Cigars 101: Choosing, Cutting, and Lighting

by Rick September 5, 2014

For those of you who are unaware, there is a lot that goes into the process of actually enjoying a cigar. This beginner guide will help you select the “best cigars” for you to practice with, and it will teach you what you need to know in the vast world of cigars. Look to Trying [...]

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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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Use a Hookah without All of the Stress and Mess

by Rick July 31, 2014

Traditional hookahs tend to be a messy experience, although a rewarding one. It takes a lot to get a hookah prepared to smoke. Some days you just may not feel like setting up a hookah just to experience it again. Now you can experience it in a stress free manner by using a Fantasia electronic [...]

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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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Historic Dutch Masters Rank High with Cigar Smokers

by Rick July 6, 2014

Dutch Masters cigars have been rolled and wrapped in the United States for over a decade. These machine-rolled cigars come in two varieties; their cigars that are full sized, and the smaller ‘mini Dutch’ that is a cigarillo. Today they are still manufactured in the United States and feature Rembrandt’s painting ‘The Syndics of the [...]

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