Archive of Ken York

Ken York is an international cigar writer. He was the unofficial travel correspondent for Cigar Magazine, which is now defunct (not his fault). His friends refer to him as the Dos Equis guy due to his wide range of experiences: Army, Air Force (with a week on an aircraft carrier too), linguist, reporter, actor, author, and he even has a bug named for him: Isoneuromyia yorki Evenhuis, a Vietnames predatory fungus gnat. He prefers medium-bodied cigar with a nice single-malt highlands scotch.

Ken has written 10 awesome article(s).


RyJ by Romeo y Julieta – A Review By Ken York

by Ken York April 16, 2014

First a little background on myself and Romeo y Julieta Cigars. I used to smoke nothing – not cigars, cigarettes, or a pipe, then one of my sons in harm’s way over in the Mideast sent me two boxes of Cuban Romeo y Julieta cigars. Since he was still deployed over there I felt it [...]

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Oliva Serie V Melanio Figurado – A Review by Ken York

by Ken York January 28, 2014

Oliva Serie V Melanio Figurado BnB Price: About $13 a stick The Oliva Serie V Melanio Figurado is excellent. I’m a sucker for a Figurado – the tapering on both ends gives it that unique look and feel. Just sitting on my table I can look at this cigar and know that I’m in for [...]

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Nub Cameroon

by Ken York December 17, 2013

Nub Cameroon BnB Price: About $5 a stick Review by Ken York The Nub Cameroon 460 Cigars are Nicaraguan through and through. Nub’s goal is to capture and deliver the true essence of a cigar throughout the entire cigar smoking experience. Unlike other cigars that build in flavor as you smoke them, Nubs go for [...]

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Padron 1964 Imperial Maduro

by Ken York November 8, 2013

Padron 1964 Imperial Maduro BnB Price: About $15 a stick Review by Ken York I love a box pressed cigar, not sure why, but I do. But that’s what cigar selection is about – what is it that makes you enjoy one cigar over another.  Padron has been making cigars since 1964 and this cigar [...]

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Arturo Fuente Hemingway Signature

by Ken York November 8, 2013

Arturo Fuente Hemingway Signature BnB Price: About $7 a stick Review by Ken York The Arturo Fuente Hemingway Signature is a great smoke. It’s also fun because it’s a Figurado, which has a pointy foot (the part you light) and a rounded head. And yes, I have seen a person lighting and smoking from the [...]

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Cult Fuerte Torpedo – A Review By Ken York

by Ken York October 7, 2013

I didn’t get it. I don’t know why, but my Cult Fuerte was anything but. Fuerte is Spanish for strong or vigorous. My Cult Fuerte wasn’t. It’s touted as a full-bodied cigar with a well-balanced assertive flavor profile. After all, it has an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Ometepe Nicaraguan binder, and Jalapa, Nicaraguan filler. The one [...]

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Alex Bradley Nica Puro Robusto – A Review By Ken York

by Ken York September 4, 2013

This is a full-bodied manly cigar. It feels impressive, it looks impressive, and it tastes impressive. It’s Nicaraguan through and through – wrapper, filler, and binder, so you know there is going to be some real strength there. It has a dark Nicaraguan Habano wrapper that’s a dark brown in color. The construction is solid, [...]

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