Archive for April, 2010

Davidoff’s Dominican Wrapper

I went to the launch of Davidoff's newest cigar, the 1, this week in New York City. It's the first new Davidoff cigar brand (not counting limited editions) in a decade, and it's a big deal because it has a wrapper grown in a new area of the Dominican Republic.

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Posted by Cigar Aficionado Blog Posts RSS - April 30, 2010 at 10:35

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April 2010 – Cigar Site Of The Month

The World According To Stew started up in April of 2008. I’ve been visiting his site pretty much since the beginning. He started off with written cigar reviews peppered with political rants, sports, and a variety of other topics.  It took awhile, but Stew eventually started doing video cigar reviews. They have an honest vibe [...]

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Posted by Tom - April 29, 2010 at 23:00

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Rocky Patel 1961

The Rocky Patel 1961 commemorates the birth year of Rocky. That’s really all I know about this cigar. And personally, I don’t care to have any more details. I tend to focus on the flavor and construction. I found this cigar at a great local shop called The Cigar Loft. Being the Rocky fan that [...]

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Posted by Tom - April 28, 2010 at 23:00

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Spring in New York City

Spring never seems to come soon enough in the Northeast, especially after the recent long, cold, wet winter of 2009-2010. But last Friday, the day offered up not just spring-like weather, but the promise of an early summer. It was all blue sky and bright sunshine, and I was lucky enough to enjoy it all on the terrace of the Metropolitan Club, a venerable institution at 60th and Fifth Avenue, overlooking Central Park.

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Posted by Cigar Aficionado Blog Posts RSS - April 27, 2010 at 08:29

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La Flor Dominicana – Air Bender

Ed and I stopped by The Stogie Review for our monthly Guest spot. This time around we reviewed the La Flor Dominicana Air Bender. What started as a good average cigar developed into a nice full bodied flavor bomb. The Air Bender proves that you can have a full bodied, strong cigar without sacrificing [...]

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Posted by Tom - April 26, 2010 at 23:00

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Smoking New Cigars with Tim Ozgener

Tim Ozgener came by the Cigar Aficionado offices the other day with a few new C.A.O. La Traviata cigars in tow. Tim is the president of C.A.O. International Inc., headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and La Traviata is his company's latest brand.

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Posted by Cigar Aficionado Blog Posts RSS - April 26, 2010 at 09:00

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Heroes in the Streets

My Afternoon With the Boys of Rescue Ink Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to meet some incredibly special guys to interview for an upcoming issue of Cigar Magazine. Their names – Joe Panz and Big Ant – and they run one of the most courageous rescue operation units in the world known as Rescue [...]

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Posted by zman - April 26, 2010 at 02:18

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Drew Estate – La Vieja Habana

The La Vieja Habana is Drew Estates first brand, which was introduced in the mid 90’s. They come in four wrapper variations, the Cuban Corojo, Cameroon, Maduro, and Connecticut. I am doing the Cuban Corojo version. Unlike their flagship Acid line, this is a traditional cigar with no infused flavoring, and it  contains mixed filler. [...]

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Posted by Tom - April 23, 2010 at 23:00

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Adios Mi Abuelo

I have been thinking a lot about Alejandro Robaina, the late great tobacco grower of Cuba. It's hard to think about the 91-year-old no longer being there. 1 at home in his bed, and I can't bear the thought of him not being on his farm, sitting on his terrace in his rocking chair and holding court with a cigar in his hand.

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Posted by Cigar Aficionado Blog Posts RSS - April 21, 2010 at 15:05

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Xikar Warranty

Many of you have read my review of the Xikar Axia here. I had some initial problems and tested the warranty by swapping it out at the shop I bought it at. It couldn’t have been easier. Unfortunately, towards the end of March 2010, the lighter sprung a leak and wouldn’t hold fuel anymore. [...]

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Posted by Tom - April 20, 2010 at 23:00

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