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Nov 23

Prometheus Fuente Fuente Forbidden X Lighter Review

Posted on Sunday, November 23, 2014 in Accessory Reviews

Featuring a gold apperance, solid metal construction and impressive heft, this Prometheus triple torch lighter features an immaculate layout of Fuente Forbidden X artwork. With signatures and logos covering every surface, this matches the great looks with great performance. Large fairly fot triple jets combine with the two outermost angled in for a large soft but precise tip. With a red tinted fuel window and flip out bottom punch, this is a versatile and attention grabbing lighter for any fan. (more…)

Nov 19

Screwpop 2.0 Cigar Punch Cutter Review

Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 in Accessory Reviews

Untitled-1Coming out again with a new version and product changes, this is 2.0 of the Screwpop. A cigar punch cutter for your keychain that also features a bottle opener. Does it improve on version 1? We’ll see.

Nov 17

La Zona Habano Robusto Cigar Review

Posted on Monday, November 17, 2014 in Cigar Reviews

La Zona Habano Robusto Cigar Review

This 5×52 stick features a dark brown oily velvety wrapper with a soft pack, medium veins, large double cap and slight sweet hay aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Nov 14 Charity Raffle

Posted on Friday, November 14, 2014 in World of CO

20090314_cigar_0007This kicks off a cash donation drive and raffle run by the guys, to help resupply the shipping cost pool which is entirely funded by donations! They provide a very much appreciated service to our overseas troops, sending out free cigars on request. For every $10 donation using the button below you get an entry. I’m kicking off the prize pool bu donating ten 5-Packs of my stash including some of my 5+ year old aged sticks, some brand new stuff and other goodies! If any stores or manufacturers want to join in by simply offering 5 packs I’ll be happy to promote them as well! This end December 31st 2014. Entrants must be of legal smoking age and have a US mailing address. Good luck and let’s help them out!

Nov 12

Dujo Cigar Review

Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 in Cigar Reviews

Dujo Cigar Review

This 6.5×6 stick features a dark chocolate oily firmly packed wrapper with a slight tooth, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, triple cap and rich oily hay aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Nov 7

Cuey Cigar Review

Posted on Friday, November 7, 2014 in Cigar Reviews

Cuey Cigar Review

This 6.5×58 stick features a dark brown slightly mottled wrapper with a very soft velvet feel, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, triple cap, firm even pack and pungent hay and manure barnyard aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Nov 7

Press Release – Drew Estate Announces “Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve” Premium Handmade Cigars

Posted on Friday, November 7, 2014 in News

6b9be00e-b0c6-459a-854d-de95e504a47bMiami, FL – Drew Estate announced today their exclusive manufacturing agreement with Pappy & Company, as well as the new “Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve” premium handmade cigar. This new cigar will be produced at Drew Estate’s Estelí, Nicaragua factory and is being made in partnership with Pappy & Company. Pappy & Company is the family-owned merchandise division of Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery, producers of legendary whiskies including Pappy Van Winkle bourbon.

The “Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve” cigar will be a long-filler, premium cigar made totally by hand in very small batches at Drew Estate in Estelí, Nicaragua. This historic cigar features a robust Ecuadorian Habano Wrapper and well-aged Nicaraguan Filler tobaccos, personally selected by Drew Estate’s Co-Founder, Jonathan Drew. It is the perfect choice for pairing with any of the Van Winkle bourbon and rye products.

Speaking from the Pappy & Company headquarters in Louisville, KY, Carrie Van Winkle, great granddaughter of the legendary Pappy Van Winkle, said that, “we’re extremely happy to be working with Drew Estate on this project, as both of our companies are known for their high quality, handmade products. When we approached Drew Estate with the idea of working together on a premium cigar, we knew we’d made the right choice. The finished cigar is the perfect pairing for our family’s whiskeys, and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do.”

The strength level of the “Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve” cigar is “Medium Plus,” which allows both new smokers and experienced aficionados to enjoy the blend. “It’s a well rounded, sophisticated cigar, with body and a hearty expression,” says Jonathan Drew. “Drew Estate is known for passion and innovation, and making premium cigars is our ‘raison d’être’ [reason to be]. The ‘Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve’ premium cigar is truly a showcase of our passion for cigar-making.” (more…)

Nov 5

Viva Republica Announces Limited-Edition Fundraising Cigar

Posted on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 in News

image001For Immediate Release Contact: Jason Holly

November 5, 2014

Miami, Florida- Viva Republica, a premium handmade cigar manufacturer, and Operation: Cigars for Warriors, a nonprofit dedicated to serving U.S. military members serving in combat zones, are pleased to announce a Veteran’s Day limited-edition release cigar that will be sold to benefit the charity.

The cigar will retail for $6, with all proceeds from the wholesale of the cigar to authorized retailers going directly to Operation: Cigars for Warriors. The limited edition run of 2,000 cigars is the first of its kind for Viva Republica and will ship to stores next week on Veteran’s Day, November 10th, 2014.

“For Veteran’s Day this year I wanted to do something for an organization that I truly believe in,” said Jason Holly, owner of Viva Republica. “The volunteers of Operation: Cigars for Warriors work tirelessly to get cigars to the men and women fighting for our country.”

Not only will this special run be (more…)

Nov 4

Guy Stuff – Cajun Shrimp & Pasta With Cream Sauce

Posted on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 in Guy Stuff

141104cs0001-EditThis is a hellagood meal to make for yourself or a bunch of others. It scales very well and reheats even better :) You can make it hot like I did or back it down or change it up! It’s fast and easy but can be a bit expensive, just try and get a deal on the shrimp.

You’ll need:
raw shrimp peeled tail off
cayenne pepper
red bell peppers
cajun seasoning
chicken broth
1/2 & 1/2
can of light beer
mushrooms (more…)

Nov 3

Impromptu CO Live Tonight 6pm EST

Posted on Monday, November 3, 2014 in World of CO

IMG_0124I’ll be taking a smoke break and you can join me if you wish for a couple hours or so :)

Click the link below to watch or join the live chat. You must be on a desktop version browser to be in the chat.

Ask questions, shoot the breeze – whatever!