Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars Archetype Pupil – Rated 95

Introduced at the 2020 Tobacco Plus Expo Trade Show, the Ventura Cigars Pupil is the milder side of the two blend extension to the company’s Archetype line. The other was the Master which I reviewed last month. The company explains this new series as being: “Inspired by the studies of both Sigmund Freud and Karl Read more about Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars Archetype Pupil – Rated 95[…]

Lifestyle:Virtual Herfs, The New Temporary Normal – By Mike Holmes

As of the weekend of March 20-22, the cigar community has seen a tremendous spike among cigar enthusiasts who have started herfing with brothers and sisters of the leaf from all parts of the United States. “Virtual Herfing” isn’t a new phenomenon, but the sudden spike in use of technology due to the Corona Virus Read more about Lifestyle:Virtual Herfs, The New Temporary Normal – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar News: Crowned Heads Announces the TAA Exclusive Lost Angel 2020

Even with the TAA Annual Meeting and Convention being canceled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Associate Members have announced they will be shipping there blend to member shops. One of those is the Lost Angel 2020 by Crowned Heads which is the prequel to The Angels Anvil (2014-19), and explores the darker side Read more about Cigar News: Crowned Heads Announces the TAA Exclusive Lost Angel 2020[…]

Cigar News: TAA Cancels 2020 Annual Meeting and Convention but Associate Members Still Shipping Blends

The Tobacconists’ Association of America (TAA) has announced that this year’s annual meeting and convention has been abandoned due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The meeting was originally scheduled for March 22- 26 in Cabo San Lucas Mexico. The association did note, they were considering rescheduling the event, but with the current conditions of the Read more about Cigar News: TAA Cancels 2020 Annual Meeting and Convention but Associate Members Still Shipping Blends[…]

Cigar Review: Nat Sherman Timeless Prestige Robusto – Rated 88

Originally Released back in 2011, the Nat Sherman Timeless has lived up to its name and has survived close to a decade since its introduction. The look of the branding has changed since its inception, but the cigar, which was originally called the Timeless Dominican (now the Timeless Prestige), is still made at the Quesada Read more about Cigar Review: Nat Sherman Timeless Prestige Robusto – Rated 88[…]

Cigar News: Crowned Heads Announces – Four Kicks Capa Especial

In the middle of 2011, Crowned Heads began working with Ernesto Perez-Carrillo on what would become the inaugural cigar from the Nashville-based company, “Four Kicks” Close to a decade later, the Four Kicks brand thrives as a cornerstone to the Crowned Heads premium cigar portfolio. During those latter stages of the original Four Kicks blend Read more about Cigar News: Crowned Heads Announces – Four Kicks Capa Especial[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 4 – The Chaffiot Collection & COVID19

This week we had special guest Justin Chaffiot from the Chaffiot Collection. Justin cigar line is special in that he donates 10% of profits to fight Human Trafficking. We also had Terry Mayben who runs our local cigar group (Sticks and Spirits). This was a great show we not only dove into Justin’s mission, but Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 4 – The Chaffiot Collection & COVID19[…]

Cigar News: Drew Estate Unveils Herrera Esteli TAA Exclusive for 2020

Drew Estate unveiled today the 2020 Herrera Esteli TAA Exclusive release. The Herrera Esteli TAA Exclusive is a 6 x 52 toro featuring a rich Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, bold Brazilian Mata Fina binder, and lush Nicaraguan fillers. Blended by Drew Estate Master Blender Willy Herrera exclusively for the TAA, this cigar is a testament to the Read more about Cigar News: Drew Estate Unveils Herrera Esteli TAA Exclusive for 2020[…]

Cigar News: Dissident Shipping Partial Allocations of HOME 2020 to Assist Retailers During COVID-19 Crisis

Originally intended for a full release next month, Dissident is releasing a partial allocation of its limited edition HOME 2020 to select retailers this week in an attempt to support some of its retail partners. Dissident Cigars Owner, Ben Holt stated: “I was waiting until next month when the whole of the shipment was stateside Read more about Cigar News: Dissident Shipping Partial Allocations of HOME 2020 to Assist Retailers During COVID-19 Crisis[…]

Cigar Review: Casa Cuevas Habano Toro – Rated 93

The Casa Cuevas family and their Tabacalera Las Lavas S.R.L. factory in the Dominican Republic have been hand crafting cigars for large and small brands for a long time with family roots going back to 19th century Cuba. After decades in the business, Tabacalera Las Lavas made a bold move in 2017 and started to Read more about Cigar Review: Casa Cuevas Habano Toro – Rated 93[…]

Cigar News: Drew Estate Postpones Florida Barn Smoker From May 16th to November 14th

Drew Estate announced today it is postponing the Florida Barn Smoker until November 13th-14th, 2020 out of an abundance of caution due to ongoing health concerns surrounding COVID-19. On March 15th, the CDC issued the following statement, “CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers Read more about Cigar News: Drew Estate Postpones Florida Barn Smoker From May 16th to November 14th[…]

Cigar Review: Kristoff Shade Grown Matador – Rated 86

Introduced in 2019, the Kristoff Shade Grown is a cigar most sites have noted as a re-branding of the original Kristoff Britannia Reserva. Regardless, it fills out the company’s portfolio with Honduran Shade grown Connecticut wrapper that offers a mild to medium body. Kristoff describes this cigar as: “The Shade Grown is a mild-medium bodied Read more about Cigar Review: Kristoff Shade Grown Matador – Rated 86[…]

Taking it to the Nub – Season 1:Episode 3

In this week episode of Taking It To The Nub, with Shirtless Mike and Boston Jimmie. This episode features Luigi Lucente, Owner of CigarMedics on along with his CigarMedics team. Luigi is the inventor of the HumidiMeter device that I reviewed last year. He was kind enough to join Mike and I to talk about Read more about Taking it to the Nub – Season 1:Episode 3[…]