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Sep 15

Impromptu CO Live

Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014 in World of CO

Impromptu CO Live, come have a cigar with me! http://youtu.be/1B_i3l9R8Oc

Sep 15

Sampler Giveaway

Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014 in World of CO

140722bike0009-EditThis week we have another CO Custom Sampler up for grabs :)

This time I want you to tell me what your first car was and if you loved it or hated it! Mine was an ’86 Ford EXP and I LOVED it! I drove it till it blew on the side of the road :(

You can enter with a tweet daily for more points, and of course use the app below for all entries.

Open to those of legal smoking age with a US mailing address.

And yes, that’s a pic I took of my bike and it’s here just because it looks cool lol

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Sep 15

Diesel Grind Robusto Cigar Review

Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014 in Cigar Reviews

Diesel Grind Robusto Cigar Review

This 5×54 stick features a medium brown firmly packed oily satin wrapper with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, large double cap and pungent plum and hay aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Sep 11

Press Release: GENERAL CIGAR ACQUIRES TORAÑO BRANDS

Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014 in News

TORANO_LOGORichmond, VA — General Cigar Company today announced the acquisition of the Toraño Family Cigar Company brands. This acquisition will strengthen General Cigar’s market position and enhance the company’s product mix to deliver greater value and innovation to its retail customers and consumers. It will also allow General Cigar to further expand its exceptional portfolio of leading brands by offering opportunities within the company’s international footprint, while presenting significant growth potential in the domestic market.

Spanning almost 100 years, Toraño Cigars has a vast history that encompasses every area of the cigar industry, from growing to manufacturing, to ultimately the creation of their own brands. Production of Toraño’s portfolio including the popular Exodus, Reserva, Casa Toraño, Vault and Master Collections will remain unchanged.
Dan Carr, president of General Cigar said, “The acquisition of the Toraño brands represents an opportunity for us to strategically expand our portfolio. Our companies have been intertwined for over 50 years and I look forward to working with Charlie Toraño on plans to celebrate the upcoming centennial and to carry forward the vision, passion and innovation that is synonymous with the Toraño name while also leveraging our resources to bring even greater excitement and reach to our trade partners and consumers.”

“There is a long-standing and proud history of partnership between General Cigar and Toraño, dating back to my family’s exodus from Cuba. There is no other company that I would rather have continue my family’s legacy, and I look forward to seeing the Toraño brands prosper under General Cigar’s expertise,” said Toraño president Charlie Toraño.
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Sep 11

Arturo Fuente Hemingway Masterpiece Maduro Cigar Review

Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014 in Cigar Reviews

Arturo Fuente Hemingway Masterpiece Maduro Cigar Review

This 9×52 perfecto shaped stick features a dark chocolate very firmly packed wrapper with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, triple cap, oily toothy feel and a sweet cedar and earth aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Sep 9

Arturo Fuente Hemingway Masterpiece Cigar Review

Posted on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in Cigar Reviews

Arturo Fuente Hemingway Masterpiece Cigar Review

My mic connection wiggled loose 1/3 of the way in to the vid – so it’s one of the rare written only tonight! This 9×52 perfecto stick features a dark brown, smooth and oily softly packed wrapper with minimal veins, tight seams, large triple cap and potent sweet cedar aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw with plentiful but thin mild-medium bodied smoke showing very smooth, oily flavors of a sweet cedar on both the draw and finish. The first third burns very well but fast with a razor sharp burn and flavors much like the first light, up to a medium body. Hitting the 1/2 way point at 45 minutes, performance and construction is flawless while the blend remains unchanged. Ending at 1:20 the last third finally woke up a bit, moving to thicker smoke and adding a sweet cream to the draw mix.

Sep 8

Free Cigar Sampler Contest!

Posted on Monday, September 8, 2014 in World of CO

ipw0006This week we’re back to a simple CO custom sampler, or if you prefer, a T-shirt!

enter leave a comment below with how much per month it would take in spending on cigars, to piss off your significant other :) Then use the app below to enter!

Entrants must be of legal smoking age and have a US mailing address. Good luck!

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Sep 7

My Father La Antiguedad Corona Grande Cigar Review

Posted on Sunday, September 7, 2014 in Cigar Reviews

My Father La Antiguedad Corona Grande Cigar Review

This 6.4×47 box pressed stick features a rich dark chocolate velvet wrapper with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, triple cap and pungent cocoa and hay aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Sep 4

Next CO Live Tonight Sep. 4th 8pm EST

Posted on Thursday, September 4, 2014 in World of CO

co_shirtNext CO Live Thursday Sep. 4th 8pm EST

Tonight at 8 Eastern, I will be featuring Chaim Kohn of Cigar Oasis, for a couple hours of smokes and Q&A! Go ahead and leave any questions you have here, and of course we’ll be taking them live – plus freebies for show participants!

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Sep 3

Exactus Puro Ambar Short Coloso Cigar Review

Posted on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 in Cigar Reviews

Exactus Puro Ambar Short Coloso Cigar Review

This 5.5×60 stick features a dark chocolate firmly packed oily slightly toothy wrapper with small veins, tight invisible seams, large triple cap and faint hay and tobacco aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Aug 31

Crux Passport 5.5×44 Cigar Review

Posted on Sunday, August 31, 2014 in Cigar Reviews

Crux Passport 5.5×44 Cigar Review

This stick features a dark brown smooth oily firmly packed wrapper with small veins, tight seams, triple cap and a rich sweet soapy tobacco aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Aug 29

Next CO Live Thursday Sep. 4th 8pm EST

Posted on Friday, August 29, 2014 in World of CO

co_shirtNext CO Live Thursday Sep. 4th 8pm EST

Next Thursday at 8 Eastern, I will be featuring Chaim Kohn of Cigar Oasis, for a couple hours of smokes and Q&A! Go ahead and leave any questions you have here, and of course we’ll be taking them live – plus freebies for show participants!

Click here to join the show when it’s live.

You must be on a laptop or desktop to participate in the live chat, otherwise you can just view the show.