Cigar Review: Enjoying a Vintage Upmann

Cigar Name: H. Upmann Vintage Cameroon Robusto (5 x 52) Cigar Description: Cameroon wrapper around Dominican, Nicaraguan and Peruvian filler Cigar Strength: Medium Review of the Cigar itself: I got with an annoying flu bug this week and only just recovered yesterday. So I’d thought I’d start the day with a nice medium cameroon. I […]

Sunday Quick Shots: a Punch, a BestSeller and a Cameroon

Today is a “work” day for me, largely for my other writing projects. I kinda have to focus on a security article as well as my novel. But that doesn’t stop me from enjoying a cigar while I write. So I thought I’d do some quick reviews of the cigars I smoked. Punch Maduro Rothschild: […]

Cigar Review: Shorter Robusto that Packs its Flavour

Cigar Name: Saint Luis Rey Reserva Especial Serie G Short Robusto (4.25 x 54) Cigar Description: Nicaraguan Habano wrapper and a Nicaraguan binder with Honduran and Nicaraguan longfiller tobaccos Cigar Strength: Full Review of the Cigar itself: As I eyed this short cigar and took in what it presented, I realized that this would be […]

Cigar Review: A Blue Maduro

Cigar Name: 601 Box-Pressed Blue Maduro Robusto (5.2 x 52) Cigar Description: Nicaraguan Cuban-seed filler with NIcaraguan wrapper Cigar Strength: Medium-Full Review of the Cigar itself: After my last 601, I wasn’t too sure about this one but I thought I’d give it a try. I’ve always like the maduro dark wrappers for that extra […]

Cigar Review: The Grande Realm of the Mighty Domaine

Cigar Name: Avo Domaine #20 (4 5/8 x 50) Cigar Description: Dominican Republic filler with Ecuadorian wrapper Cigar Strength: Full Review of the Cigar itself: I look outside to a grey-white sky and trees in the midst of changing their colour. The morning noise of Queens waking up trickles in from the outside. Buses, cars […]

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 […]