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Lounge Review: FatAsh Cigar Lounge in Ashland, Kentucky

Located in the northeastern region of Kentucky, and hidden away in the Highlands, is the small town of Ashland, Kentucky. Ashland is the largest city in Boyd County, with a population of just over 20,000 (according to the United States Census Bureau). Ashland is full of small town charm, a Main Street USA feel, and…

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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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Lounge Review: Bad Ash Cigars LLC. in Oregon, Illinois

Hidden away between the Quad Cities and Chicago is the sleepy town of Oregon, Illinois. There, near the bank of the Rock River, you will find a haven for cigar smokers in the area: Bad Ash Cigars LLC. Bad Ash Cigars LLC. is a poorly kept secret amongst cigar aficionados and enthusiasts in the Eastern…

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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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