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  • Commentary: Properly Packing a Pipe

    The Stogie Guys
    Joey J
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Following my articles on why I smoke a pipe, tools of the trade, and beginner pipe blends, today I tackle two very important topics: how to pack your pipe, and how to avoid the infamous “tongue burn.” Thankfully, there are simple solutions that will help you with both. To start, we’ll talk about packing a pipe. Now while tobacco comes in all different types of forms (ropes, flakes, plugs, coins, etc.), we are going to talk about those more difficult types in their own specific articles. For now, the first step for you to pack your pipe will be to make sure all of your tobacco looks…
  • Cigar Bandits? Is It True?!

    The Cigar Nut
    David
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:51 am
    Cigar Bandits – Prices So Low, You’ll Feel Like A Bandit! For those who have been on the ride known as The Cigar Nut, it has been a wild and crazy 6 years. From a random review here and there as a way to find that ‘wow’ cigar, to a recognition that the community and the people in it are the real ‘wow’ of the cigar world – it is only right that I let you all know about my latest venture in this thing we call life – Cigar Bandits. Started as a no muss, no fuss approach – I quickly realized that for most, running a business is simply having a…
  • Cigar Review: Reunion Digestivo

    Cigar Reviews and Ratings
    acigarsmoker
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:38 pm
    At the 2014 DC TweetUp; one of the cigars given to me was from the Bodega Cigar Company called Reunion. I’ll be the first to admit growing up in NYC the name Bodega Cigars is less than appealing. Especially since many of the bodega’s in the city are fronts for drugs. When I lived back in NYC I could tell you many of those corner stores where you could cop a bag of weed even though I don’t smoke myself. In these communities it is known to the residents but why they aren’t raided is beyond me. Anyway enough of my little rant. Let’s take a look at the cigar……
  • Alec Bradley Tempus Maduro

    Cigar Reviews and Ratings at Cigar Inspector
    Kayla
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:22 am
    Origin : Nicaragua Format : Terra Nova (robusto) Size : 5 x 50 Wrapper : San Andres Maduro Filler : Nicaraguan & Honduran Binder : Honduran Hand-Made Price : ~$8.50 eachMore info about purchasing Alec Bradley Tempus cigars... Construction The Alec Bradley Tempus Maduro utilizes the same delicious blend of fillers as the original Tempus and amps up the flavor with a San Andres Maduro wrapper. The wrapper leaf is the color of dark chocolate and flecked with a few veins. An ornate purple, silver, and gold band is the perfect accent to the stunning wrapper leaf. The length of the five-inch…
  • 262 Allegiance Toro (Prerelease)

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    Charlie Minato
    20 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    This month, 262 Cigars is expected to ship its newest blend, Allegiance. As has been the case with most of the offerings from 262, the cigar’s name is attached to the overall branding of the company, attacks on freedoms, particularly of cigar smokers. As for the cigars themselves, it will be offered in two sizes: a 6 x 54 box-pressed toro ($8.50) and a 5 x 50 round robusto ($7.50). Both cigars will come in ten-count boxes. Craig Cunningham’s Tabacalera Carreras factory is making the cigars in Estelí, Nicaragua. It features a Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper sits over a Nicaraguan binder with…
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  • Commentary: Properly Packing a Pipe

    Joey J
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Following my articles on why I smoke a pipe, tools of the trade, and beginner pipe blends, today I tackle two very important topics: how to pack your pipe, and how to avoid the infamous “tongue burn.” Thankfully, there are simple solutions that will help you with both. To start, we’ll talk about packing a pipe. Now while tobacco comes in all different types of forms (ropes, flakes, plugs, coins, etc.), we are going to talk about those more difficult types in their own specific articles. For now, the first step for you to pack your pipe will be to make sure all of your tobacco looks…
  • Quick Smoke: San Lotano Oval Connecticut Robusto

    Patrick S
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.” Making a full-bodied cigar with a Connecticut shade-grown wrapper can be a challenge. Often, either the wrapper gets overwhelmed or there are significant bitter notes. Fortunately, A.J. Fernandez hits the mark with the San Lotano Oval Connecticut, made with Nicaraguan binder and filler, with additional filler from Honduras. The Robusto (5.5 x 54) features the unique oval shape Fernandez has created and marketed. It produces thick,…
  • Quick Smoke: Avo 88 Limited Edition 2014

    George E
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.” Each year, it seems, the hoopla and accoutrements surrounding Avo Uvezian’s birthday cigar just keep growing. The 2014 offering—Dominican puro belicoso (6 x 52)—is no different. The name reflects his 88th birthday, the number of piano keys, and total production (8,888 boxes of 16). I was intrigued with the cigar’s start, a nice hot pepper with grassy undertones that nearly reversed after an inch or so, attended by a syrupy…
  • Stogie Guys Friday Sampler No. 379

    The Stogie Guys
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    As we have since July 2006, each Friday we’ll post a mixed bag of quick cigar news and other items of interest. Below is our latest Friday Sampler. 1) Nicaragua, which is on pace to surpass the Dominican Republic as the number one exporter of premium cigars to the U.S. market, has recently been hit by a series of earthquakes. For the population, the tremors are causing unease, and forcing many to recall painful memories of a disastrous earthquake 42 years ago. “Life in Nicaragua, whose capital was devastated in 1972 by a magnitude-6.2 quake that killed nearly 10,000 people, has become a…
  • Cigar Spirits: Jefferson’s Straight Rye Whiskey

    Patrick S
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Rye whiskey is a quintessentially American spirit, and yet in recent decades Canada has become better known for rye than the United States. Canadian whiskey is synonymous with rye, as rye is the dominant grain in most Canadian whiskey. But most Canadian whiskey doesn’t meet the “straight rye” designation since the rye is often mixed with neutral grain spirits (basically vodka), to produce the low-proof, smooth-drinking Canadian whiskey you might be familiar with. And yet lots of rye is made in Canada, which caught the eye of some American whiskey sellers as old aged rye has…
 
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  • Cigar Bandits? Is It True?!

    David
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:51 am
    Cigar Bandits – Prices So Low, You’ll Feel Like A Bandit! For those who have been on the ride known as The Cigar Nut, it has been a wild and crazy 6 years. From a random review here and there as a way to find that ‘wow’ cigar, to a recognition that the community and the people in it are the real ‘wow’ of the cigar world – it is only right that I let you all know about my latest venture in this thing we call life – Cigar Bandits. Started as a no muss, no fuss approach – I quickly realized that for most, running a business is simply having a…
  • Cigar Press Release : Punch Rare Corojo Returns with New Size and Updated Packaging

    David
    3 Mar 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Punch Rare Corojo Returns with New Size and Updated Packaging Punch Rare Corojo is making its annual return, this time with a sleek, retailer-friendly box and an extremely limited new size. The 2014 release of Punch Rare Corojo features Rare Salomones, a 7.25” x 57 figurado which is the only cigar in the line that’s packaged in a wooden cabinet-style box. It will sell for an SRP of $7.99 per cigar and will only be available in 2014, until the limited quantity is depleted. The blend and band of Punch Rare Corojo have not changed – just the packaging and the addition of Rare Salomones.
  • Cigar News : Agio Cigars and Drew Estate Proudly Announce Distribution Partnership

    David
    3 Mar 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Agio Cigars and Drew Estate Proudly Announce Distribution Partnership Miami, FL, March 3, 2014: Royal Agio Cigars and Drew Estate Tobacco Company are pleased to announce exclusive distribution agreement effective April 1st 2014. Drew Estate will market, sell, and distribute all Royal Agio Cigar brands in the United States. This agreement expands Royal Agio Cigars’ reach across the broad channels of tobacco distribution throughout the U.S. and provides the opportunity to market Panter, Mehari’s and Balmoral brands in the optimal way. Boris Wintermans, CEO of Royal Agio Cigars explains:…
  • Cigar Press Release : SAM LECCIA READY TO PUT CIGAR INDUSTRY IN A HEADLOCK

    David
    26 Feb 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Miami, FL February 26, 2014 Sam Leccia, President of Leccia Tobacco, is looking to put the cigar industry in a headlock with the announcement of his latest blend, “Luchador”. Following up on the success of his much anticipated comeback with the highly acclaimed Leccia Black and White cigar blends, Leccia is looking to add a little spice and flair with his latest release. Luchador, which translates to “wrestler” in Spanish, is an exotic five-country cigar blend hand crafted in Nicaragua, consisting of some unique tobaccos. A Mexican San Andreas Wrapper leaf surrounds a habano binder…
  • Cigar Press Release : Drew Estate and Royal Gold Cigars Announce NIRVANA

    David
    5 Feb 2014 | 11:43 am
    Drew Estate and Royal Gold Cigars Announce NIRVANA Miami, FL, February 5, 2014: Royal Gold Cigars has partnered with renowned cigar manufacturer Drew Estate for their latest premium, hand-rolled cigar release, NIRVANA CAMEROON SELECTION. The new cigar features a luscious, light-brown, Rosado wrapper grown in the Eastern province of Cameroon, Africa. The wrapper is grown by small farmers who, when it’s time to cure the tobacco, clear an area of land and construct a rustic curing barn. This completely natural process translates into a leaf almost devoid of disease and also produces some of…
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  • Cigar Review: Reunion Digestivo

    acigarsmoker
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:38 pm
    At the 2014 DC TweetUp; one of the cigars given to me was from the Bodega Cigar Company called Reunion. I’ll be the first to admit growing up in NYC the name Bodega Cigars is less than appealing. Especially since many of the bodega’s in the city are fronts for drugs. When I lived back in NYC I could tell you many of those corner stores where you could cop a bag of weed even though I don’t smoke myself. In these communities it is known to the residents but why they aren’t raided is beyond me. Anyway enough of my little rant. Let’s take a look at the cigar……
  • Press Release: The Banker by H. Upmann

    acigarsmoker
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:06 am
    Celebrate the richest moments of life with Altadis U.S.A.’s newest cigar, “The Banker” by H. Upmann. This exciting bold cigar boasts an earthy and toasty smoking experience and will begin shipping in late April 2014. German bankers Carl and Herman Upmann traveled to Cuba to craft an exceptionally unique cigar in 1844. They locked it in the vaults and gave it as a special gift to their most important clients. After almost 170 years, Altadis U.S.A. has gone to great lengths to recreate this original blend with “The Banker.” Using a dark Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, a Nicaraguan binder…
  • Cigar Review: Nica Rustica by Drew Estate

    acigarsmoker
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:12 pm
    While I spend my last few weeks in Miami I was gifted today’s review by one of my friends that I will miss, Garrett. As I get ready to move to a yet to be disclosed location, I’ve been spending my time at one the best shops in Florida, Cigar Cellar & Lounge. I will say this, my footprint in the industry has only just begun and I look forward to bigger things and an exciting new partnership. Size: 6 x 52 (Toro) Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Binder:  San Andreas Filler: Nicaragua Strength: Medium-Full Flavor: Full Cigars Smoked For Review: 3 Construction and Appearance: …
  • Cigar Review: Cien Anos Maduro by La Aurora

    acigarsmoker
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    Cien Anos Maduro by La Aurora It’s been a long time since I wrote a review and wether or not I do another one remains to be seen but writing feels natural to me, it always has. To quote Charlie over at halfwheel.com he says the world needs another blogger and one can easily sense the sarcasm. Having worked at Miami Cigar & Company I can share the horrors of why we get a bad rap, so maybe there is a reason for me to come back you never know. Today I am reviewing the limited edition La Aurora Cien Anos Maduro. It was a box given to me by the VP of Miami Cigar, Jason Wood on my last…
  • Cigar Almanac – February 15, 2014

    peter
    15 Feb 2014 | 5:24 am
    Welcome to the Cigar Almanac! The Cigar Almanac is post we do each Saturday at A Cigar Smoker’s Journal which catalogues the reviews we have done on this week in past years. The Almanac will give you a look at how our website has evolved over the years, and maybe highlight a review of a cigar or two you haven’t heard of before. Enjoy! Here is the Cigar Almanac for the week of February 15th: Reviews from this week in 2013: Oliva Serie V Nub 460 J Grotto Series Reserve Lancero Reviews from this week in 2012: Vega Fina Sumum 2010 Villiger 1888 Fuerte Saint Luis Rey Series G Reviews from…
 
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  • Alec Bradley Tempus Maduro

    Kayla
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:22 am
    Origin : Nicaragua Format : Terra Nova (robusto) Size : 5 x 50 Wrapper : San Andres Maduro Filler : Nicaraguan & Honduran Binder : Honduran Hand-Made Price : ~$8.50 eachMore info about purchasing Alec Bradley Tempus cigars... Construction The Alec Bradley Tempus Maduro utilizes the same delicious blend of fillers as the original Tempus and amps up the flavor with a San Andres Maduro wrapper. The wrapper leaf is the color of dark chocolate and flecked with a few veins. An ornate purple, silver, and gold band is the perfect accent to the stunning wrapper leaf. The length of the five-inch…
  • Amazon $27 Gift Certificate Giveaway

    Inspector
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:18 am
    As I stated in my best cigar books post, proceeds from sale of books would be given back to one lucky reader in the form of a gift certificate. Here is another one. It is a gift card for $27 that can be redeemed on Amazon.com (doesn't work on .co.uk or .fr). Just leave a comment on this post to be entered in the draw. The winner will be announced in one week, next Tuesday. CigarStash.com - the ultimate cigars shopping tool! Post from CigarInspector.comAmazon $27 Gift Certificate Giveaway
  • L’Atelier Lat 52

    Ray
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:05 am
    Origin : Nicaragua Format : Petit Robusto Size : 4 3/4 x 52 Wrapper : Ecuador Filler : Nicaragua Binder : Nicaragua Hand-Made Price : ~$8 eachMore info about purchasing L'Atelier cigars... L'Atelier Lat 52 is manufactured by L’Atelier Imports, a company created by Pete Johnson of Tatuaje (although he doesn't participate in operations), his brother K.C. Johnson, Dan Welsh of New Havana Cigars, and Sean “Casper” Johnson. The four (three?) make a formidable team, and their line is getting a lot of attention. The Lat 52 has a Nicaraguan filler and binder in a unique Ecuadorian wrapper known…
  • 601 Blue Maduro

    Kayla
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:28 am
    Origin : Nicaragua Format : Prominente Size : 5.5 x 56 Wrapper : Nicaraguan Broadleaf Maduro Filler : Cuban-seed Nicaraguan long filler Binder : Nicaraguan Strength : Full Hand-Made Price : $9.30 each More info about purchasing 601 Blue cigars... Construction Created by Eric Espinoza and made by Jose Garcia, the 601 Blue Maduro has quite an impressive resume; including the number six spot on Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 Cigars of 2009 list and an impressive 93 rating. This beautiful stick is chock-full of rich Nicaraguan long filler tobacco and wrapped in a chewy broadleaf Maduro wrapper. The…
  • Rocky Patel Fifteenth Anniversary

    Kaleehb
    3 Apr 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Origin : Nicaragua Format : Torpedo Size : 6 1/8 x 52 Wrapper : Ecuador Filler : Nicaragua Binder : Nicaragua Hand-Made Price : $11 eachMore info about purchasing Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary cigars... The Rocky Patel Fifteenth Anniversary was released to celebrate Rocky Patel’s 15 years in the cigar business. Starting as the Indian Tabac Cigar Company, Rocky Patel Premium Cigars has come to prove itself in the ever growing cigar industry. The Fifteenth Anniversary series is rolled in Nicaragua at Tabacalera Villa Cuba, which Patel only partially owns. The filler tobacco for these cigars is…
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  • 262 Allegiance Toro (Prerelease)

    Charlie Minato
    20 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    This month, 262 Cigars is expected to ship its newest blend, Allegiance. As has been the case with most of the offerings from 262, the cigar’s name is attached to the overall branding of the company, attacks on freedoms, particularly of cigar smokers. As for the cigars themselves, it will be offered in two sizes: a 6 x 54 box-pressed toro ($8.50) and a 5 x 50 round robusto ($7.50). Both cigars will come in ten-count boxes. Craig Cunningham’s Tabacalera Carreras factory is making the cigars in Estelí, Nicaragua. It features a Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper sits over a Nicaraguan binder with…
  • Kennett, Mo. City Council Passes Smoking Ban

    Patrick Lagreid
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:29 am
    Following the direction that voters laid out via an advisory vote last week, the Kennett City Council passed a sweeping smoking ban on Wednesday by an 8-1 vote. On April 9, voters were asked to provide guidance to the council via an advisory election, with the proposed ordinance getting 68% percent of the small turnout, which was estimated at approximately 10% of the electorate. With the council passing the ordinance, smoking is now prohibited in enclosed public places, places of employment, private clubs, and within five feet of outside entrances, operable windows and ventilation systems of…
  • Saluda, N.C. Working on Smoking Ban for Parks

    Patrick Lagreid
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:14 am
    The small city of Saluda, N.C. is joining the wave of municipalities looking at smoking bans for its parks and recreation areas, as the Saluda City Council discussed a proposal at their meeting this week and expects to have a revised draft on the agenda for their May meeting. According to a report in the Tyron Daily Bulletin, the sticking point at the meeting was whether or not to include the town’s pavilion, a popular spot for events and private rentals. The council eventually agreed to have a draft ordinance written that would include the pavilion as well as its two main parks. It…
  • Leccia Luchador El Hombre (Prerelease)

    Patrick Lagreid
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:48 pm
    For his third regular production line, Sam Leccia turned to the world of lucha libre and the iconic luchador. Announced in late February, the Leccia Luchador is incorporating a number of Mexican-themed aspects, including its official release date on May 5, otherwise known as Cinco de Mayo. Leccia is using a Mexican San Andrés leaf for the wrapper, which sits atop an Ecuadorian habano binder and fillers from Honduras, Nicaragua and Pennsylvania. At the time of the release, he said the Leccia Luchador is a cigar “a seriously unique blend that goes from sweet to spicy in 0 to 60.”…
  • Beach Smoking Ban Could Be Coming to Cape Cod Seashore

    Patrick Lagreid
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
    The iconic Cape Cod Seashore could be the next to ban smoking at its beaches, as Seashore Supt. George Price recently told the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission that smoking was reported as the number one complaint at the six beaches in the Seashore’s care. At the commission’s meeting this past Monday, Cape Cod National Seashore Supt. George Price said that he is considering instituting a smoking ban at the beaches and was met with generally favorable support from the commission, according to the Provincetown Banner. The cleanup of cigarette butts, as well as…
 
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  • Resources For Cigar Lovers

    admin
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:58 am
    The world of cigars is richly layered, not only with a vast array of products, but also a lot of specialized knowledge. Keeping on top of what’s new in the cigar industry can be daunting, but here are a few easy resources you can take advantage of. Cigar Aficionado. Both a website and a published magazine, Cigar Aficionado is a well-rounded look at the cigar industry, with product reviews, celebrity interviews, and a wealth of smoking knowledge. If there’s news in the cigar biz, you’ll find it here. Cigar Forums. There are numerous online forums for cigar lovers, such as…
  • What Are The Health Risks With Cigars?

    admin
    27 Mar 2014 | 11:49 am
    One of the benefits of living in our modern age is that we can inform ourselves on the health risks (or lack thereof) of any activity, from unprotected sun exposure, to a nightly glass of whiskey before bed. As a cigar shop, we aren’t here to pretend there aren’t health risks associated with smoking tobacco, but let’s take a look at the actual health risks associated with smoking cigars. First off, if you’re the type who inhales their cigars down into the lungs, the risks are on par with smoking cigarettes, and lessen depending on how infrequently you smoke them.
  • A Beginner’s Guide To Smoking A Cigar

    admin
    13 Mar 2014 | 2:55 pm
    If you’re new to cigar smoking, it may seem like there are many intricacies to learn and overcome, but in reality, how you enjoy a cigar is completely up to you. There are ‘rules’ for cutting, lighting, and smoking a cigar, but ultimately it’s your preference that rules. That said, here are a few general tips for beginners to get the most enjoyment out of a fine cigar. We’ve covered the proper ways to cut and light a cigar in past blogs, and there are enough guidelines with those steps to deserve their own entries. Once your cigar is cut and lit, you want to keep…
  • A Closer Look at Tobacco Production

    admin
    28 Feb 2014 | 9:05 am
    Every cigar smoker knows their cigar is made from tobacco, and most know at the very least the geographic region their tobacco comes from. But there’s more to tobacco than just the country of origin; here’s a closer look at tobacco production. Tobacco is grown all over the world, although the majority of tobacco used in cigars comes from Central America, Dominican Republic, and Cuba. Sometimes seed tobacco from one area is grown in another, as when you see a cigar labeled ‘Cuban seed’. This term also applies to heirloom seeds from plants originally from Cuba. Tobacco…
  • Valentine’s Day Gifts For Your Cigar Lover

    admin
    13 Feb 2014 | 1:59 pm
    If you have a cigar enthusiast in your life, Valentine’s Day is a great time to surprise them with a gift that they won’t just like- they’ll love. Here are a few last-minute gift ideas for your cigar lover. Lighter. The key ingredient to cigar enjoyment (or any smoking hobby) is fire. If your smoker is using disposable lighters, why not upgrade them with a quality permanent lighter? A fine metal lighter will last them the rest of their life, and be a nice reminder of your gesture each time they use it. Cutter. If your cigar lover doesn’t already have a quality cutter,…
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  • House of Emilio March Newsletter

    Gary Griffith
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:53 am
    The Best of the BoutiquesOur monthly digest of all the published reviews of House of Emilio Cigars. Many thanks to those who have taken their time to honor us with their perspective.Stogies on the Rocks review of the Bodega Reunion Digestivo: "The second third is a nice blend of earth, wood, and pepper.  There is also a nuttiness that develops.  The retrohale is still strong on earth and pepper, but the finish has become milder.  As this sections transitions, the wood gets stronger and some salt joins the nuttiness.The final third sees all of the elements come together with a…
  • American Boutique Cigar Manufacturers Association

    Gary Griffith
    21 Mar 2014 | 7:41 am
    Last weekend at the DC Tweetup the idea of a Boutique Cigar Manufacturers Association came up, and I instantly knew the House of Emilio would be on board.A more formal announcement will come in a few weeks, but in the interim I'd like to invite small manufacturers to contact me to gauge interest.Our purpose will be to demonstrate to our elected representatives that we are American small businesses, and to garner support in that way.Obviously this whole idea is in its infancy, and going forward we will be able to more clearly define our purpose as more and more of our fellow passionate brand…
  • What is the House of Emilio?

    Gary Griffith
    20 Mar 2014 | 2:30 pm
    The Best of the Boutiques     From time to time we're asked about what the House of Emilio is. The fact is, even we who are a part of this are constantly asking ourselves that same question, and perhaps I can shed some light on what we are today.     The House of Emilio is an outfall of my own dream to make cigars under my own brand, Emilio Cigars. As I began to gain some success and recognition from the cigar community my travels took me to various places at various times, and I met other similarly passionate small cigar…
  • House of Emilio February Newsletter

    Gary Griffith
    27 Feb 2014 | 4:12 pm
    The Best of the Boutiques News and Reviews from and about the House of EmiloFamily of Cigars Review of the Bodega Cigars Digestivo by The Smoking Greek: "The Digestivo was a flavorful, well constructed introduction to the line for me. Knowing the Bodega family’s passion for tasty cigars, food, and beverage I had high hopes. The Digestivo didn’t fail to meet my expectations. The whole experience encapsulated, for me, the idea behind Bodega’s philosophy of the lifestyle."  Link Casas Fumando reviewed the Ezra Zion Eminence: "just how great Mexican San Andreas is as a…
  • Bodega Premium Blends Press Release

    Gary Griffith
    22 Feb 2014 | 1:04 pm
    BODEGA PREMIUM BLENDS ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITHICON MANN™ FOR 2ND ANNUAL “POWER 50” PRE-OSCAR DINNER EXPERIENCELos Angeles  - February 20, 2014 - Bodega Premium Blends @BodegaCigars today announced their support of ICON MANN™ and the 2nd Annual pre-Oscar event.  ICON MANN™ is the leading lifestyle media company “championing the accomplishments and positive dialog surrounding the Diaspora of Black men.” Their impressive list of luminaries span from Award-winning actors/directors/musicians to Fortune 500 businessmen including numerous premiere Cultural Artistes, Media…
 
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  • Inferno Flashpoint Robusto

    Jeremy Yow
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:49 am
    Stogies On The Rocks | Cigar Reviews and Spirit Pairings Initial Thoughts In 2012, Oliva Cigar Co released the Inferno, which was a premium cigar at budget prices. I personally have not smoked one, but I hear really good things from those that have.  In 2013, a different Inferno was released, the Flashpoint.  This one was not as cheap and was not the same blend
  • Joya de Nicaragua Cuatro Cinco

    Jeremy Yow
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    Stogies On The Rocks | Cigar Reviews and Spirit Pairings Initial Thoughts In case you missed the announcement, 2013 marked the 45th year of Joya de Nicaragua Cigar Company.  Starting in 1968, they lay claim to being the original Nicaraguan cigar company.  I wrote a little bit about their history in an earlier review of the 1970 Antaño. To celebrate the occasion, JdN released the
  • Buffalo Trace Distillery Releases Elmer T. Lee Commemorative Edition Bourbon

    Siz
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:24 am
    Stogies On The Rocks | Cigar Reviews and Spirit Pairings In 1949, a slight young man fresh out of college with an engineering degree came to work at Buffalo Trace Distillery (then known as the George T. Stagg Distillery). That man was Elmer T. Lee, and little did anyone know, he would become a legend in the bourbon industry – a Master Distiller, creating the
  • How to Pair Cigars Part 4

    Siz
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:45 am
    Stogies On The Rocks | Cigar Reviews and Spirit Pairings How to Pair Cigars Now I’m assuming most of you are going to take the academic route and really research which cigars you want to pair. I totally understand that and honestly I really enjoy doing that. In fact I built an entire website where that’s the majority of what I talk about! So… let’s
  • Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition

    Siz
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    Stogies On The Rocks | Cigar Reviews and Spirit Pairings Initial Thoughts I’ve long heard the name and seen the bottle for Cutty Sark. To be honest, I always thought it was Cutty Shark (I’ve probably typed that a hundred times). Never really knew the difference because I had never bought a bottle before. I knew it was a Scotch whisky and that was about
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