Cult cigars have gained an enthusiastic following in recent years, first with its Classic and Fuerte lines, and now with the Ometepe. The newest line, introduced in 2012, is billed as a full-bodied smoke packed with nuanced flavors. What’s not to like about that description? Sign me up for a test drive.
Cigar Stats: The limited-production Ometepe…Continue
Added by Jason Zahner on March 29, 2013 at 8:14pm — No Comments
Many of you know that I occasionally get a wild hair and curiosity gets the best of me over some trivial matter. It’s in these moments that I post up a Cigar Poll to satisfy said curiosity, but serves little purpose in the grand scheme of things.
Today is just such a day.…Continue
Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on March 29, 2013 at 7:56pm — No Comments
The differences in the way that cigars and cigarettes are made tells you a lot about the goal of the end product. For example, tobacco companies add ammonia to cigarettes while cigar manufacturers try to remove it. Why?
Cigarette manufacturers add ammonia to cigarettes to increase the absorption of the nicotine into the bloodstream, increasing the impact and the likelihood of addition. It is…Continue
Added by Ron Barker on March 29, 2013 at 3:46pm — No Comments
The Tatuaje Mummy is part of the annual Halloween Monster series. Each release has corresponding limited edition boxes that make up a small number of the overall run. The 2012 release was 666 boxes of 13 coffins that were in high demand. It is the 5th release in the Monster series. I picked up a non-dress box of these from Union Cigars Society when I visited Seattle in November for an NFL…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 28, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Now that Half Ashed is somewhat under control, I thought I should get back into the reviewing routine here on The Cigarmy. And, what better way than with a Cigar Spotlight? I met Eddie Tarazona, of Tarazona Cigars, at …Continue
Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on March 27, 2013 at 3:44pm — No Comments
This stick was given to me by LostAbbott a BOTL from my trip to Seattle back in November
I picked up coffee, cedar and a little bit of white pepper.
The first thing that caught my eye was the band. It's a bright blue with gold and an intricate inner pattern with a center image of a lady with 'La Aroma De Cuba' around it. The wrapper is a rich brown and is very smooth with no imperfections to the…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 26, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Troy Mason will be offering autographed copies of his debut novel OUTLAW at Potomac Point Winery on Sunday, May 26 as part of the 2013 Tour de Panacea. He is a retired United States Marine, Iraq War Veteran, and an avid biker,…Continue
Added by Ron Barker on March 26, 2013 at 8:08am — No Comments
Padron 1964 Anniversary Principe Maduro (4.5 x 46). I picked up a box of these from Serious Cigars while I was down in Houston. This cigar was picked as the cigar of the month for March.
Lots of chocolate with spice and a rich aromatic tobacco.
Flawless dark wrapper with a slight amount of tooth. Careful inspection reveals only a single cap. The band is a rich shiny gold with a…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 21, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
This is my review of the Padron Serie 1926 No. 2 Maduro cigar. I picked this up on my way through Bellingham, Washington last year. I was saving it for a special occasion and I decided to smoke this delicious cigar on my birthday this year.
I was surprised that I was only able to pick up cedar and light spice. Based on the rich looking wrapper I was hoping for chocolate or coffee. …Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 19, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
In 2010 William C. “Bill” Paley re-launched La Palina CIgars, originally founded as the Congress Cigar Company by Bill’s grandfather, Samuel Paley, in 1896. La Palina, which translates to “The Paley Lady,” was named for Sam’s wife, Goldie Drell Paley. It was Bill’s father, William S. Paley’s interest in promoting the original La Palina via radio advertising that led him to…Continue
Added by Jason Zahner on March 15, 2013 at 9:23pm — No Comments
Schwartz_BR takes a look at the Alec Bradley Black market Filthy Hooligan
Let’s just get this out of the way: Yes, I bought the Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan solely because of the color of the wrapper. There’s been a lot of buzz about this release and I have a feeling that most of it is due to the “gimmick” factor. I’m not saying that all…Continue
Added by RobbyRas on March 12, 2013 at 2:04pm — No Comments
Picked up a nice waft of coffee and some sweet tobacco. I'm eager to…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 12, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
This is my review of the Illusione Epernay Le Monde (6.25 x 52) which was Reddit /r/cigars December cigar of the month. This cigar was generously bombed to me from LostAbbott while I was visting Seattle for an NFL football game.
I picked up barnyard and cedar. The nose was quite subtle.
The Epernay is solidly constructed. Unfortunately in the…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on March 5, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
When exploring a line of cigars, it’s always best to smoke more than just one of the sizes that are offered. There can be subtle, yet clear differences in taste and smoking characteristics from one size and shape to the next, even though they share the same blend. Operating on that premise, I went back to the Sencillo Platinum, crafted by Christian Eiroa of Camacho fame for…Continue
Added by Jason Zahner on March 1, 2013 at 9:14pm — No Comments