October 10, 2013 - CigarChat, hosted by Rob Rasmussen and Logan Lawler on CigarFederation.com, has been added to the weekly programming of the Armed Forces Radio Network (AFRN).
AFRN will air the show every Wednesday beginning October 16th. CigarChat will be broadcast during three time slots - in the morning, afternoon and late night- to accommodate the worldwide audience of the AFRN. Detailed broadcast times are available at…Continue
Rob and I caught up with Abe Flores of PDR Cigars at IPCPR this year. Abe has launched two cigars during the summer and many people are calling the best PDR Cigars to date. These include the AFR-15 which Rob reviewed and the AF 1975 Grand Reserva which I will review today.…Continue
Added by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on October 10, 2013 at 7:09am — No Comments
Hermosa Cigars, out of Los Angeles CA (FINALLY someone in CA!!!), will join the show this Thursday at 8PM EST. We've got some samplers and shirts to give away and we'll also have a 48-hour CigarChat special in the store. We'll have Hermosa 3-Stick Samplers available for $30 w/ FREE SHIPPING!!!
Scott de la Peña is the owner of Hermosa Cigars and, despite being a diehard Dodger fan, is an…Continue
Welcome to another installment of "My Week (In Smoking) In Review"! Seems every week I've done this over the past 6 months or so, I've smoked some great sticks, I've smoked some bad sticks, and I've smoked several sticks that just were. This week is a bit unique as I went with 4 "name" brands and pulled out 4 winners! Let's check my thoughts...Continue
Added by Matt Ross on October 8, 2013 at 8:10am — No Comments
A combination of leather, barnyard and hay. Careful examination kept returning the same flavor…Continue
We were all very pleased with the turnout for the launch of the Cigar Federation Google+ virtual herf on Monday September 30th. In an effort to make things even more interest, Logan has gone out and bribed / threatened / propositioned people in the industry to show up and join us for a herf session.
Please join us on Monday October 14th at 7:00PM CST and welcome a guest from…Continue
The Viaje Skull and Bones MOAB (mother of all bombs) 2012 “White Label” came to me by way of a cigar pass in Canada. It was on my list of cigars to try out and review, so when it showed up in the pass I was presented with a rare opportunity. Only three hundred 25 count cigar boxes were released.
A few strong smells coming off of the Skull and Bones. Cedar, heavy fermented tobacco and white…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on October 4, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
MIAMI FL, OCTOBER 2, 2013 – Kuuts, LLC is set to release a Special Edition Lancero under the Miró Brand mid-4th Quarter 2013 just in time for the holiday season. This Special Edition production is limited to 500 - 10 count boxes nationwide with an MSRP of $10.00 per Lancero. This will be a US only release being that the Miró brand is distributed worldwide.
The Miró Lancero will keep the same basic characteristics of the original blend with more…
Added by Matt Ross on October 3, 2013 at 8:13am — No Comments
In order to celebrate the 110th Anniversary of La Aurora, we are celebrating National 107 Day! Come celebrate with us by smoking a La Aurora 107 on 10/7. Share with us your images on social media with the hashtag #LaAurora107 and you…Continue
Added by Matt Ross on October 1, 2013 at 2:06pm — No Comments
The weather in NJ has been amazing since September hit - 70 degrees and sunny practically every day - but a busy work schedule and a 5-month old have not made cigar smoking easy. My favorite time of year to get outside and enjoy a smoke, and I've only been able to grab a few sessions here and there. Luckily, I was able to nail some really exceptional smokes this week (and one real clunker). Let's get to my thoughts...…Continue
Well the results were interesting to be sure. In the end it turned out that I wasn’t very good at guessing the 2008, 2009 or 2010 years as I was completely off. This reinforces that I need to smoke them more often.
I suppose it would make sense that the first release of the Oliva Serie V Maduro’s would be my least favorite. When you have multiple years to improve the blend it can only get better. I had guessed the 2008 was the blue dot. …Continue