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 16 awesome article(s).


Kristoff Ligero Robusto Maduro: A Review by Ken York

by Ken York September 2, 2014

The Kristoff Ligero is excellent—well made, solid construction, great earthy smell, an excellent smoker. Ligero refers to a specific section of a cigar tobacco plant. Ligero (and corona) refers to the top rows of leaves on the plant. The higher up the plant, the more powerful in flavor and nicotine, so this is a strong [...]

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Camacho Triple Maduro: A Review by Ken York

by Ken York August 7, 2014

Camacho’s Triple Maduro claims to be strong – it is. Not quite strong enough to wake up married to a waitress missing her front teeth, but definitely strong enough to give you a buzz and having you stumbling around light headed. My preference is for medium to strong cigars, but every so often you have [...]

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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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