Did Rembrandt Ever Smoke Any Dutch Masters Cigarillos?

by Rick February 18, 2014

Modern day Dutch in their native Holland, are known to have a liking for small cigars or cigarillos and a painting called “The Syndics of the Drapers’ Guild” (De Staalmeesters) painted by Rembrandt in 1662 does appear on the packaging for Dutch Masters Cigarillos. Could he have been enjoying Dutch Masters Cigarillos while painting? Unlikely [...]

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How to Pick a Good Cigar

by Rick February 7, 2014

So, you’re new to the world of cigars, and you naturally don’t want the tobacco shop to pull the wool over your head. Perhaps you’re tasked with purchasing cigars for a bachelor party, or a baby shower. Maybe you’re interested just for your own pleasure. But how do you choose? Here are some steps to [...]

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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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Cigar Aficionado’s Bargain Cigars

by Elliot December 20, 2013

Being a true cigar aficionado or cigar smoker can be expensive. Cigar Aficionado has come up with a list of some of the best cigars that won’t break the bank. To see Cigar Aficionado’s article, click here! Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story – 93 Points Buenaventura BV560 – 92 Points AVERAGE COST – $5.60 AVERAGE [...]

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Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 Cigars of 2013: Fourth Release

by Elliot December 19, 2013

The final cigars have been released and we couldn’t agree more with several of Cigar Aficionado’s choices. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. #11 Oliva Serie O Churchill Wrapper: Nicaragua Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Ring: 50 Length: 7″ Rating: 94 Oliva cigars are known to be on the top list. The [...]

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Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 Cigars of 2013: NUMBER 1 CIGAR

by Elliot December 18, 2013

AND THE NUMBER 1 CIGAR FOR 2013 IS………. #1 Montecristo No. 2 Wrapper: Cuba Binder: Cuba Filler: Cuba Ring: 52 Length: 6 1/8″ Rating: 96 Cigar smokers and non-cigar smokers everywhere know the name Montecristo. They are constantly rated highly among cigar aficionados. The Montecristo No. 2 has been around for over twenty years and [...]

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Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 Cigars of 2013: Second Release

by Elliot December 17, 2013

The second release is filled with a little bit of everything, from Cubans to Dominicans, there is something every palate would enjoy. #2 Aging Room Quattro F55 Concerto Wrapper: Indonesia: Binder: Dominican Republic: Filler: Dominican Republic Ring: 50 Length: 7″ Rating: 95 Indonesian wrappers are typically used for machine made cigars, but when Aging Room [...]

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