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Anatomy of a Cigar



by at 8:11 pm Cigars 101


Welcome to  “Anatomy of a Cigar”, the first installment of “Cigars 101”.  In response to the many emails and questions I receive which start with “How do I…?”, or “What’s the best way to…?” I decided to put together a… (read the rest)

Arturo Fuente Double Chateau Sungrown Review



by at 9:48 pm Cigar Reviews

Fuente Double Chateau 1

Brand: Arturo Fuente Cigars Series: Chateau Series – Double Chateau Sun Grown Size: 6 ¾” X 50 ring (toro) Origin: Dominican wrapper, binder and filler Price Paid: Approx $8.00 US Paired With: Water and black coffee   Construction: My Double… (read the rest)

EloGio Cigars Habano Crescent City Exclusivo Review



by at 12:02 am (1) Cigar Reviews


Brand: EloGio Cigars Series: Habano Crescent City Cigars Exclusivo Size: Gran Corona – 6” x 48 Origin: Nicaraguan binder, wrapper and filler Price: Approx $10 USD Paired with: Ice water Several months ago, Crescent City Cigars, which happens to be… (read the rest)

PDR 1878 Capa Habana Lancero Review



by at 9:25 pm (1) Cigar Reviews

PDR 1878 lancero

Brand:  Pinar Del Rio (PDR) Cigars Series:  1878 – Reserva Dominicana  – Capa Habana Size: Lancero – 7.25” x 38 ring gauge Origin:  Dominican Habano wrapper and binder, with Dominican Criollo 98 and Dominican Corojo filler Price Paid: Approx $7… (read the rest)

Tatuaje Fausto Review



by at 8:57 pm Cigar Reviews

Tatuaje Fausto 1

Brand: Tatuaje Series: Fausto Size: FT127 (Robusto) 5” X 54 ring Origin: Habano Ecuador Wrapper, Nicaraguan binder and filler A few weeks ago, I dug the Tatuaje ‘Fausto’ out of my humidor for the simple reason that I had just… (read the rest)

Joya De Nicaragua Antano Dark Corojo (Doble Forte) Review



by at 9:07 pm (1) Cigar Reviews

JDN Doble Forte

Brand: Joya De Nicaragua             Series:  Antano – Dark Corojo ‘Doble Forte’ Size: El Martillo – 5 ½” x 54 Origin:  Nicaraguan wrapper, binder and filler Saturday night I found myself sifting through the humidors, looking for an ‘after dinner’… (read the rest)

The V Cut Cigar Lounge, Los Angeles, California



by at 5:18 pm (2) Cigar Travel


Featured Shop: The V Cut Cigar Lounge,  Los Angeles, CA On a recent trip to sunny Los Angeles, California, I had the pleasure of stopping in at ‘The V Cut’ Cigar Lounge.  In a city packed with sketchy smoke shops,… (read the rest)

Xen by Nish Patel Review



by at 9:24 pm Cigar Reviews

Xen Cigar

Brand: Rocky Patel Cigars             Series:  ‘Xen’ by Nish Patel Size: Toro –  6” x 52 ring Origin:  Connecticut wrapper, Nicaraguan binder and ‘secret’ filler   After a far too lengthy hiatus, Cigaropolis is once again going full smoke ahead.  Due… (read the rest)

Tatuaje Havana VI Angeles Review



by at 6:19 pm (2) Cigar Reviews

Brand: Tatuaje Cigars Series:  Havana VI Size: Angeles – (Petit Corona – 4 5/8 x 42) Origin: Made in Nicaragua by Jaime Garcia at My Father Cigars S.A. – Habano Ecuador wrapper with Nicaraguan binder and filler. If cigars are… (read the rest)

Ramon Allones – Allones Extra, Edicion Limitada 2011 Review



by at 9:34 pm Cigar Reviews

Brand: Ramon Allones (Cuban) Series: Allones Extra / Edicion Limitada 2011 Size: 44 ring x 143mm (5 5/8”) in length Origin:  All tobacco in this cigar is from Vuelta Abajo, Cuba.  The wrapper is shade grown, and the wrapper, binder,… (read the rest)