Archive for May, 2012

Good News and Bad, a New Lounge and Tobacco Taxes are High Enough by Frank Seltzer

  Let’s get the bad news out of the way .  The weasels in Illinois are trying to sneak through an increase in tobacco taxes.   The vote  in the Illinois House was on Friday and they hoped to meet over the Memorial Day weekend to work out details.  The tax would increase cigarettes by a [...]

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Posted by F. Seltzer - May 29, 2012 at 09:14

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Romeo by Romeo y Julieta

Thanks to Altadis for sending me a sampler of the cigar up for review today. It never get’s old when cigars arrive in the mail. My experience with Romeo y Julieta isn’t anything spectacular. I expected a mild, fairly one dimensional cigar. Let’s see if I was right or not…   Wrapper: Dark Ecuadorian Habano [...]

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Posted by Tom - May 28, 2012 at 23:00

Categories: Altadis, Cigar Reviews, Cigars, Romeo, Romeo_y_Julieta   Tags:

Cigars & Getting into the Spirit, by Tommy Zman

In last week’s blog I discussed my personal choices for pairing man food with cigars. Well this week, as kind of a Part Two, I thought it would be a great follow up to pair some of my favorite libations with the cigars I love… I mean you guys DO like a little bit of [...]

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Posted by editor - May 25, 2012 at 11:01

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Padron Series Londres Maduro

Not long ago I was looking for a smaller cigar at a decent price. Julia, from JuliaLightsUp, suggested the cigar up for review today. Being a fan of the Padron Series in larger sizes, it made sense to try this one. For the record, I paired this cigar with water.   Wrapper: Nicaraguan Maduro Binder [...]

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Posted by Tom - May 25, 2012 at 00:00

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Free Cigars, New Cigars and Smoke in NYC by Frank Seltzer

  Let’s get to the free stuff first.  General Cigar is launching a new website for Hoyo de Monterrey. To mark the occasion, the company is giving away one box a day!  The cigars are the Hoyo de Monterrey Reposados en Cedro.  These cigars are really cedar bombs.  After being rolled at General’s HATSA factory [...]

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Posted by F. Seltzer - May 22, 2012 at 10:45

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Arturo Fuente Solaris (SI Exclusive)

Thanks to Smoke Inn for sending me a couple of these to review. This is another exclusive blend for them, and was completely created by Fuente. Carlos Fuente made a small batch of cigars over six years ago, and there they sat. Until now. I paired with water and got to smoking. Let’s see how [...]

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Posted by Tom - May 20, 2012 at 23:00

Categories: Arturo_Fuente_Solaris, Cigar Reviews, Cigars, fuente, smoke_inn   Tags:

Pairing Cigars with your Man Food, by Tommy Zman

I think it has become obvious on this blog that I have an over the top passion for cigar smoking. I am passionate about a lot of things and unfortunately I don’t know how to stay away from over-indulging. I’m pretty much the classic CROMAG whose passion runs deep for typical guy stuff… you know, [...]

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Posted by editor - May 18, 2012 at 09:32

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Nice Ash – Cigar Reviews by Brian Massey

Perdomo Lot 23 Toro Here at JR Cigars, we try to keep moving forward and introducing new lines to our already huge inventory.  So we’re pleased to announce that we’re now carrying cigars from Perdomo!  Perdomo is a brand that’s always requested by our customers and we worked hard to add this line to our [...]

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Posted by editor - May 17, 2012 at 14:22

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El Tiante Habano Oscuro

Once again, I am reviewing an El Tiante cigar. The Oscuro was included in a sampler that I won on the Stogie 411 first anniversary show. Thanks again to Stogie 411 and El Tiante for the smokes! Like the Rosado, the Oscuro is made in the My Father Cigar factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. You know [...]

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Posted by Tom - May 16, 2012 at 23:00

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New Mischief and a New Cigar (with a dumb name) by Frank Seltzer

Miami has been home to many cigar makers.  It’s legendary Calle Ocho still resonates with the sounds of cigar making.  Now Miami is talking about banning flavored cigars and other tobacco.  As usual, Menthol, Mint and Wintergreen are exempt.  The Miami-Dade County Commissioners are taking a preliminary vote on the measure today.  It is all [...]

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Posted by F. Seltzer - May 15, 2012 at 09:14

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