For this week’s review, we’re going to have a look at the Air Bender from La Flor Dominicana. The selected vitola for the review is the Poderoso, roughly a corona at 5-1/2″ and a 42 ring. The Air Bender is produced in the Dominican Republic in seven different sizes, with an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper and…Continue
I’ve always been fascinated with leatherface, teeth grit old guys who use tobacco: whether it be smokeless, pipes, or cigars. There is just something awesome, mysterious, and real about them. They still dress in the same wear as they did at the age of 30, so when in a group they appear to be dressed in an at least cohesive style..I don’t know what it is: the way they chew on…Continue
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"Almost on whimsy alone, I decided to kick this blog off with a review of a cigar with which I have absolutely no previous experience. I've heard the J. Fuego 777 mentioned occasionally on a couple of podcasts, but none of my local tobacconists…Continue
The word “Connecticut” is a staple amongst us Brothers and Sisters of the Leaf, and when that word is used in conversation, I’d be willing to bet that nobody is thinking or talking about the…Continue
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo
Shape: No. 3
Size: 7 x 47
Strength: Medium to Full
Price Range: Around $13.00
To start off I will say a little background to what the Viaje Fifty Fifty series is…Continue
Time for a review! This week, we’re taking a look at the Sungrown version of the 858, from Arturo Fuente. The 858 takes its name in honor of Arturo himself, who was instrumental in developing the blend. In fact, Carlito…Continue
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Wrapper: San Andreas Maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan Corojo/Criollo
Filler: Nicaragua Corojo
Size: 6″ x 54
Strength: Medium – Full
Price Range: $10
Dion Giolito, owner of Illusione Cigars…Continue
So as our 7 readers may know already, here at BOTSCAST we strive to be a little bit different in our delivery of tobacco related goodness. We are kind of an odd cast of characters (by everyone elses’s…Continue
Glad to be here at Cigar Federation, I'm really into the concept. This is kind of the vision I had in mind when I wanted to create a website, but had no idea how the HELL to execute it. So kudos to you fine folks here at the helm of Cigar Federation! I'll probably be posting links quite frequently, inviting you to check out my website,…Continue
I borrowed this from my blog as it seems to still be one of the most discussed topics.
It’s the age old question, and certainly the one single question I hear the most. When you get your cigars, is it best to store them in the humidor with the cellophane on or off?
The purist in me leads me to want to store my cigars “naked”. Nothing looks better than opening the lid of your humidor and seeing your prized sticks neatly stacked with their bare…Continue
1. Smoking Too Damn Fast!
Where's the fire pal? Well it's frickin' raging at the tip of your cigar when you smoke it too fast. Ya, I know it tastes good, but you're gonna ruin that goodness by giving it the Lewinsky treatment.
Really hot fire will cause the tobacco to put out nasty flavors which, unless you're smoking a Swisher…Continue
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Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Shape: Box Pressed Torpedo
Size: 7.5″ x 52
Factory: My Father Cigars S.A.
Strength: Medium to Full
Wrapper: Dominican Cibao Valley
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: DR Cuban Seed Criollo & Olor Viso & Ligero
Size: 6 x 65
Country: Dominican Republic
“O’ zapft is!” It is tapped! yells the Mayor of Munich after tapping the 1st keg marking the start of…Continue
Beyond nutritional needs, tobacco is sensitive to acidity, expressed as "pH," an indication of the percentage of hydrogen detected.
High Acid soils damage the tobacco's roots, causing root rot and black root rot. That’s real bad Root Rot ! The common remedy for acidic soils is the application of lime (calcium carbonate). Rainy climates tend to be acidic, because the water washes away the calcium-bearing carbonate.…Continue
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