My Weekend Cigar: Private Selection 70th Anniversary by Rocky Patel Robusto cacover

My Weekend Cigar: Private Selection 70th Anniversary by Rocky Patel Robusto

It all started at about 4:00 P.

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My Weekend Cigar: Kinky Friedman “Kinkycristo” cacover

My Weekend Cigar: Kinky Friedman “Kinkycristo”

Let’s see: A big game.

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Our Most Impressive Cigars of 2009 cacover

Our Most Impressive Cigars of 2009

…I’ll start with the Alabao Robusto. From the magic hands of Nick Perdomo, this medium-bodied, full-flavored treat hit on all cylinders. Gobs of caram…

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My Thanksgiving Cigar: Cabaiguan Guapos RX cacover

My Thanksgiving Cigar: Cabaiguan Guapos RX

The Cabaiguan Guapos RX is a 5¼” x 50 Robusto that came in a Pete Johnson Collection cigar sampler (below) I bought this past summer.

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Digging around the humidor cacover

Digging around the humidor

Searching again through my collection of spare parts, I found a small XiKAR crystal jar humidifier and decided I’d put it on the bottom of the humidor i…

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Cigar Advisor’s Holiday Gift Buying Guide 2009 cacover

Cigar Advisor’s Holiday Gift Buying Guide 2009

A 2009 cigar gift buying guide from Cigar Advisor Magazine.

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My Weekend Cigar: Oliva Cain Maduro Robusto cacover

My Weekend Cigar: Oliva Cain Maduro Robusto

Like it’s brother, the Oliva Cain Maduro Robusto is rolled to a 5″ x 50 with a triple-fermented, “straight ligero” core, but the wrapper is a dark, oily…

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My Weekend Cigar: nub Cameroon 460 cacover

My Weekend Cigar: nub Cameroon 460

Pairing it with what remained of my bottle of Tapeña 2007 Granacha, the cigar lit perfectly and burned clean and firm, despite a small wrapper tear tha…

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My Weekend Cigar: CAO La Traviata “Divino” and Quesada Ltd. Edition 35th Anniversary cacover

My Weekend Cigar: CAO La Traviata “Divino” and Quesada Ltd. Edition 35th Anniversary

On Saturday, I sampled the 5″ x 50 CAO La Traviata “Divina.

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IPCPR New Orleans 2009 Wrap-Up cacover

IPCPR New Orleans 2009 Wrap-Up

Working in the business has been a joyride, but meeting these manufacturers face-to-face is easily among my favorite all-time cigar experiences.

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