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Refining Your Palate

by The Cigar Expert As with cooks who become chefs, or wine enthusiasts who evolve into sommeliers, you too can elevate your cigar palate from refined to expert. We learn the most about cigars purely from experience, and anyone who has … Read More

Golf and Cigar Smoking for Dummies

Some sports are incredibly exciting to watch. Nothing beats a football running back finding a hole between piles of 300-pound linemen and gaining 52 yards, or the sheer thrill of watching a cleanup hitter in baseball cracking one over … Read More

Frank Llaneza 1961 Cigars – The Forgotten Treasure

Highly regarded as one of the most famous cigar makers in our lifetime, Frank Llaneza began working in the cigar industry at the age of 15. One of the first cigar manufacturers to set up shop in Honduras following … Read More

Father’s Day

Its that time of year again when we all take a break from our hectic lives and attempt to honor and celebrate fatherhood. I feel as though sometimes, Father’s Day is swept under the rug. Some even believe the holiday … Read More

Smoking Laws Gone Wild, Part 2

A long, long time ago when smoking was accepted in our great land and my dad was able to buy all of his power tools in the Montgomery Ward department store without having to extinguish his green dog-rocket, there were … Read More

Smoking Laws Gone Wild, Part 1

What would happen if all tobacco products became illegal in the United States? Well, if left up to a select group of asshole legislators in this country, this would be the final result.  Local, state, and national government organizations would … Read More

The Smaller Ring Gauge Cigars

You don’t know what you are missing! There seems to be an on- going trend among our modern (younger) cigar smokers that bigger is always better. Today a 50-ring gauge cigar is the norm and many manufacturers are … Read More

New NACSA Factory “Shakes Up” Cigars

What’s stronger than an original Bolivar Fuerte or an Opus X Power Ranger? What can kick your ass so bad that they really oughta require a prescription or a letter from your personal physician before you’re allowed to buy a single stick? … Read More

From Gear to Beer in 5 weeks!

As a fledging craft-beer enthusiast, perhaps you not only refuse to drink anything other than a microbrew, but you are genuinely offended when someone offers you a green-bottle import that tastes and smells like Pepé Le Pew’s armpits. You may … Read More

Blended Scotch and Cigar Pairings

So if you have been following my writings, you would have already read about the best ways to pair up single malt scotch and fine cigars.  While single malts have a reputation has being the more elegant and smoother … Read More

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