Island Jim Cigars

Football and Island Jim at the Mancave Fort Lauderdale

It’s football season and that means Thursday night games at your favorite brick and mortar shop. Last Thursday I had the opportunity to take a little trip down to Fort Lauderdale, FL to visit the Mancave Cigar Lounge owned and operated by two of the best Brothers of the Leaf, Brian Berk and Benjamin Grynbaum.  Not only[…]

Save the Leaf Cigar Freedom Event Day 2 – sponsored by Gurkha Cigars

Now that I made it home from Washington D.C. after long delays and flight cancellations on Delta Airlines, I can talk some more about the Save the Leaf weekend held August 6 – 8 in Washington D.C.. Day 2 of Save the Leaf was sponsored by Gurkha Cigars, and we can’t thank them enough for[…]

Save The Leaf

Save The Leaf Day 1

Day 1 of the Save The Leaf weekend is in the books,and what a day it was. I arrived in College Park Maryland around 11AM Saturday morning and as I sat outside the hotel  I fired up a cigar and within in moments I met a new Brother of the Leaf, John, who just got[…]

Gurkha Warlord 7×55 – Cigar Review

After a dog day afternoon with my brother and his dogs along with “Ziggy” the Stogie Press guardian I settled into the Stogie Press lounge for a Gurkha biggie – the Warlord – which  is a big 7×55 stick with some noticeable veins running along its reddish-brown shiny Nicaraguan wrapper. This is one of Gurkha’s strongest blends[…]

The Cigar Babes of Wisconsin

It was about 17 years ago and it seemed like men everywhere were indulging in cigars – on the golf course, in cigar lounges, at home with friends. But in Delafield Wisconsin, a woman by the name of Mary Lynn Kane was forging a different path – a cigar group for women. That’s right, it[…]