The Punch Bareknuckle Elites.

Punch Bareknuckle

I had a few folks ask me, so what was cigar #99? Well, It was the Punch Bareknuckle Elites (5.2″x45 corona). It was a great stick, and talk about affordable:…

Great all the way to the end

Review: TL Johnson Tempio

TL Johnson Tempio Wrapper: Pennsylvania Binder: Dominican Filler: Nicaragua and Dominican Sizes: Churchill, Robusto, Toro, Torpedo Size for review: Robusto (5×50) Retail: ~$9 Knowing that I was getting close to…


Review: Alec Bradley Connecticut

Alec Bradley Connecticut Wrapper: Ecuador grown Connecticut Binder: Honduras Filler: Nicaragua and Honduras Sizes: Churchill, Corona, Robusto, Toro, Torpedo Size for review: Robusto Retail: ~$7 The Alec Bradley Connecticut came…

Will one of these be my 100th cigar variety?

My 100th Cigar

I was just updating my Had It/Got It/Want It page and I was curious: how many different cigars have I smoked so far this year. It was time to make…

Looking forward to toasting this one


In just a few more hours it’ll be 7:24pm, on July 24th (7/24). Therefore I’ll be toasting up this cigar: the 7-20-4 Hustler that I stashed in my humidor a…



I received a phonecall last night. Turns out I won a prize pack from the Alec Bradley Cigars event the other day. While I didn’t get the giant AB ashtray,…

Black Markets have long been some of my favorite cigars

Few puffs from the weekend

Last weekend was more for the family, so I didn’t get around to as many cigars as I would if I was home working on the yard. After the poor…

Nearing the end of the first third

Review: Pinar del Rio Exclusivo Reserva Limitada

Pinar del Rio Exclusivo Reserva Limitada Wrapper – Dominican Habano Binder – Criollo ’98, Brazilian Habano Filler – Nicaraguan Jalapa and Esteli, Dominican Criollo ’98, Dominican Corojo, Dominican Negrita Canca…

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….