Drew Estate Papas Fritas

I thoroughly enjoyed this cigar in the smoke “pit” ( Navy smoking area) with a few submarine sailors, listening to them moan and groan about sub life. I think the ambient low morale made this cigar that much better. This is a small stick, but don’t be fooled. If you want power in a small…

2013-08-21 17.03.42

San Cristobal Fabuloso 6×52 Torpedo

Today’s review comes once again from the Ashton cigar family and is one of their boutique blends made entirely of Nicaraguan tobacco. It is made by Don Pepin Garcia for Ashton in Estelli, Nicaraugua. This alone should draw some of the My Father fans to this cigar immediately. I would really recommend this cigar to…


Arturo Fuente Anejo Shark #77

The second smoke of the day had to be a good one if it was going to follow the Ashton earlier. I dug a little deeper into the stash and pulled out one of my Arturo Fuente Anejo Sharks #77. This can be defined in two words, smooth and tasty! I have had these resting…


Why save a cigar?

Everyone has had a really good cigar in their humidor at one point, and I also have a few that I am cherishing but over the last couple of months I am realizing, why save it?? I am going to enjoy all of the cigars I have if I can. It annoys me when I…

2013-08-19 16.05.39

La Jugada “Prieto” Robusto

The end to a busy Monday was a La Jugada “Prieto” Robusto provided to me by Mike Cavanaugh of donfranciscocigars.com As some of you will see on my reviews, I have my dogs out and usually walking the old abandoned railroad tracks. These dogs almost sense when I get a cigar, that it means they…

2013-08-18 09.58.02

L’Atelier Maduro (MAD54)

The Sunday morning dog walk was going to be an adventure, so I chose a new cigar released by Pete Johnson and his brother KC Johnson (Tatuaje makers) at the 2013 IPCPR trade show. This is one of his latest cigars to be released and his first true Maduro cigar. Previously the “Surrogates” line had…


My Father El Centurion

Tonight’s smoke another “My Father” cigar, this one is the new El Centurion. Don Pepin, continues to make what he does best and that’s a great cigar. The cigar pre-light was flawless, the wrapper clean and no veins. The burn and draw were perfect, this is a milder smoke than the le Bijou and yet…


My Father Le Bijou 1922

The My Father Le Bijou 1922, by Don Pepin is one of my favorite cigars to date. This cigar has everything I want spice, pepper, even burn, great flavor and quality. Not sure how I can recommend this cigar in a clearer way. Go find this cigar, cut, light, enjoy and repeat. 10 Smoke Rings!


La Aurora 107

Today’s afternoon smoke La Aurora 107, a Dominican cigar. The first 1/3 of the cigar was a little difficult to enjoy but improved throughout the smoke. The burn and ash were both even and continuous. After halfway through the stick the flavors really started to come through, I picked up a walnut and peppery taste.…