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

Davidoff Escurio

Davidoff is one of a handful of brands that can literally guarantee the best flavor, artisanship, and excellence with every new offering. Their latest, and some may soon think their greatest, is no exception. Introducing the Davidoff Escurio. Read More

Top 10 Cigar Factories

Chateau A. Fuente (Santiago, Dominican Republic)- Not only is the Fuente factory one of the most famous cigar production facilities, it is also one of the most beautiful.  A beautiful floral bed with the Opus X logo adorn the main … Read More

Best Scotch and Cigar Pairings

Oban 14 and a Davidoff Anniversario No. 2- The Oban is a Single Malt Scotch from the Highland region of Scotland.  Its medium in body and is rich and sweet with a slight smoky undertone.  It is the perfect companion … Read More

The 10 Best Premium Cigars

Below are my choices for the 10 Best Premium cigars. Being an avid cigar enthusiast, I wish I could have listed my top 50, because there are so many great brands that I consistently enjoy on a regular basis. Some … Read More

Best American Whiskey/Bourbon and Cigar Pairing

Gentleman Jack and an Ashton Estate Sun Grown 23 Year- This pairing shows that things get better with age.  The Gentleman Jack is aged passed the normal amount of Jack Daniels.  This additional “mellowing” gives it s full bodied yet … Read More

The Ten Best Nicaraguan Cigars

Of all the premium cigars on the market, some of those that are among aficionado’s favorites would be Nicaraguan cigars. Perhaps one of the reasons that Nicaraguan cigars sport such fan appeal is because the country is situated in an … Read More


Yes my friends, it is the first day of the 2015 International Premium Cigars and Pipe Retailer trade show.  IPCPR is the oldest and largest organization that represents tobacco retailers.  Their tradeshow has been occurring once a year for over … Read More

Smokin’ BBQ

By Michael Arp Recently, while relaxing at my favorite watering hole with a few of my closest comrades, a very interesting conversation developed. The question that started this drawn-out debate was simple yet complex: If you could eat only one type of cuisine … Read More

Presenting the Perfect Cigars at a Wedding

Spring is upon us, and wedding season has officially begun! This is the age-old ritual when young men who cannot yet fully comprehend the freedom to come and go as they please sign on to a lifetime contract (that lasts … 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

Single Malt Scotch & Cigar Pairings

Pairing fine Scotch and cigars is a worldwide institution.  They go together like salt & pepper, Mario & Luigi, and cheeseburgers with fried eggs.  Is that last one just me? Well, you should try it.  Anyway, the point … Read More

Davidoff Moves

In talking with Davidoff CEO Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard at Pro Cigar, he noted the success of the Davidoff Nicaragua, saying it has been the company’s biggest success since its Cuban days.  He said that the interesting thing about the Davidoff … Read More

Davidoff Changes

Normally I don’t care much about changes in personnel at cigar companies.  So and so who was sales manager at SecondRateSmokes is now leaving to go to Anastystick Cigar Company.  I mean this is inside baseball so who … Read More

AVO changes

According to Cigar Aficionado, Davidoff is changing its Avo line.  This comes after the company revamped its Winston Churchill line last year.  According to CA,  the Avo line is getting a facelift  and some of the lines are being … Read More

Winston Re Done

About 7 years ago a new cigar came on the scene called Winston Churchill.  It was named, aptly, for the man who not only loved cigars, shepherded Britain through World War II, but also lent his … Read More

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