Archive for September, 2013

Brick House Maduro

I used to smoke the Brick House years ago. It is a cheap, consistent, reliable smoke. I moved on, and they fell off of my radar. Recently, I ran into the Maduro version, and had to try it. Keeping with tradition, the price was reasonable too.   Wrapper: Brazilian Arapiraca Maduro Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua […]

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Posted by Tom - September 30, 2013 at 23:00

Categories: Brickhouse_Maduro, Cigar Reviews, Cigars, JC_Newman, Mighty_Mighty   Tags:

Drew Estate Liga Privada UF-13 Dark

Thanks to Steve for sending me a few cigars to try. I am a big fan of the Liga Privada lines. The T52 and No. 9 are on my list of favorites. These cigars are limited, with quite a bit of fanfare. You can read more about that on the Drew Estate website. Steve contacted […]

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Posted by Tom - September 24, 2013 at 23:00

Categories: Cigar Reviews, Cigars, Drew_Estate, Liga_Privada_UF-13_Dark   Tags:

Ch-Ch-Ch Changes by Frank Seltzer

The IPCPR is officially leaderless.  Bill Spann, who came in as CEO to run the premium cigar group two years ago, has left.  Spann turned in his resignation last week and it was effective on Saturday.  Spann said the main reason was that he was commuting. “My staff and many of our members know that [...]

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Posted by F. Seltzer - September 24, 2013 at 08:13

Categories: Christian Eiroa, Cigars, Grace Sotolong, Hechicera, ipcpr, JR Cigars, Nebraska, Pura Soul, Robert Caldwell, smoking bans, Swisher, Wynwood   Tags:

Perdomo Champagne Sun Grown

The Perdomo Champagne is a staple breakfast or lunch smoke for me. I reach for a Champagne Noir for a reasonably priced, fuller bodied cigar. When I found out that this cigar was available in a sun grown wrapper, I had to try it. Off to the shop I went, and here are my thoughts. […]

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Posted by Tom - September 19, 2013 at 23:00

Categories: Cigar Reviews, Cigars, Nick_Perdomo, Perdomo_Champagne_Sun_Grown   Tags:

TV and Cigars and More Stealing by Frank Seltzer

T-V shows and cigars have become a thing.  Quesada came out with the Heisenberg in honor the show Breaking Bad last year, but there is no official tie in, just that some of the younger Quesadas are fans of the program.  (The main character on the show, if you haven’t seen it, is Walter White [...]

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Posted by F. Seltzer - September 17, 2013 at 11:21

Categories: Cigars   Tags:

CAO Flathead

Thanks to Victoria, of General Cigar Company, for sending me samples of the CAO Flathead. The namesake is a tribute to old school, hotrod motors. You know about flathead motors. The valves sit beside the cylinder, right under the combustion chamber. Much less efficient than current overhead valve motors. My introduction to these old motors […]

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Posted by Tom - September 15, 2013 at 23:00

Categories: cao, Cigar Reviews, Cigars, Flathead, General_Cigar   Tags:

Camacho Mike Ditka Throwback Edition

Da Bears. I saw this cigar on shelves a couple months ago, but resisted purchasing one. Eventually, curiosity got the best of me. I only bought one, and this review is based on that alone. I’m not big on filler material, so here we go.   Wrapper: Honduras Binder: Brazil Filler: Dominican, Honduran, Nicaraguan Size: […]

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Posted by Tom - September 10, 2013 at 23:00

Categories: Camacho, Cigar Reviews, Cigars, Mike_Ditka, Throwback_Edition   Tags:

J Lo is back, Elections and More By Frank Seltzer

Nope not that J Lo, instead it is much older, Juan Lopez  a very old Cuban brand that had been sold by Altadis but then kinda got dropped. As I reported from IPCPR, the company is re-invigorating the brand while keeping the classic Cuban look.  Today the new Juan Lopez is a Nicaraguan puro using [...]

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Posted by F. Seltzer - September 10, 2013 at 15:13

Categories: Ashton, Bloomberg, Cigars, Disney, Juan Lopez, Sosa   Tags:

Sindicato Hex

Thanks to Smoke Inn for sending some samples for review. Sindicato is a new cigar company. Basically, a bunch of retailers got together and formed this brand. Retailers include Smoke Inn, Quality Fresh Cigars, Old Virginia Tobacco, Corona Cigar Company, and Nice Ash Cigars. Who better to collaborate on cigars than experienced retailers? This is […]

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Posted by Tom - September 6, 2013 at 23:00

Categories: Cigar Reviews, Cigars, Sindicato_Hex, smoke_inn   Tags:

A Short Week by Frank Seltzer

I hope everyone enjoyed the Labor Day weekend with a fine cigar.  (Alas, I was working a convention and didn’t not get that chance…sob.) After last week’s blog you should have been able to load up.  And I hope you were able to pair your smoke with a fine beverage.  But before I get to [...]

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Posted by F. Seltzer - September 3, 2013 at 15:33

Categories: cigar lifestyle, Cigars, Jose Blanco, Joya de Nicaragua, La Aurora, Scotch   Tags:

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