January 2012 Blog Posts (33)

Pre-Production Viaje Honey and Hand Grenades

Wrapper: Criollo

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler:  Nicaraguan

Shape:  Rounded cap with torpedo foot

Size: 5 1/3 x 44…


Added by Good Fellas Cigars on January 30, 2012 at 8:41am — No Comments

Fuente Fuente Forbidden X Opus X 13 Nacimiento 1912 Cigar Review

Added by Stick Review on January 29, 2012 at 11:03pm — No Comments

Cigarmy Review - Humo Jaguar robusto

Today, we’re smoking the Humo Jaguar, released in 2011 as the product of a competition held at the Honduran cigar festival by the same name.  Honduran tobacco growers and cigar makers submitted their entries for the competition, and over 200 panelists sampled the blends to select a winner.  This year’s…


Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on January 29, 2012 at 5:53pm — 1 Comment

Some Thoughts on Taste and A Tortuga 1950

My wife and I took the train into Philly yesterday to go to the  Reading Terminal Market.  We have both lived in this area pretty much our whole lives, and had never been there.  This is a huge, indoor farmers market with produce, meats, fish, ethnic…


Added by Craig Vanderslice on January 29, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments


The AF1, by the fast-starting Emilio Cigars outfit, is a testament to the maxim that two heads are better than one. The line is the brainchild of Gary Griffith, the guiding force of Emilio, and master blender and cigar maker A.J. Fernandez, for whom the product is named. Fernandez has conjured up a host of hits lately – the San Lotano Oval being a certified…


Added by Jason Zahner on January 27, 2012 at 9:07pm — No Comments

Weekend Cigar Sale!!

Hey All - Just an update: We are starting a NEW promotion for the weekends called the "Weekend Warrior Sale" It gives you the choice of one of our Premium Cigars and/or Machine Made favorites for a special price!!

Check it out, and let us know what you think!…


Added by Aaron Lee - BnB Tobacco on January 27, 2012 at 11:29am — No Comments

CigarCraig’s Celebrity Cigar Chat with Brian Propp

I haven’t done a Celebrity Cigar Chat in a while, and what better way to launch the new and improved CigarCraig.com.  Brian Propp has been a fixture on theSmoke Magazine tasting panel for a while and I figured I’d reach out to him with a couple questions.  For those of you who don’t know, here’s a bio from his website:

Please visit CigarCraig.com for more!

Added by Craig Vanderslice on January 25, 2012 at 8:18pm — No Comments

It's Winter Time on the Coast of California !

This is how we roll in the winter on the Coast of California !    " Cigar Power "

Added by Worthington Wentworth on January 24, 2012 at 12:46pm — 1 Comment

Viaje Plantino Samurai 2012

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo 99

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Shape: Corona Gorda

Size: 6 x…


Added by Good Fellas Cigars on January 23, 2012 at 2:28pm — 1 Comment

H. Upmann Magnum 46

H. Upmann Magnum 46

Size: 5-5/8 x 46

Wrapper: Cuba

Binder: Cuba

Filler: Cuba

Vitola: Corona Gorda

Box Code: OPA ENE 10


The H. Upmann is a classic Cuban Corona Gorda that started production prior to 1960, and is still in current production.  In “An Illustrated Guide to Post-Revolution Havana Cigars”, author Min Ron Nee describes the Magnum 46 as having the…


Added by Bill Berris on January 22, 2012 at 3:11am — No Comments

The Bucket - and January's giveaway!

This is my bucket.  Don’t worry…that’s NOT what the giveaway is this month!  It’s ugly, very rusty, and bent quite a bit out of shape…much like myself.  It’s been burned, kicked, and even run over by my Jeep – which bears a striking…


Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on January 19, 2012 at 9:27pm — 5 Comments

Midweek Cigars: An H. Upmann and a Kristoff

Welcome to the midweek edition, I'm working on some rather exciting things regarding the appearance of the site, so stay tuned!  If all goes well, there will be a new look over the next week or so.  I'm excited about it, as the look of the site has remained unchanged for the last 24 months and it's time to spruce things up a little!

Please visit www.cigarcraig.com for the rest of the…


Added by Craig Vanderslice on January 18, 2012 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Could it be that the aliens have returned after 58 years with a taste for chitterlings? 

Could it be that the aliens have returned after 58 years with a taste for chitterlings? 


Added by Ron Barker on January 16, 2012 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Cigarmy Review - Oliva Serie V Maduro (2011)

Foiled and frustrated by a Jeep that hasn’t wanted to start all weekend, I decided to settle down for a smoke this fine Sunday afternoon.  Besides, it’s time for a review and a cigar is just the medicine I need to calm the mind, soothe the spirit, and fire up some problem-solving synapses.  This week,…


Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on January 16, 2012 at 1:02pm — 2 Comments

A Visit to Cigar-Ette City and Gary Griffith (and a Grimalkin)

Yesterday was a bit on the chilly side, so I figured I’d look for a nice, warm indoor smoking location.  I’ve been wanting to take a ride south of the boarder and visit Gary Griffith at his Peoples Plaza Cigar-Ette Citystore for a while, and decided the time had come.  I grabbed the GPS and hit the road, taking the 1 hour and 7 minute…


Added by Craig Vanderslice on January 15, 2012 at 8:21am — 2 Comments

The Virginia Wine and Cigar Trail

As I traveled Virginia talking to wineries about the other end of the connection, the aesthetic of wine drinking combined with cigar smoking, I soon realized that the the link went deeper than the enjoyment of the two in Virginia. The two are inexorably linked here, especially in Southern and Southwestern Virginia where many of the new vineyards are grown on converted tobacco farms. 

Wineries and the wine industry are becoming an important part of a state's economy In 1979 there were…


Added by Ron Barker on January 15, 2012 at 4:55am — 1 Comment


Who knew that one or more of the movers and shakers at Torano Family Cigars is a Bob Dylan fan? Actually, we don’t know that, but when Torano goes into its back pages for a new product, we have to wonder. Which brings us to Torano’s Vault, introduced last summer. Vault’s origins stem from Charlie Torano and Bruce Lewis paging back through the family’s blend book, which has…


Added by Jason Zahner on January 12, 2012 at 8:48pm — 5 Comments


Hey hey hey friends of the leaf. Hope everyone is recovered from the holidays and enjoying 2012. Today I'm going to give you my views on a cigar that I was introduced to last summer 2011. San Lotano by A.J. Fernandez, comes in three flavors Connecticut, Maduro, and the one I'm writing about the Habano. San Lotano also has a shape called the oval, so I guess really it comes in four flavors. Anyway A.J. Fernandez is a master blender that has left his mark on a list of known and well respected…


Added by Clyde Griesbach on January 12, 2012 at 1:44pm — No Comments

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