Cigar Reviews

Cigar Review: HVC 10th Anniversary

My name is Giannis Koutsoupias, and I’m the newest contributor here at Simply Stogies. I am an entrepreneur and whiskey drinker. I also have a love of bespoke cigars.  For my first review, I have chosen the HVC 10th Anniversary. Being a big fan of HVC, I was excited to smoke this new cigar, which…

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Cigars & Coffee Episode 31: HUHC and Monsooned Indian Malabar Coffee

https://youtu.be/qQH3viNI3vA Tim sits down and enjoys what is left of the Monsooned Indian Malabar Coffee that he roasted in Episode 29 while enjoying an H. Upmann Half Corona Cigar. LINKS: Be sure to check out Oxford Cigar Company: https://oxfordcigarcompany.com/?ref=567 Grab your green coffee beans over at Burman Coffee Traders (Unsponsored): https://burmancoffee.com/green-coffee-beans/ Support Simply Stogies by…

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Cigar Review: Perdomo Reserve10th Anniversary Champagne is a Mixed Bag

A few months ago, my buddy came into town to visit me in Atlanta, GA. During his visit, he pulled out a Perdomo sampler. Within the sampler was the 10th Anniversary Champagne blend. This blend is noted for the exquisite color of the bourbon barrel-aging, called out on Perdomo’s website. The color on this particular…

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Cigars & Coffee Episode 30: The Sobremesa Brûlée Blue at Capital Cigar

  James visits Capital Cigar Lounge in Lincoln, Nebraska to sample their restaurant quality coffee from a French Press and review the Sobremesa Brûlée Blue. A delightful pairing that brought out beautiful notes of wood, pepper, and spices.

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Cigar Review: Reinado Cigars Returns with the Grand Apex

For those of you who have been smoking cigars for a few years, the name Reinado Cigars may sound familiar. That’s because between 2010 and 2014 Reinado Cigars was making a name for themselves in boutique cigar circles. Their Core line and Grand Empire Reserve lines were highly rated and well-received throughout the cigar community….

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Hoyo de Monterrey, Escogidos La Casa del Habano Exclusivo: A special cigar for any occasion.

“Chosen” is the adjective Habanos S.A. decided to christen their newest Hoyo de Monterrey LCDH release. The name, Escogido, was picked to correlate with the location and the circumstances surrounding the debut of its release and also to emphasize the amount of quality control that goes into the wrapper selection. Habanos S. A. presented the Escogido…

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Cigars & Coffee Episode 29: Roasting Your Own Coffee

Tim takes the show in a different direction by providing some insight to how easy it is to roast your own coffee. Join Tim in two weeks when he smokes a cigar and tells us what he thinks of the coffee he roasted. LINKS: Be sure to check out the Premium Membership form Oxford Cigar…

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Lounge Review: Cedar Room Fine Cigars & Lounge in Scottsdale, AZ is the Gold Standard of Lounges

Located in a neighborhood center in the DC Ranch area of North Scottsdale, Arizona, sits Cedar Room Fine Cigars & Lounge. Cedar Room is one of the nicest cigar lounges that I have visited. This should come as no surprise and Andy Sweis and his brother, owners of Cedar Room, watched their father own and…

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Cigars and Coffee Episode 28: Joya de Nicaragua Antaño CT and Jintotega Isabelia

https://youtu.be/bnmu-0DK8V0 James fights the elements and the crickets to review the Joya De Nicaragua Antaño CT and Nicaragua Jintotega Isabelia blend from Janus Coffee Roasters. The JDN Antaño CT is rich medium to medium-full cigar with notes of earth, wood, baking spices, citrus, and leather while the Nicaragua Jintotega Isabelia is a well-blended coffee that…

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Cigar Review: Lithium from Jake Wyatt Cigar Co. Will Take You on a Journey

Jake Wyatt Cigar Co. is a brand that I’m only familiar with from watching Mardo Cigars’ Instagram videos. And that makes more sense when you realize that one of the guys behind Jake Wyatt is none other than Gerard Abajian. I had the pleasure of briefly chatting with Gerard at the PCA Trade Show 2021,…

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