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Small Smokes and Small Budgets, Part 2

Okay, so here we are 7 months later and I’m finally following up to my last post. I’m making no excuses this time: I just don’t blog that much. What can I say. Anyway, small budgets… This is the thing, I love nice cigars but I’m not the wealthiest guy. I’m mostly a 5-pack kind […]

Small Smokes and Small Budgets, Part 1

A lot of cigar blogs have a similar approach: they pick a hot new cigar and do a blow-by-blow review of it. As I’ve said before, I don’t have the same access to new releases as established reviewers and I also have a different approach to smoking. So this post is an attempt to encompass a […]

Bits and Pieces

Okay, so this is the story. I had to deal with some money stuff, which limited my cigar budget somewhat. Did I stop smoking? No, of course not, because the first thing I want in a money crunch is a cigar! But, to be fair, I smoked mainly singles, which doesn’t really do the cigar […]

Paul Stulac Lord

I want to talk a little bit about why I choose to review what I do. Firstly, I’m not a professional. I can’t keep up with the cutting edge guys. I don’t have the budget or connections to keep up with the hot new sticks. I’d be kidding myself if I even tried. Basically, I […]

Los Regalos Quetzal by Emilio Cigars

Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Habano Binder and Filler: Nicaraguan and Dominican Let me start by saying that i should have written this review right after I smoked the cigar. I always forget the feel of it. I can look back at my notes, but it’s just not the same. The nose of this stick was primarily hay, […]

Viaje Exclusivo 2013 Double Edged Sword II

This is not a review, as I smoked this cigar to relax and with some expectation of being disappointed. And I didn’t take notes. If you are interested in a thorough review, I’m sure halfwheel is happy to oblige. I will, however, just note that, yes, it was damaged, but I really enjoyed it. It lasted through […]

Herrera Esteli Norteño

Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés Binder: Honduras Filler: Nicaragua (Esteli & Jalapa) This, to me, is an intriguing looking cigar. The wrapper is a dark, matte brown, the tobacco billed as the “finest vintage aged air cured black cigar leaf” on the ring. The box press is quite extreme, but well done, resulting in a squat little cigar […]