Archive for July, 2010

Another Slice of Heaven

Heaven Hill just sent me a pre-release of the whiskey maker's latest Parker's Heritage Collection, a series of four (so far) special releases that are a tribute to its distinguished master distiller Parker Beam. The good news is it's excelle...

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Posted by Cigar Aficionado Blog Posts RSS - July 31, 2010 at 15:45

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Nick’s Sticks-Little Havana Maduro

While browsing the humidor at a local shop recently, I ran across the cigar up for review today. I was drawn to the price, and after a few seconds I realized I was looking at Perdomo cigars. I didn’t know this initially since Perdomo is nowhere on the band. A little history… Before the Tabacalera [...]

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

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Looking at Bigger Cigars

Back in 1995, when I was hired by Cigar Aficionado , I was a huge fan of big cigars (I was also thinner, had no beard, and my hair was all black, but that's another story.) When I wanted a cigar—and I always wanted a cigar—I rea...

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Posted by Cigar Aficionado Blog Posts RSS - July 28, 2010 at 08:16

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Gran Habano Connecticut #1

If I recall correctly, a local tobacconist named Jack gave me these to try. It looked like it had potential to be a morning cigar, so I graciously accepted the samples. As always, for the review I paired with water and offer you my thoughts…   Wrapper: Connecticut Binder: Habano, Nicaragua Filler: Habano, Nicaragua Size: [...]

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

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Arresting Developments in New Jersey

We’ve all been told from a very early age that breaking the law can get you in trouble. Get caught stealing from a store and you will be arrested. Punch someone in the face in the street and you will be put away. Sell pot near a school and you’ll be fitted for a nice [...]

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Posted by zman - July 26, 2010 at 03:25

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Falto Cigars – Falto Legado (Corona Gorda)

I never heard of this boutique cigar company until attending an event at The Bonita Smoke Shop. Louis Juan Falto, President & CEO of La Garita Cigar Co., was showcasing his cigars that day. I smoked a couple at the shop and liked what I had. I brought a couple home with me, and this [...]

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Posted by Tom - July 22, 2010 at 23:00

Categories: cigar, Cigar Reviews, Cigars, company, corda, corona, falto, lagarita, legado   Tags:

Smoke a JJ for JJ

I usually try to keep this site focused on cigars and minimize personal subject matter. There are always exceptions, and this is one of them. Today, July 22nd, is the 3rd annual “Smoke a JJ for JJ day.” Jerry from The Stogie Review would appreciate if you would take a moment and smoke a Don [...]

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Posted by Tom - July 21, 2010 at 23:00

Categories: Cigars, don, Events, garcia, Jerry, jj, Misc, pepin, Serie, stogiereview   Tags:

Hidden Gems

This weekend I took my wife and son out for breakfast at one of our favorite places. It's a tiny donut shop called Speedy Donuts that has been in business for 41 years, almost as long as I've been alive, and despite driving by the place lite...

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Posted by Cigar Aficionado Blog Posts RSS - July 19, 2010 at 14:51

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Cigars & the Vacationing Tobacco Junkie

Did the Clark W. Griswold thing this past week and took the family on the yearly vacation jaunt. This time it was Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, home to Busch Gardens Amusement Park and a place rich in American Revolutionary War history. Lots to do in this sweltering heat pit, with daily heat indexes of around 107 [...]

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Posted by zman - July 19, 2010 at 01:26

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Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary

I’m sure you’ve seen every blog out there reviewing this cigar, and I am no exception. Patrick Vivalo, executive sales at Rocky Patel, contacted me to review this cigar. Being a Rocky Patel fan, I accepted and before I knew it, two samples were at my door. Along with the samples was a press release [...]

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Posted by Tom - July 18, 2010 at 23:00

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