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Making the Cut: And the Best Cigar Cutter Is…

Cigar Cutters

The late, great, comedian George Carlin once said that life was about acquiring “stuff”.  This is especially true for cigar smokers. To us, the need for “stuff” seems endless.  Aside from continually buying cigars, we also need humidors, ashtrays, lighters, hygrometers, humidifiers, and above all, cigar cutters.  Unless we want to look like Clint Eastwood… Read More

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La Palina Maduro no. 40 Petite Lancero; where less is more.

La Palina Maduro no. 40

These days, fat cigars are all the rage.  Even Cuba has started making fat versions of some stalwart favorites.  It’s easy to understand why: fat cigars burn slower and last longer, they tend to be mellow due to additional lower priming leaves, and they look like what we think cigars should look like…fat.  I mean,… Read More

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Blending Your Own Cigar: Judgment Day.

Custom blended cigar box

Some months ago, I participated in the Blend Your Own Cigar program.  At that time, my friend Bernie and I tested 17 cigar leaf samples provided in the Custom Blending Kit, jotting down our opinions of each one as we smoked.  Using the guidelines provided in the Blending Kit, we then tabulated our results,… Read More

The Best Cigar We’ll Never Smoke…

Edicion Limitada

We cigar enthusiasts are a fastidious bunch.  We research our purchases carefully, always looking for the best cigars at the best price.  We peruse endless reviews and ratings with anticipation, hoping to uncover the next great cigar.  But, as it turns out, no amount of web surfing, or magazine reading will ultimately lead us to… Read More