Prepare For The Shock and Awe!

Nestor Plasencia Sr. is one of the most notable tobacco experts in the world, yet unlike many of his distinguished colleagues that thrive on the limelight, he chooses a more humble existence by working behind the scenes in his … Read More

Some Great Smokes For The Fall Season

We at JR would like to introduce you to some great smokes for the Fall season. As we head into fall, after a long hot summer, most people’s attention turns to the refreshing feeling of finally having some cool … Read More

The New JR Tradicion Cigars- An Outstanding Value!

Altadis U.S.A. has been constructing great premium cigars since 1918. With a portfolio that includes H. Upmann, Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, Saint Luis Rey, and whole slew of others, you know … Read More

The Affordable Perdomo Lot 23 Cigars

Being a fan of Perdomo Cigars since Nick’s startup days in the late 90’s, the one thing I’ve always appreciated was his ability to produce a top-quality cigar to accommodate every budget. Not surprising though, because this man … Read More

The Padron Series Cigar – An Affordable Beauty!

Steeped in rich in Cuban heritage, the ultra-premium Padron Cigars are regarded by many, as one of the finest, if not the very best brand on the planet, and that includes Cubans. I honestly don’t think I’ve met … Read More

Pipes and Pipe Smoking 101 – The Briar Pipe

Briar is the grained burl joint between the stem and roots of the Heath tree, which grows on rocky slopes on the hillsides of Mediterranean countries. This burl is very tough, close-grained, and porous. It will not crack when exposed … Read More

The Legendary Eric Nording Pipes

Just like premium cigars, not all smoking pipes are created equal, but here is the difference. The average cigar costs between $5.00 to $15.00 bucks, if it stinks, not that big of a deal. On the other hand, if you … Read More

Cars and Gars

The world of high-end sports cars has long been seen as the pinnacle of the luxurious lifestyle.  When one talks about Lamborghini or Ferrari, they cannot help but picture class, power, and above all sheer beauty.  The construction of these … Read More

The Booming Vaping Industry

The enormously popular electronic cigarette industry is growing in leaps and bounds. Once viewed as a passing fad, has turned into a three billion dollar industry that is here to stay (we hope)! So how does an ecig work? When … Read More

Gispert Cigars – A Second Look

With so many consumers looking for the latest and most expensive premium smokes available today, we tend overlook some real bargains that have stood the test of time. One of those unsung brands in stogy land is the Gispert cigar. Read More

The Fabulous Montecristo White Vintage Connecticut Cigars

When the first settlers came to the Connecticut Valley in the early 1600’s, the native population was already growing tobacco! Today, the Connecticut River Valley is home to what many consider the best cigar wrapper leaf in the world.  The … Read More

The New Acid Route 10

The famous Acid Kuba Kuba was one of the biggest selling herbal infused cigars every created.  It’s flavorful and smooth and it put Drew Estate on the cigar world’s radar.  Acid Kuba Kuba continues to be a top seller for … Read More

The New Face Of Te-Amo Cigars

  When you think of Mexican cigars, the word Te-Amo surely comes to mind. Founded in 1963, this cigar quickly rose to prominence. In fact, for three decades, this cigar was one of the top selling brands in … Read More

Davidoff: Black Edition

For years, Davidoff cigars have been seen as the Rolls Royce of the cigar world.  They were mild, smooth, and perfectly constructed.  Their higher price point and high-end style made them the cigar of choice for the more upper … Read More

JR Delves Into Uncharted Territory

JR has requested that I write an unbiased review of the new Uncharted premium handmade cigar. However, this cannot be an unbiased review because I work here, and if I say it stinks, I’ll lose my job and be forced … Read More

Drew Estate Connecticut Valley Barn Smoker

This weekend I had the absolute pleasure of attending another great cigar event hosted by Drew Estate.  The Drew Estate Connecticut Valley Barn Smoker is the second such event organized by the company, the first being last … Read More

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