Category Archives Cigars

I have a love-hate relationship with cigar of the month clubs. What I love about them? Getting new cigars I never would have picked if I walked into a large humidor and saw them. My least favorite part? Getting new cigars. I know that sounds completely contradictory, and it is... The thing is, when I have time to go have a cigar I really really want to have a cigar I know I'm going to enjoy so I still overlook the random cigars I received. Go figure. So I thought it was time to dig in to my stash and try some new cigars. This was one of them and it did not disappoint! Pig tail style end Box pressed…

I have a habit of purchasing cigars and letting them sit and mellow in my large humidor for a year. Something about letting a cigar sit for a while tends to bring out the best in it. I have nothing but anecdotal evidence to back that up though. I buy some cigars, try them... They are just OK. Let them sit in the humidor for a while and then have them again. Then soon become excellent. So this has just become my typical habit. I usually have a good year or two's worth of cigars stocked up. I write all this just to preface that these cigars mellowed for a year before having them and now I can't put them…

If you've been following along for a while, you know that I love cigars. I also enjoy all the little extras that go along with cigars. Cutters, lighters, ash-trays, and travel containers. I decided to take one of my travel containers, called a "herf-a-dor": First internet search brought me up this: https://www.cigarsinternational.com/p/herf-a-dor-travel-humidor-travel-cases/1437456/ I removed all the foam and cut up some of my old cedar cigar boxes and created this: I love the uniqueness of it. I'll toss in a few cigars for a get together along with my cutter and lighter. Maybe a broveda pack (62%) if I plan on the cigars staying in there for more than a day This was quite easy to do and for those…

We all have one of those cigars. One that is so special that you intend to keep it for that ideal location, but that special occasion never seems to come or if an occasion comes you grab a different cigar... You know, just in case a more special occasion comes along right? So on your average Friday night, hanging out on the back deck by a fire, I decided to light up my 20+ year old Fuente cigar that has been sitting in my humidor so long that the wrapper has turned a sticky yellow color. Still in the wrapper Old vs new wrapper comparison https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UetyS1VZ1Ww&w=640&h=480 Aged so long, that it sparkles! So with some trepidation, I cut the cigar…

Tonight after a long day of hiking (more on that in a future post) and enjoying everything around me, I finish my Independence Day celebrating with a fine cigar. Arturo Fuente Anejo One of AFs best and most under-rated cigar in my humble opinion. Those in the cigar circles understand the beauty and flavor of this cigar. Those not in the know will pass by this cigar as it looks like any other. The band is simple, it doesn't stand out. It's not a $30 cigar but damn it, it sure tastes and smokes like one. Medium bodied with a slight hint of spice, it is a great after dinner or end of day smoke. This cigar comes highly recommended.

Friday night, Memorial Day weekend, and a long hard week it was time to sit around the fire pit and have my ritual cigar and beer. The cigar is a Padron 80th Anniversay. Yeah, I went all out this Friday. The cigar is a favorite of mine. It is quite a strong cigar - not for first time smokers or even season cigar aficionados on an empty stomach! Very smooth, and very little spice on the palate. Highly recommended though. I accompanied it with a new to me beer called Juicy Ass. Juicy Ass is a Canadian craft brew produced by Flying Monkeys. Here is the back describing this particular IPA A very hoppy beer with a citrus after taste…

My wife and I recently purchased a new fire pit and we've been having and almost nightly habit of collecting deadwood around our house and lot and having a nice warm fire to sit by while the spring nights are still cold. Since tonight is Friday I decided to pull out a cigar. Tonight's choice is a Cohiba maduro number five. It's not a very large cigar. It's the type of cigar you would have when you realize you only have 20 minutes to enjoy it. It's the perfect size for that. It is a good cigar, but I have a hard time calling it a great cigar. Also the word maduro when applied to this cigar is definitely a…

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