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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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Cigars and Coffee Episode 53: Padron 3000 Maduro and Janus Cattle Guard

Tim is back with a new episode of Cigars & Coffee. This week Tim finds himself enjoying a Padron. That’s right, a Padron. Find out what he thinks about the Padron 3000 Madro while sampling another blend from Janus Coffee Roasters, the Cattle Guard. Get 15% off your order of cigars and cigar accessories at…

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Cigar Review: El Oso Mama (2022) from Warped

Following on the hells of the El Oso Blanco release, warped has re-released the El Oso Mama, a 7″ x 38 lancero. The El Oso Mama was originally released by Warped in 2015 and featured a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over an Ecuadorian binder and Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers, according to Cigar Dojo. This time,…

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Pipe Tobacco Review: Ashton’s Artisan’s Blend

Longtime readers know that this time of year, like many pipe smokers, I’ll dig through my cellar to find the smokiest blend I haven’t yet reviewed, smoke it all winter, and drop a review once the snow starts melting. Ashton Artisan’s blend is a highly regarded heavy Latakia English blend. It gets spoken in the…

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Grace Cigar Journal Entry No. 2: The Obsession

CAD IS REAL It might be because I didn’t properly prepare for life as an adult, but I’ve spent a lot of time studying self-improvement. I’ve questioned what it means to be successful and how to be happy. I want to gain control over myself and live the way I want. It may also be…

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Cigars and Coffee Episode 52: Destino al Siglo and Janus Coffee Roasters Peru Capili Dark Roast

James returns to Habano Cigar Lounge in Davenport, Iowa and this time smokes an Arturo Fuente Destino al Siglo de Familia (corona grande), while pairing it with Peru Capili Dark Roast from Janus Coffee Roasters.

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