His father is one of the cigar industry’s legendary master blenders; Avo was his adopted uncle, he knows the cigar business inside and out. He’s also just a really nice guy: Klaas Pieter Kelner, Davidoff Cigars Brand Ambassador, who talks with us about growing up at the heart of the business, the appreciation of a fine cigar, and more
The Rafael Gonzalez Churchill offers a long, smooth, and mellow smoke with dominant notes of cedar, nuts and a pinch of sweet spice. A terrific starter cigar – click to see more of our review.
The CAO Nicaragua Tipitapa issues a creamy-nutty smoke with a well-balanced mix of cashew and nutmeg, plus sweet and peppery spices. Click to see what else you’ll find in our review.
The Avo Maduro No.2 30th Anniversary is an affordably-priced maduro with well-rounded flavors of cedar, dark chocolate, spices, and more. Click to see the rest of the review
The Montecristo Relentless Toro is an affordably-priced Monte with excellent attributes: well-balanced, clean burn, with flavors of cedar, citrus, semi-sweet spice, and more. Read more of our review…
Referred to in the trade as a “Cuban Sandwich,” these are handmade cigars rolled with a blend that consists mostly of short and medium length filler tobaccos. And guess what else? A lot of these cigars are every bit as flavorful and satisfying as long filler cigars. So, let’s look in more detail. . .
The Fratello Oro Corona offers a creamy, anytime-of-day smoke teeming with notes of cedar, spice and white pepper.
Superb craftsmanship. Good smoke volume and excellent burn. A super-snappy treat for spice hounds…read more now!
Where it’s at: Impeccably crafted with a silky Connecticut wrapper. Bold, black pepper notes leap out of the gate. Settles into a creamy, earthy smoke with a long, crisp, peppery finish. A layer of tart fruit enters midstream with a light cedary note. A very refined slam-dunk for smokers who crave spicy cigars.
They call him “the king of the cigar box guitar.” Shane Speal, an avid cigar smoker, guitar player, woodworker, and author, is not only building some of the best cigar box guitars, he’s also serving-up a lesson in American history. Working out of his modest backyard shed in York, PA Shane takes pride in recreating the “poor man’s guitar,” which dates back to the turn of the 20th century.