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Oct 30

CO Pumpkin Contest 2014 Entries

Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014 in World of CO

OK the entry period is closed, here is everything that came in for the contest, in no particular order! When the random picker time runs out tomorrow I’ll pick the winner for the 1st place pumpkin carving prize too :) Thanks for playing guys! (more…)

Oct 29

Padron Family Reserve 50 Years Natural Cigar Review

Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in Cigar Reviews

Padron Family Reserve 50 Years Natural Cigar Review

This 5×54 stick features a brown box pressed wrapper with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, double cap, slight mottling and rich cedar aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Oct 29

Emilio Cigars releases Mia Dora

Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in News

1779879_870778176268375_2744826365771845818_nGary Griffith of Emilio Cigars announced today yet another addition to the ever-growing portfolio of cigars available through the House of Emilio.

Mia Dora is produced by AJ Fernandez in Esteli, Nicaragua and features an Habano wrapper and Nicaraguan filler and binder.

The Robusto and Toro are available in 21 count boxes, and the Coronita comes in a 40 count box. The boxes are embossed in gold, while the cigar bands feature a theme dedicated to the town of Ascoli Piceno in Italy, birthplace of the ancestors of the love of Griffith’s life, Dora.

Oct 27

Coabey Cigar Review

Posted on Monday, October 27, 2014 in Cigar Reviews

Coabey Cigar Review

This 6×54 stick features a dark brown wrapper with a very soft pack, velvety fabric like texture, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, triple cap and rich oily leather aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Oct 22

Dominion Black Lotus Toro Cigar Review

Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in Cigar Reviews

Dominion Black Lotus Toro Cigar Review

This 6×50 stick features a dark brown very firmly packed mottled wrapper with an oily toothy feel, double cap, minimal veins, tight invisible seams and rich raisin and hay aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Oct 20

Drew Estate Sells To Swisher

Posted on Monday, October 20, 2014 in News

swisher-deJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Oct. 20, 2014) — Swisher International Inc. and Drew Estate Tobacco Company disclosed today that they have entered into a definitive purchase agreement whereby Swisher International will acquire Drew Estate in its entirety. Drew Estate will continue to operate under its current management team as a subsidiary of Swisher.

“We began under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass in Brooklyn, N.Y. with a laser focus on ‘The Rebirth of Cigars.’ Friends, retailers, and consumers connected with our passion and authenticity, supporting us at each stage of our growth. We are eternally grateful to all of those who have helped build Drew Estate, and look forward to advancing the Drew Estate legacy with a great partner,” stated Jonathan Drew, Co-founder of Drew Estate, from Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

Drew Estate Co-founder Marvin Samel added, “This is a dream come true. From the moment we met the team at Swisher and began speaking of a possible acquisition, it was clear that, as a family business, they understood the culture we have created and completely supported our desire to keep our family at Drew Estate intact. The team we have built in Miami and Nicaragua represents the heart and soul of ‘The Rebirth of Cigars’ and will continue to drive that vision into the future. In fact, we’re just getting started.”

Michael Cellucci, President of Drew Estate, said, “We are excited to join the distinguished team at Swisher. After spending the past few months interacting with the Swisher team, we have come to understand their commitment to the cigar and OTP categories, as well as the premium cigar segment. After the transaction closes, we will continue to run our business as we have in the past, and will be able to leverage the resources of Swisher to continue our growth with a renewed focus on our commitment to quality products and people – two of the core principles of the Drew Estate belief system.”

“As a global leader in the cigar and OTP categories, Swisher (more…)

Oct 17

CO Pumpkin Contest 2014

Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014 in World of CO

nightmare-Jack (1)_____goateestyleIt’s almost time for Halloween! To celebrate I’m holding a pumpkin decorating contest! I want to see your most badass creation, but it has to incorporate ‘cigars’ somehow in it’s theme. It has to be a real pumpkin, and it has to have CO somewhere on it visible in a photo. Get it done, and send me your best photo of it by Midnight EST October 29th 2014. I’ll post all the entries up and announce my pick on the 31st!

The winner will receive a CO custom super sampler and a Tshirt! One 2nd place winner up will be (more…)

Oct 16

Cucubano Cigar Review

Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014 in Cigar Reviews

Cucubano Cigar Review

This 5.5×52 stick features a dark brown, firmly packed slightly oily and toothy wrapper with small veins, triple cap, tight invisible seams and a rich hay aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Oct 11

Daniel Marshall Ambiente Humidor Review

Posted on Saturday, October 11, 2014 in Accessory Reviews

Untitled-1This is a high quality 30-40 stick count desktop unit from DanielMarshall.com in a matte black piano finish with gold plated accents. It features double divers, a double sized foam pack and very good digital thermometer and hygrometer on the lid.
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Oct 8

La Aurora 1495 Series Robusto Cigar Review

Posted on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 in Cigar Reviews

La Aurora 1495 Series Robusto Cigar Review

This 5×50 stick features a dark brown softly packed mottled wrapper with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, an oily slightly toothy feel and a dry cedar aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Oct 6

Bahia Maduro Panchos Cigar Review

Posted on Monday, October 6, 2014 in Cigar Reviews

Bahia Maduro Panchos Cigar Review

This dark brown, almost black stick features a softly packed oily wrapper with minimal veins, color spotting, tight invisible seams, double cap and a pungent sweet musty barnyard aroma in a 5.5×52 size. First light reveals (more…)

Oct 6

CO Sampler Contest

Posted on Monday, October 6, 2014 in World of CO

ipw0039Fall is finally here!! Yesterday was the first day in MANY months it wasn’t like walking in to a steam room just opening a door to go outside! I’m celebrating with a cigar review and some BBQ :)

This week’s contest is about your mancave! If you could build your own mancave, if you had a HUGE backyard and could put whatever you wanted in it – what would you build? Have you seen something you just HAVE to do someday? I know mine would be a huge garage. An acquaintance of mine here built a gorgeous one in an L shape, that’s two cars deep, 4 and 8 wide with a mancave in the corner. A bar, pool area, smoking lounge – just his own little pub of sorts with a couple couches surrounded by cars :)

Up for grabs is a CO Custom sampler. Entrants must be of legal smoking age with a US mailing address. Answer the question then use the app to enter, ends in a week. Good luck! (more…)