Archive for May, 2013

Rocky Patel HR 500 by Gary Sheffield

I can’t recall where I picked up the cigar being reviewed today. I suspect I got it at one of the few less than memorable places. This blend is a collaboration between Rocky Patel and Gary Sheffield. Apparently Gary is a celebrated baseball player, and this cigar pays tribute to him hitting 500 home runs. […]

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Posted by Tom - May 30, 2013 at 23:00

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A Big Move for La Gloria and More Smoking Laws by Frank Seltzer

La Gloria Cubana is making a move.  The cigar was first made in Miami, then when he could not keep up with demand, owner Ernesto Perez Carrillo moved production to the Dominican Republic in the mid 90s with Miami being phased out.  Carrillo sold his company to Swedish Match, which eventually became part of General [...]

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Posted by F. Seltzer - May 21, 2013 at 09:10

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Kalifornia Goes Nuts and Other Taxing Matters by Frank Seltzer

Well at least one idea in the nanny state did die.  A Democrat assemblymen from San Rafel had this idea that the state should be able to ban smoking in homes. Yup in your own house. The bill said if you shared a wall, ceiling, floor or ventilation system with a neighboring unit you could [...]

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Posted by F. Seltzer - May 15, 2013 at 08:59

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The Maldonado Dynasty Mogul

Thanks to JJO for sending me some smokes awhile back. In the package was the cigar up for review today. This review is based off of one cigar. Consider it a first impression, and take it for what it’s worth. Maldonado Dynasty is a boutique “Beverly Hills cigar brand.” You can read more about it […]

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Posted by Tom - May 12, 2013 at 23:00

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THE BIGGEST DANG CIGAR BASH EVER! By Steve Nathan

Admit it, aren’t you getting just a little sick of crowding into a banquet hall in some fancy shmancy hotel every year that is jam-packed with vendors handing out their smallest sized cigars and then waiting on a painfully long line just to sample some gourmet French appetizer on a little decorative plate prepared by [...]

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Posted by JR Cigars Blog - May 9, 2013 at 09:10

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New cigars and A Great Party by Frank Seltzer

Last week I mentioned the new Saint Luis Rey Gen 2…shortly after we put up the post in came the official announcement. The SLR brand according to research conducted this year is one of the top 15 brands in the US. It has been in the market since 1982, though the original Cuban version was [...]

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Posted by F. Seltzer - May 7, 2013 at 10:55

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