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Grace Cigar Journal Entry No. 3: Invictus

Invictus I’ve become a connoisseur of small smokes; commuter smokes are what I call them. Thirty minute smokes. That’s part of living in the Pacific Northwest, where it’s cold and wet for too god damn much of the year. The sun is starting to stick around for a day here and there. That means I’ll…

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Episode 80: Patina Cigars’ Mo Maali

I sit down with Mo Maali, the man behind Patina Cigars. We talk about the behind-the-scenes of running a cigar company. Mo opens up about lanceros, limited edition, and tobacco availability. We discuss how he gets into new shops and how he knows if a shop is the right fit. We talk about the economy,…

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Cigar Review: Arturo Fuente Anejo Shark No. 77

Arturo Fuente cigars are easily attainable, they are sold in almost every gas station humidor on military bases and every brick and mortar store. The same can’t be said for a select few lines such as Opus X, Anejo, and Casa Cuba.  When I saw my local brick and mortar, Leatherwood, get a box of…

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Cigar Review: Chogüí Dos77 Rogusto Extra (2022)

Chogüí Cigars is one of those “IYKYK” (if you know, you know) cigar brands. Chogüí Cigars is, as Jeremy Casdagli would say, “Boutique as fuck.” So boutique, that I couldn’t find what factory rolls the Chogüí brand. In fact, there’s not a lot out there. The Chogüí website just adds to this mystique, as it…

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Cigars and Coffee Episode 55: Lampert Cigars Don Patron with Janus Sumatra Mandehlding

Tim is back with another episode of Cigars & Coffee. This time he brings a favorite that was discovered at the PCA Trade show in 2021. That’s right!, It’s the Cigar Lab Don Patron by Lampert Cigars paired with another coffee from Janus Roasters, the Sumatra Mandehling 4 year aged. Get 15% off your order…

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Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust’s Red Meat Lovers “Beef Stick” (2022)

The Smoke Inn has partnered with Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust and the Red Meat Lovers Club to bring us a delicious Red Meat Lovers Cigar. This stick is duly called the “Beef Stick”. The cigar is meant to be savory and pair perfectly with any meat dinner-especially a nice T-bone steak. Both the cap and…

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Episode 79: The Cuban Sub-Series: The History of Cuban Cigars

Nick Syris, owner of LH Cigars, joins me for the next installment of the sub-series this year, while we look at the history of Cuban cigars. We start from when they believe the tobacco plant arrived on the island and go all the way to present day Cuba. Of course, we stop a little along…

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Cigars & Coffee Episode 54: Montecristo White Series and Gas Station Coffee

James visits Bad Ash Cigars LLC in Oregon, Illinois while revisiting his past by smoking a Montecristo White Series Toro and drinking gas station coffee. The highlight here is Bad Ash Cigars…the rest goes the way you would expect.

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Cigar Review: Jake Wyatt’s Lithium Lancero

Earlier this year, at TPE 2022, Jake Wyatt Cigar Co. announced that they would be adding a lancero vitola to their Lithium brand. Via a press release, Nick Garcia (co-owner) said, “The Lithium Lancero demonstrates true innovation while remaining true to our brand.” I was pretty excited about the news. I loved the Lithium toro…

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Cigar Review: La Historia Regalias d’Celia (Belicoso) from E.P. Carrillo

The La Historia from E.P. Carrillo has received multiple awards from various media outlets. Most notably, it was rated the #2 cigar in 2014 from Cigar Aficionado in a larger toro vitola rather than the belicoso I am reviewing. I always liked the idea of a belicoso concentrating more of the cigars flavor because of…

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