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 14 awesome article(s).


Ashton Cabinet Selection Belicosa, A Review by Ken York

by Ken York July 10, 2014

Ashton Cabinet Selection premiered in 1985 and was immediately recognized as an excellent cigar.  It gets its rich and complex taste from Dominican fillers aged 4-5 years.  Its Connecticut Shade wrapper is aged an extra year and makes for a dynamic combination. Since making its debut it continues to be made to exacting standards and [...]

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Casa de Garcia Magnum Bundle, Review by Ken York

by Ken York July 8, 2014

I’m often asked about everyday cigars.  The ones that you can light up, enjoy, and not worry about the cost. Face it, we’re not all made of money and generally can’t afford those beautiful 1964 Padrons on a daily basis. A favorite of mine are the Casa de Garcia bundles made by the Tabacalera de [...]

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H. Upmann Legacy Toro, A Review by Ken York

by Ken York June 3, 2014

I once had the rare opportunity to tour the Tabacalera de Garcia cigar factory in the Dominican Republic.  The factory is one of the largest handmade cigar factories in the world, if not the largest. At the end of the day I left with some of José Seijas’ exquisite personal blends and a box of [...]

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Drew Estate Nirvana Torpedo – A Review By Ken York

by Ken York May 29, 2014

Drew Estate Nirvana Torpedo, $11.99 a stick The Drew Estate Nirvana Torpedo is a great cigar. It was created by Drew Estate for Royal Gold and released in 2014. It’s rolled in Nicaragua, but breaks away from the recent trend of all tobaccos have to come from the same country. It has a Rosado wrapper [...]

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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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