Dave Blanco is doing a special cigar factory tour in Esteli Nicaragua from Monday 11/16/15 to Saturday 11/21/15, arriving in and leaving from Managua. In his own words, this is a special trip – showcasing how a brand is born, not the usual cigar itinerary. He’ll provide extra behind the … Continue reading
Here’s a cool Factory Tour vid from one of our sponsors, Southern Classic Cigars you all should enjoy 🙂
Truth In Advertising, In Our Beloved Cigar Industryby Bryan Glynn, March 18, 2015
The cigar industry as a whole is a benevolent, trustworthy, straightforward passionate lot. Filled with astounding personalities, deep generational ties, immense amounts of pride and fantastic work ethic. All working in tandem to produce some of the most enjoyable and coveted product on the planet to the most diverse range … Continue reading →
CigarsDirect.com is looking for College Basketball fans and Cigar Aficionadosby Bryan Glynn, March 13, 2015
CigarsDirect.com is once again hosting a free contest to get in on some WICKED cool prizes worth thousands of dollars! Get your brackets in and good luck!
The special-edition Cigar Safe features a custom sealed Spanish cedar interior for storing and aging cigars, in addition to state of the art security features Brown Safe is known for. The Cigar Safe is a celebration of everything the modern man cherishes….and often wants to keep to himself. Ballistic steel, … Continue reading →
How To Retrohale A Cigar For More Flavors David Blanco of Blanco Cigars runs cigar tours down at his facilities in Nicaragua and Honduras. Part of that experience is a series of classes and one part that I thought would be helpful to everyone is his presentation on how to … Continue reading →
I get this question frequently and have answered it many times but another reminder can’t hurt. It doesn’t take much but here are some do’s and don’ts for getting your cigars to the destination safely!
I had a request for this vid so here you go! This is how I clean mine and I give tips on how to clean others plus what not to do.
Short Promo Film For Frank Correnti Cigars By Notion Boulevardby Bryan Glynn, January 9, 2015
Zak from Notion Boulevard up in Canada sent in this cool promo film they just finished on Canada’s only Cigar Manufacturer and I thought it was really neat so I’m sharing it with all of you!
Cigar Rolling and Hookah Catering Company, Cigar Stud, is pleased to announce their first giveaway contest taking place from October 1st through November 15. For the first time ever, Cigar Stud is making their professional cigar rolling and hookah catering services a giveaway. The 2-Hour Cigar Rolling/Hookah Catering Services is … Continue reading →
Since most of the aged stash I sent out to you guys a few weeks ago were one off’s, I never had the opportunity to try them in the aged state. I have a selection here that I kept, and will get to sometime but for the most part everything … Continue reading →
I talked to LightersDirect.com who is sending a replacement lighter, no worries there of course. So I thought I might as well tear it down, take a look inside and see if I can confirm my thoughts on what failed. Hey, might as well show you guys too!
I’ve talked about and reviewed in depth, pretty much every humidification option. What I haven’t talked about are some tips on saving big bucks on some options. So here’s where I show you!
Yes, yes it is. Remember when I mentioned (a few times) that I prefer to bring my own cigars to a lounge to smoke? Well here’s another great example of why. I met with a manufacturer and buddy today at a shop that will remain anonymous to protect the guilty. … Continue reading →
I have seen this asked for what seems an eternity on the internet and nine times out of ten someone is showing an oldie & moldie, not plume. Or bloom, as you prefer to call it. What the heck am I talking about you might ask? I’m talking about the … Continue reading →
I felt like indulging my curiosities more so I opened up a new and used Boveda pack to see what makes them tick and talk about recharging…
I’m tired of the fear mongering I see passed around all the time about how to recharge your beads. I have been doing this for the past 5+ years straight. Some people love to tell you about what ‘might’ or ‘can’ happen. I tell you what did. It works great, … Continue reading →
I’m waging war against poor cellphone photos! Too often we are bombarded by blurry or out of focus photos all over the internet by cigar lovers that just haven’t been taught a couple important points about how to use the camera function of their phone. So here’s a real fast … Continue reading →
To go along with the latest fake Cuban cigar dissection, I thought I should show you the cream of the crop, so you can have a benchmark to clearly see the differences! And well, it goes a little sideways from there… EDIT: Padron responded, read below in the comments…
The donor knows for sure there are NO hard feelings so this is NOT meant in any other light than education and curiosity. There are probably far more fakes than real Cubans out there, and it’s always a crap shoot what you will find in a fake. They range from … Continue reading →
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