Category Archives Cigars

Lately I’ve been getting into pipe smoking. I have acquired a few tins of tobacco, already more than one pipe, and a tongue bite to let me know I really don’t know what I’m doing yet. Taking a break from this new hobby I grabbed an old faithful punch cigar. Sat in my cigar room, lit the cigar and enjoyed. There’s something about a good cigar. It burns evenly, with a bright white ash. Smooth smoke with a slight (dare I say) leathery finish. The length is shorter than what I have been smoking, but it allows for a quicker (again, relative for me) smoke for when I may be more pressed on time. Definitely get this cigar!

The construction of the 18 x 12 room started off quickly and continued onto Sunday. I added the shiplap onto the front of the wall and installed the door. Then I substantially cleaned up the place! Entrance to the Cigar Room Unfinished Interior of the Cigar Room You can also see in the above photo that I ran the electrical through the outlets, but do not have them hooked up yet. There will be two circuits in total. This way I can have the heater on one and the lights and filtration on the other. I originally was going to just keep the room raw, but now have talked myself into the more work of staining and polyurethane the walls…

With winter cold coming quick and my cigar out building not being big enough for the friends and neighbors that drop by for cigars once a week, it was time to build something bigger. I originally wanted a larger out building but that was going to take time and was going to be more than I really needed. I opted for using the upper part of my garage that was just storage. 12 x 36 feet in all. By partitioning it I could still keep some storage, and have a nice space I could enclose and heat to use as a cigar room. The cigar room itself would be 12 x 18‘ While it’s not huge, it should be plenty…

Poured myself two fingers of Chicken Cock (words I never thought I would say) grabbed an Excalibur and hit the deck. Suffered through a short sprinkle but was not deterred.  Been enjoying the longer smokes lately. Good pairing. The bourbon has a honey flavor to it and goes down smooth. The coffee notes of the cigar really come out with the bourbon. Chicken Cock Bourbon

Flat out this has become one of my favorite cigars! Hoyo De Monterrey Excaliburs have a special place in my heart already due to it being the first cigar I ever smoked (beyond those swisher sweets) and the first cigar when I realized how HORRIBLE those Swisher Sweets actually were... I never turned back to have a bad cigar ever again. These "Forge" cigars are at another level. Dark, velvety, and a hint of chocolate round out this cigar. Excalibur Forge Filler The filler is a mix of tobacco from both Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. The binder is Connecticut Habano The wrapper from Honduras. You truly are travelling the world while smoking this cigar. wrapper and cap Large band…

Life is good Stocks are up, my weight is down... Having a cigar and enjoying today. Funny thing is, everyone loves the photo but no one understands the difference. Two hands!!! Took me far too many tries to set the camera up just right and snap a timed photo. Enjoy life!

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…

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