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Jun 27

FREE CIGAR CONTEST – Macanudo 1968 Box

Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 in World of CO

EDIT – Congratulations ‘Smokinman’!

FREE CIGAR CONTEST – Macanudo 1968 Box

OK we have another contest for a free box of cigars! This time it’s a box from General Cigar, of Macanudo 1968 Gigantes!! This contest will run until Monday, July 11th. The winner must be at least 19 years of age and reside in the CONUS. To enter simply leave a comment here on the main site below (not Facebook).  The winner will be randomly drawn and the box shipped out the next week! Comment below with your FaceBook, YouTube and Twitter names and follow on each for extra entries. Good luck everyone!

Jun 18

Father’s Day Cigar Art Sale 30% OFF

Posted on Saturday, June 18, 2011 in World of CO

For Father’s Day this year, why not give him (or yourself) a gift he would really want? Cigar Art Prints and Canvas Wraps are available for limited time only at 30% off normal prices! A huge variety of shots are available, everyone is sure to find something they will love! From bands, to boxes, artsy to commercial, everything is covered. Take a look through the gallery today and email me with your order! You must mention code FATHERSDAY for the 30% discount, good for a limited time only!

Cigar Art Gallery

Email me here

Jun 14

FREE CIGAR CONTEST – Torres Cigars Sampler

Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 in World of CO

EDIT: Congrats to ‘CliffJohnston’! Send me your contact info and your box will go right out!

OK we have another contest for a free box of cigars! This time it’s a sampler box from Torres Cigars, featuring a VERY wide assortment of blends and sizes! This contest will run until Monday, June 27th. The winner must be at least 19 years of age and reside in the CONUS. To enter simply leave a comment here on the main site below (not Facebook).  The winner will be randomly drawn and the box shipped out the next week! Comment below with your FaceBook, YouTube and Twitter names and follow on each for extra entries.

Jun 14

Henry Clay Brevas Finas Maduro Cigar Review

Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 in Cigar Reviews

Henry Clay Brevas Finas Maduro Cigar Review

This 6.5×48 stick features a dark chocolate wrapper with a thick rustic feel, slight tooth with a nice oily sheen, small veins, even firm construction and seams, a double cap and a slightly sweet tobacco aroma. First light reveals (more…)

May 23

Press Release: GENERAL CIGAR ROLLS BACK PRICE OF MACANUDO 1968

Posted on Monday, May 23, 2011 in News


Press Release: GENERAL CIGAR ROLLS BACK PRICE OF MACANUDO 1968

Richmond, VA—General Cigar announces today that the company is reducing the price of all Macanudo 1968 cigars, representing an average price savings of more than $3.33 per cigar, and an average cost savings of more than $32.00 per box.

The new pricing of Macanudo 1968 is currently being made available exclusively at brick and mortar retailers across the U.S.

Bill Chilian, director of marketing commented, “Since the debut of Macanudo 1968 in August of 2008, the brand has enjoyed critical acclaim and has received high praise from brick and mortar retailers across the country. We recognize that Macanudo 1968 is a strong product with tremendous potential and decided to revise the pricing structure to make the brand accessible to a broader range of cigar enthusiasts.”

Under the new pricing structure, Macanudo 1968 Churchill (7” x 49) will now be available for $7.69 per cigar or $153.80 per 20-count box (previous price was $10.00 per cigar or $200 per box). Macanudo 1968 Toro (6” x 54) will now carry an SRP of $7.49 or $149.80 per box (previous price was $9.50 per cigar, or $190.00 per box).
At 5” x 50, the Robusto frontmark (5” x 50) will now retail for $6.49 per cigar, with a box price of $129.80 (previous price was $8.50 per cigar and $170.00 per box). Rounding out the collection is Macanudo 1968 Gigante (6” x 60) which will now cost $7.99 apiece or $159.80 per box (previous price was $11.00 per cigar, or with a box price of $220.

About Macanudo 1968
Macanudo 1968 is made completely of tobaccos which are either grown by General Cigar or cultivated for the company under an agreement of exclusivity. Harvested one sun-ripened leaf at a time, aged in tercios and charcoaled wooden barrels to further enrich its flavor, the blend marries proprietary Dominican and Nicaraguan tobacco to a tobacco cultivated solely for General Cigar in the remote Nicaraguan island of Ometepe. These tobaccos were developed expressly to complement the hearty Connecticut Habano binder and flawless, lustrous Honduran San Agustin wrapper.

Macanudo 1968 is aesthetically pleasing, with the brand’s characteristic round head and immaculate construction evident at the first glance. From the first draw to the last, deeply complex yet balanced flavor envelops the palate with a freshness that celebrates inherent natural sweetness from the soils that bore each tobacco.

About General Cigar
General Cigar Co. Inc., a division of Scandinavian Tobacco Group, manufactures and markets handcrafted cigars for the premium market. Committed to delivering cigars of the finest quality, General Cigar’s skilled artisans produce Macanudo, Cohiba®, La Gloria Cubana®, Punch®, CAO®, Partagas®, Hoyo de Monterrey®, Excalibur® and several other leading premium brands in the company’s Dominican, Honduran and Nicaraguan factories. In addition, the company cultivates proprietary tobacco which is used exclusively in its blends. General Cigar also operates Club Macanudo®, a cigar bar in New York City. Based in Richmond, VA, General Cigar sells through tobacconists nationwide and also exports select products to 62 countries. For more information, please visit www.cigarworld.com.

® Macanudo, Cohiba, La Gloria Cubana, Punch, CAO, Partagas, Hoyo de Monterrey, Excalibur and Club Macanudo are registered trademarks of General Cigar Co. Inc.
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May 16

New Contest Format

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2011 in World of CO

After trying everything I can think of to make a fun and fair contest system that involves voting, I have decided it’s not feasible at this time. In order to make it fun and easy for anyone to participate it unfortunately opens doors to other events. It’s happened three times now, despite taking precautions. Even though this last time the effects were mitigated it still consumed a ridiculous amount of my time and energy. Not just the direct results but the aftermath – from people demanding consolation prizes, to accusations against me and the site. I’m done.

To those that submitted entries for the next round already I apologize – it’s some cool stuff for sure!

The remaining prize packs and all future contests will be in the same format everyone else uses (perhaps for good reason after all), which will simply be to leave a comment on a post and it will be a random drawing. June 1st the next round will start, I’ll have details and photos shortly.

EDIT: One of the cool entries below:

May 10

Cigar Survivor Gong Show #2 – FINAL VOTE

Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 in World of CO

Cigar Survivor Gong Show #2, DAY 8 FINAL VOTE (Register on the site to vote)

Last day! The rules are simple, cast your vote once per day for which entry you think should be ELIMINATED from the competition! Each day a new vote will be up until ‘There can be only one’! Here are this month’s entires in no particular order:

#1
My first humidor

I have been a cigar smoker since over a decade now and when I started I was a teenager and knew very little about it except that I really liked the taste of them. I enjoyed a few puffs here and there but I wasn’t smoking on a regular basis until I spent a summer in Victoria, BC where I could easily get my hands on some quality sticks. I was buying a few of them at a time and soon needed a place to preserve them. At that time, I had very little money to spend on cigars and far from my budget was the idea of acquiring a humidor. So I decided to build one. Actually, I built two of them, one for myself and the other one for my younger brother, who is also a “cigaraholic” like his older brother…

I did not own too many tools for wood working so what you see there has been made with very little, mostly tools borrowed from my uncles. I “stole” some wood from those same uncles and I bought what I thought was the top of the line hygrometer hahaha! The humidification device is made from an old film canister and the rubber joint all around the lid is made from a mouse pad that I took apart and cut to size. It wasn’t the best humidor but sure prevented my precious sticks from drying!

To complete this story, I need to mention that a few years ago, thieves broke into my brother’s house (the brother that owns the other humidor of that same “vintage”!). They looked for hidden money and finally took off with my brother’s personal computer and this humidor that I had made. When the police showed up on scene, they found the computer and the humidor in the woods, not far from the property. I felt bad for my brother at the time but also secretly felt proud about the fact that this little box had been worth enough for them to try stealing it!!!

Hope you enjoyed the story!

#2
This is a picture of my 160 pound brown Newfoundland Bruno

and I in the middle of winter in Portland, Maine. It was in the 20′s

but I was able to still enjoy this Montecristo Flor*Fina.

Contest 2 FINAL VOTE- Which gets ELIMINATED?

  • 1 (54%, 27 Votes)
  • 2 (46%, 23 Votes)

Total Voters: 50

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May 8

Cigar Survivor Gong Show #2, VOTE Day 7 Take 2!

Posted on Sunday, May 8, 2011 in World of CO

Cigar Survivor Gong Show #2, DAY 7 TAKE 2 – VOTE (Register on the site to vote)

EDIT

I screwed up in the backend, I tried posting this while I was on the road from my phone and screwed up the poll option, auto closing it early and I didn’t realize it. Only a few votes were placed for this day before it shut down, so I’m going to re-run todays vote for it’s normal full duration. My apologies, but I didn’t have a choice of when I could work on it. This day’s vote will end midnight Monday and then we’ll have the final vote! Good luck!

We’re down to the final three! The rules are simple, cast your vote once per day for which entry you think should be ELIMINATED from the competition! Each day a new vote will be up until ‘There can be only one’! Here are this month’s entires in no particular order:

#1
My first humidor

I have been a cigar smoker since over a decade now and when I started I was a teenager and knew very little about it except that I really liked the taste of them. I enjoyed a few puffs here and there but I wasn’t smoking on a regular basis until I spent a summer in Victoria, BC where I could easily get my hands on some quality sticks. I was buying a few of them at a time and soon needed a place to preserve them. At that time, I had very little money to spend on cigars and far from my budget was the idea of acquiring a humidor. So I decided to build one. Actually, I built two of them, one for myself and the other one for my younger brother, who is also a “cigaraholic” like his older brother…

I did not own too many tools for wood working so what you see there has been made with very little, mostly tools borrowed from my uncles. I “stole” some wood from those same uncles and I bought what I thought was the top of the line hygrometer hahaha! The humidification device is made from an old film canister and the rubber joint all around the lid is made from a mouse pad that I took apart and cut to size. It wasn’t the best humidor but sure prevented my precious sticks from drying!

To complete this story, I need to mention that a few years ago, thieves broke into my brother’s house (the brother that owns the other humidor of that same “vintage”!). They looked for hidden money and finally took off with my brother’s personal computer and this humidor that I had made. When the police showed up on scene, they found the computer and the humidor in the woods, not far from the property. I felt bad for my brother at the time but also secretly felt proud about the fact that this little box had been worth enough for them to try stealing it!!!

Hope you enjoyed the story!

#2
This is a picture of my 160 pound brown Newfoundland Bruno

and I in the middle of winter in Portland, Maine. It was in the 20′s

but I was able to still enjoy this Montecristo Flor*Fina.

#3
A winning combination: the Padilla Miami salomon, a great cigar and a glass of tawny port, one of the great cigar drinks. Cigars are one of my favorite photography subjects and Ernesto Padilla’s design for the Miami band is one of the all-time greats, in my opinion. So, it was an excellent candidate for a cigar still-life shot.

Contest 2, DAY 7 Take 2 - Who Should Be ELIMINATED?

  • 1 (13%, 4 Votes)
  • 2 (39%, 12 Votes)
  • 3 (48%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 31

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May 7

Cigar Survivor Gong Show #2, VOTE Day 6

Posted on Saturday, May 7, 2011 in World of CO

Cigar Survivor Gong Show #2, DAY 6 – VOTE (Register on the site to vote)

Only 4 remaining! The rules are simple, cast your vote once per day for which entry you think should be ELIMINATED from the competition! Each day a new vote will be up until ‘There can be only one’! Here are this month’s entires in no particular order:

#1

#2
My first humidor

I have been a cigar smoker since over a decade now and when I started I was a teenager and knew very little about it except that I really liked the taste of them. I enjoyed a few puffs here and there but I wasn’t smoking on a regular basis until I spent a summer in Victoria, BC where I could easily get my hands on some quality sticks. I was buying a few of them at a time and soon needed a place to preserve them. At that time, I had very little money to spend on cigars and far from my budget was the idea of acquiring a humidor. So I decided to build one. Actually, I built two of them, one for myself and the other one for my younger brother, who is also a “cigaraholic” like his older brother…

I did not own too many tools for wood working so what you see there has been made with very little, mostly tools borrowed from my uncles. I “stole” some wood from those same uncles and I bought what I thought was the top of the line hygrometer hahaha! The humidification device is made from an old film canister and the rubber joint all around the lid is made from a mouse pad that I took apart and cut to size. It wasn’t the best humidor but sure prevented my precious sticks from drying!

To complete this story, I need to mention that a few years ago, thieves broke into my brother’s house (the brother that owns the other humidor of that same “vintage”!). They looked for hidden money and finally took off with my brother’s personal computer and this humidor that I had made. When the police showed up on scene, they found the computer and the humidor in the woods, not far from the property. I felt bad for my brother at the time but also secretly felt proud about the fact that this little box had been worth enough for them to try stealing it!!!

Hope you enjoyed the story!

#3
This is a picture of my 160 pound brown Newfoundland Bruno

and I in the middle of winter in Portland, Maine. It was in the 20′s

but I was able to still enjoy this Montecristo Flor*Fina.

#4
A winning combination: the Padilla Miami salomon, a great cigar and a glass of tawny port, one of the great cigar drinks. Cigars are one of my favorite photography subjects and Ernesto Padilla’s design for the Miami band is one of the all-time greats, in my opinion. So, it was an excellent candidate for a cigar still-life shot.

Contest 2, DAY 6 - Who Should Be ELIMINATED?

  • 1 (39%, 13 Votes)
  • 2 (12%, 4 Votes)
  • 3 (33%, 11 Votes)
  • 4 (16%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 33

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May 6

Cigar Survivor Gong Show #2, VOTE Day 5

Posted on Friday, May 6, 2011 in World of CO

Cigar Survivor Gong Show #2, DAY 5 – VOTE (Register on the site to vote)

Ok it’s getting there! The rules are simple, cast your vote once per day for which entry you think should be ELIMINATED from the competition! Each day a new vote will be up until ‘There can be only one’! Here are this month’s entires in no particular order:

#1

#2

#3
My first humidor

I have been a cigar smoker since over a decade now and when I started I was a teenager and knew very little about it except that I really liked the taste of them. I enjoyed a few puffs here and there but I wasn’t smoking on a regular basis until I spent a summer in Victoria, BC where I could easily get my hands on some quality sticks. I was buying a few of them at a time and soon needed a place to preserve them. At that time, I had very little money to spend on cigars and far from my budget was the idea of acquiring a humidor. So I decided to build one. Actually, I built two of them, one for myself and the other one for my younger brother, who is also a “cigaraholic” like his older brother…

I did not own too many tools for wood working so what you see there has been made with very little, mostly tools borrowed from my uncles. I “stole” some wood from those same uncles and I bought what I thought was the top of the line hygrometer hahaha! The humidification device is made from an old film canister and the rubber joint all around the lid is made from a mouse pad that I took apart and cut to size. It wasn’t the best humidor but sure prevented my precious sticks from drying!

To complete this story, I need to mention that a few years ago, thieves broke into my brother’s house (the brother that owns the other humidor of that same “vintage”!). They looked for hidden money and finally took off with my brother’s personal computer and this humidor that I had made. When the police showed up on scene, they found the computer and the humidor in the woods, not far from the property. I felt bad for my brother at the time but also secretly felt proud about the fact that this little box had been worth enough for them to try stealing it!!!

Hope you enjoyed the story!

#4
This is a picture of my 160 pound brown Newfoundland Bruno

and I in the middle of winter in Portland, Maine. It was in the 20′s

but I was able to still enjoy this Montecristo Flor*Fina.

#5
A winning combination: the Padilla Miami salomon, a great cigar and a glass of tawny port, one of the great cigar drinks. Cigars are one of my favorite photography subjects and Ernesto Padilla’s design for the Miami band is one of the all-time greats, in my opinion. So, it was an excellent candidate for a cigar still-life shot.

Contest 2, DAY 5 - Who Gets ELIMINATED?

  • 1 (25%, 10 Votes)
  • 2 (30%, 12 Votes)
  • 3 (10%, 4 Votes)
  • 4 (25%, 10 Votes)
  • 5 (10%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 40

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