this CAO Lx2 corona (4.0"x45) is a great example of the flavor differences between smaller and larger cigars

A Matter of Size

Recently I’ve been working on selecting and smoking smaller cigars–both in length and ring gauge. My primary purpose for choosing small cigars like Perfectos and Coronas is a matter of…

Fun battle: both of my wife's company kickball teams facing off against each other.

Kickball and Room 101

Wife’s company has two kickball teams facing each other right now. What a great time to enjoy a Room 101 Namakubi Equador Filero. The smoke is good, despite the build….

It's cozy, but fun.

Tuesday nights at Detention

I really started smoking cigars when my wife created “Dad’s Night.” You see, I’m a stay at home dad with a lovely little daughter. I also get cabin fever in…

Small cigars are great for when you're fighting the clock or bad weather

AB Maxx Nano

I don’t reach for small sticks on a regular basis, but cigars like the Alec Bradley Maxx Nano are amazing when you need that quick smoke. The Maxx offers great…

A fine smoke at a great price

La Tradicion Cubana

Fired up a La Tradicion Cubana with my coffee. It’s quiet tasty, and frankly amazing for less than $5 per stick. Here are my quick tasting notes: La Tradicion Cubana…

Ooh la la

Unspeakable Things

That’s what I did to the FedEx guy this morning. For one, he was a full day earlier. Secondly, be brought me these: That’s a box of God of Fire…

Here's a drop dead gorgeous stick

TL Johnson Legend Reserve 63 Maduro – review

Wrapper: Maduro (brazilian?) Binder: Honduran Filler: Peru Ligero and Nicaraguan Habano Seco Sizes: Churchill, Toro, Gordo, Robusto, Corona, Torpedo size for review: Corona The first time I saw a photo…

One of the most beautiful labels I've seen

Flor de las Antillas

The third cigar I ever smoked was the My Father Cigars’ Flor de las Antillas. It was at an event at Broadway Cigar. I followed it up with a Padron…

Black Ops maduro

(Gurkha) Black Ops Maduro – review

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro Filller/Binder: Nicaragua sizing: Churchill, Robusto, Toro, Torpedo Churchill selected for review These come up on C-bid with so much regularity, I had to give them a…

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Aging Room Quattro F55

It’s rare that I smoke the same cigar twice in a week. The Aging Room Quattro F55 is the second cigar with that distinction this year. To be honest, though,…