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Review: RoMaCraft Aquitaine Anthropology

I was first introduced to the RoMaCraft Aquitaine at its national release during the 2012 Chattanooga Tweetup.  I came home with a handful of them then,…

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Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on July 24, 2014 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Mini-Review: Belle Encre vs. Belle Encre Reserva

Good day, folks.  I’ve been smoking a fair number of both the Tatuaje Belle Encre and its Reserva brother lately, and thought I’d jot down some comparisons between the two.  The Belle Encre was a line expansion to Pete Johnson’s original Brown Label line (Seleccion de Cazador) this past year, in commemoration of Tatuaje’s 10th…

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Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on July 22, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Review: Table 36 Integrity

Back at the 2012 Chattanooga Tweetup, one of the sticks I received in my pack of cigars was a small, nondescript cigar simply marked “36″ – or so I thought. I didn’t smoked that cigar until I returned home from the trip. When I did, I enjoyed it so much I made a couple of phone calls and internet queries trying to find out some more information about it. Turns out, it…

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Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on July 17, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Review: La Sirena Triton

I recently had a chance to try the La Sirena Triton after a trip back to visit family in Tennessee. The cigar is a shop exclusive for SILO Cigars in Knoxville (specifically Farragut), TN produced by My Father Cigars for …

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Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on July 15, 2014 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Review: Table 36 Peacemaker

Quite some time ago, Will Blicharz of Table 36 Cigars provided me the samples smoked for this review, and now that I’m back in the swing of review-writing I thought it was high time I gave some props to a cigar line I have come to enjoy quite a bit. I have …

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Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on July 12, 2014 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Ch-ch-ch-changes.....

[Note: Many of you now know what's been going on with me in recent weeks concerning changes for my family, my Dad being sick, etc.  But, below is a quick summary I posted earlier on The Cigarmy.  You can find the full scoop HERE on my family's new blog for the coming days as well.  Once I get a regular schedule settled back in, I'll resume posting at my normal review pace, etc.…

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Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on March 17, 2014 at 8:04am — 1 Comment

Review: Felix Assouline Havana Sunrise Reserve

Back Story

recently reviewed a cigar called “Ringo” from Felix Assouline Cigars, a new company that I encountered at IPCPR. Today, I’m smoking the second of two samples they provided of another Felix Assouline offering, the Havana Sunrise…

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Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on November 11, 2013 at 8:35pm — No Comments

Cigarmy Commentary: Be honest. Be passionate. Be real. About Cigars

I’ve been thinking about a couple of things in the wake of a discussion on Half Ashed’s previous episode, one of which I’d like to throw out some thoughts on today.  I’ve been…

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Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on October 24, 2013 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Review: Aging Room Maduro

Back in June, I posted some news from parent company …

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Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on October 23, 2013 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Review: Pinar Del Rio AFR-75

Shortly after IPCPR, I was offered the opportunity to try a few new Pinar del Rio blends and absolutely jumped at the chance. It’s no secret I’m a fan of some other cigars that come from Abe Flores’ factory in the Dominican Republic – notably, his PDR Small Batch maduro and the Biography he…

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Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on October 22, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Review: Barry Stein's KILO

Any of you who are involved in the online cigar community probably know who Barry Stein is.  Barry founded acigarsmoker.com, and later handed off that review site when he took a position with Miami Cigar Company. …

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Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on October 20, 2013 at 8:17pm — 1 Comment

Review: JC Newman Brick House Maduro Robusto

Rummaging through the samples I brought back from IPCPR 2013, I came across the JC Newman Brick House Maduro, in robusto (5″X54).  Previously only available in 6″X60, this new offering piqued my interest.  I tried the Mighty Mighty Maduro last year, but can’t say…

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Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on September 9, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Review: Nestor Miranda Special Selection Exclusivo Regional

I recently had the opportunity to try a couple of new cigars from Miami Cigar, one being today’s tobacco du jour – the Nestor Miranda Special Selection Exclusivo Regional (Midwest). Assistant Director of Marketing Barry Stein, who provided the samples, tells me these cigars are a limited…

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Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on September 6, 2013 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Review: Felix Assouline Ringo

As I mentioned in one of the summaries of IPCPR 2013, Felix Assouline was a company I was unfamiliar with before the show.  I ran into my friend Benny Gomez, who has partnered with them to field his…

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Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on September 3, 2013 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Review: King's Cigars "King of Kings"

I was introduced to Kings Cigars just prior to IPCPR by Scott Hartog, who recently went to work for them. I subsequently met principals Anwar Mithavayani and Pete Tyndale at the show, as well as the Chattanooga Tweetup. All are very enjoyable company….and Pete has some pretty impressive domino skills as…

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Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on September 2, 2013 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Review: Moya Ruiz La Jugada Prieto

I was contacted quite some time ago by Nelson Ruiz ofMoyaRuiz Cigars, asking if I would like to try their new La Jugada Prieto. Of course I said yes, and he subsequently provided a couple of…

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Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on August 12, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Review: 2005 Padron 1964 Aniversario Corona

As you may already know, Craig and I like to include a brief review of each episode’s Half Ashed Cigar of the Week – he does the review for my selections and vice versa. Back in Episode 013, we featured the…

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Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on August 9, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Review: Leccia Tobacco Black Robusto

Some of you will remember that we had Sam Leccia on Half Ashed (…

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Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on August 8, 2013 at 6:56pm — No Comments

Review: Viva Republica Rapture Maduro

Viva Republica Rapture Maduro “Revel” (Full Review Here)

I stopped by the Viva Republica…

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Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on August 7, 2013 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

News: Boutique/Aging Room/Swag Cigars

I posted up some news I gathered around the interwebs last week, but failed to list it here on CigFed.  Boutique Cigars has seen a flurry of activity on their upcoming releases,.....

Activity has begun to increasingly rise as we head into full throttle IPCPR season.  Boutique Cigars (Aging Room; Swag Cigars) is no exception, with company…

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Added by The Cigarmy (Kip) on June 26, 2013 at 8:55pm — 3 Comments

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