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DOGWATCH CIGAR RADIO PODCAST EPISODE #392 - PAPRIKA - IT'S NOT JUST FOR CIGARS

This week Bob and Dale are joined by guest host Craig SchneiderRon BarkerofCigar VolanteScott Hicks ofRogue…

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Added by Ron Barker on August 18, 2012 at 4:13pm — No Comments

COVERING YOUR ASH: NOMAD RENEGADE

Earlier this year Fred Rewey, the founder and president of Nomad Cigar Co., released his first line of cigars with a specific goal in mind: From the Nomad website — “Understanding my thought process behind the Nomad Cigar Company can really be boiled down to the same three things that make a great smoke… 1.…

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Added by Jason Zahner on August 17, 2012 at 7:41pm — No Comments

Cigarmy Review - CAO Concert

I am already taking some crap for this based on my past occasional disdain for General products...but I liked it...

You may have noticed that I posted a press release for the upcoming Concert line of cigars…

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Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on August 17, 2012 at 11:06am — No Comments

COVERING YOUR ASH: AVO HERITAGE TORO

Musician, composer, and cigar connoisseur Avo Uvezian, working alongside Davidoff master tobacconist Hendrik Kelner, created the Heritage series (released in 2010) to be stronger than any of his earlier releases, yet sporting a smaller price tag.

Cigar Stats: The Heritage contains…

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Added by Jason Zahner on August 16, 2012 at 6:29am — 2 Comments

Ezra Zion with Allen Fonseca

Just smoked a fantastic cigar called Ezra Zion with Allen last night at Cubano Cigars and Tabacco in Bakersfield ,Ca. This cigar had an excellant draw and a light taste of cinnamon with no bitter or ashey taste at the very end. I think this cigar will give the Padron line a run for its money. The price point is lower than Padron so if you are a big fan of Padron you will love this cigar. Thank You Allen for letting me try this fantastic new smoke.

Added by Santo Fama on August 15, 2012 at 2:08pm — 1 Comment

Cigarmy Cigar Spotlight: Rogue Ashtrays

In what is likely to become a continuing series here at The Cigarmy, I’m happy to shine the spotlight on another enterprising artist within the cigar world.  The gentleman pictured to the left is Scott Hicks.  I met Scott quite by chance in a McDonalds during IPCPR last week.  We struck up a…

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Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on August 13, 2012 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Cigarmy Cigar Spotlight: La Tradicion Cubana

This week, I’m starting a new series of brief surveys intended to profile some of the folks I meet in the cigar industry that you may or may not be know about, but I think make some very good cigars.  To kick the series off, I’m beginning with Luis Sanchez.  Luis is the proprietor of …

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Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on August 11, 2012 at 11:12am — No Comments

COVERING YOUR ASH: TORANO MASTER MADURO

The Torano cigar-making family recently introduced the Master Maduro, a variation on its relatively new Master line featuring a Nicaraguan Maduro wrapper. A collaboration between Charlie Torano, president of the family business, and renowned roller Felipe Sosa, it’s an attempt to fashion a medium-strength stick…

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Added by Jason Zahner on August 10, 2012 at 8:55pm — No Comments

On the road with an Ezra Zion Inception

This year IPCPR was an absolute great time for many, retailers and brands alike, with new products being shown to eagerly awaiting fans. There were also many new companies as well, some who will do great and some who may not. But new company or well established,…

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Added by GCPuffs on August 9, 2012 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Ezra Zion IPCPR review

Just stopped by the Ezra Zion booth. I own a cigar shop in northern nj (southbound cigar shop)and I smoke about three cigars a day. I have to say of all the cigars i've smoked this weekend the Ezra Zion are by far the best cigars i've smoked here! Full of flavor, perfect draw! A++ In my book! A must try!

Added by Aaron Purser on August 5, 2012 at 12:37pm — 1 Comment

COVERING YOUR ASH: EZRA ZION INCEPTION

The creators of this website, a Facebook for Brothers of the Leaf, so to speak, decided a while back that they wanted to launch their own cigar brand, the Ezra Zion Cigar Company. Here’s a little bit of the backstory in their own words:

“Our story in a nutshell… 3 guys from California who are cigar…

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Added by Jason Zahner on August 2, 2012 at 1:18pm — No Comments

COVERING YOUR ASH: CAO’S LAST STICK STANDING: CIGAR O

This is the final installment in our reviews of CAO’s Last Stick Standing promotion. To recap, CAO released three mystery blends – “C,” “A,” and “O” – and asked smokers to be the judges. The blend garnering the best marks will be released to the market in 2013. Voting concludes shortly, at the end of the month. For more…

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Added by Jason Zahner on July 27, 2012 at 8:04pm — 2 Comments

Cigarmy Review - Ezra Zion Inception

Many of you may know the names Kyle, Chris, and The Don – the men behind Cigar Federation.  For those who are not familiar, the Cigar Federation is a social networking site made entirely for and by cigar folks.  Definitely worth…

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Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on July 25, 2012 at 11:41am — 1 Comment

Ezra Zion "Inception"

I was able to snatch a few of these away from "The Don". Wow, was I blown away by the presentation, quality, taste and aroma. I typically only smoke, Padron Anniversarios, Opus X, Davidoff's and Cohiba Behike 54's but I have now found a new love, Ezra Zion. I'll be one of the first to be buying a few boxes of them and can't wait to try the "The Regan" blend. These are a MUST try and you wont be disappointed! 

Added by Joel Cadillac on July 25, 2012 at 8:06am — 1 Comment

A New Cigar: Ezra Zion Inception

 

This week I was presented with a unique opportunity, to try a new cigar from the guys at Cigar Federation, the Ezra Zion.  Kudos to them for dreaming of producing a cigar line and…

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Added by Craig Vanderslice on July 25, 2012 at 7:43am — No Comments

COVERING YOUR ASH: CAO’S LAST STICK STANDING: CIGAR A

In this space two weeks back, we reviewed the first of CAO’s three-part Last Stick Standing event. In case you haven’t heard, here’s LSS in a nutshell: CAO has released three blends – “C,” “A,” and “O” – and is asking smokers to be the judges. The stick that gets the best marks will be released to the market in 2013.…

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Added by Jason Zahner on July 12, 2012 at 11:28pm — 2 Comments

Covering Your Ash: Rocky Patel Fifteenth Anniversary

After 9 months in the humidor we finally decided to fire up a Rocky Patel Fifteenth Anniversary. Released last year, The Fifteenth commemorates Rocky’s 15 years in the cigar industry.

Cigar Stats: The Fifteenth Anniversary  sports an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, with a binder and filler from…

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Added by Jason Zahner on July 7, 2012 at 12:45pm — No Comments

COVERING YOUR ASH: CAO’S LAST STICK STANDING: CIGAR C

Anyone who has spent time in a smoke shop or lounge knows that cigar smokers are typically quite social and rarely hesitant to venture an opinion about whatever they happen to be lighting up. The folks at CAO have tapped into that tendency in its latest promotion – Last Stick Standing. The idea is simple: CAO has…

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Added by Jason Zahner on June 29, 2012 at 9:24pm — No Comments

Maturing palate...

Hello my fellow cigar lovers! I continue to experiment & broaden my horizons. I've recently discovered a couple beauties that definitely have a little more oomph than my preferred mild smokes. The first is the Cain Daytona. Made by Oliva, but much more potent than my Connecticut Reserves! Very good construction. This medium bodied beauty is actually quite a pleasant smoke. My second surprise is the Joya de Nicaraugua Antono 1970 Consul. This has got to be the absolute finest construction…

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Added by K. David Neal on June 24, 2012 at 1:44am — 1 Comment

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