 x 54) Cigar Description: Cameroon wrapper around Nicaraguan, Peruvian and Dominican filler Cigar Strength: Medium Review of the Cigar itself: Well, it has been a busy few weeks for me. Last week I got to go to Edison, NJ and pay a visit to Smokers’ Haven. […]

A Sunday in NYC’s Little Chinatown/Little Italy

So this weekend I’m on my own as my girlfriend is out of town. I started last night by enjoying a sweet Ashton Aged Maduro #10. I got to enjoy a Forty Creek Barrel Select over the rocks with a splash of cranberry and watched some pretty cheesy ’80s action movies, including the RoboCop trilogy. […]

Cigar Review: Not quite a Saintly “Sexy” Shrub

Cigar Name: Santa Damiana #500 Robusto (5 x 50) Cigar Description: Dominican Republic filler wrapped in a Connecticut wrapper Cigar Strength: Medium Review of the Cigar itself: I’m definitely slacking on the job. Well overdue for a review and will probably spend the next few days doing a few. My humidors are showing signs of […]

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 […]

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 […]