This is what I love about cigars…the humor. A bit of advice if you are new to the site. When I rant about something, its all in good fun and meant as good laugh…and for pageviews LOL. Trust me, I don’t take myself that seriously. Regardless, I’m happy to see Alan Rubin take the time to respond to my Black Market review. There was no need for any kind of apology as this is all in good fun. Like I always say, the day that this thing isn’t fun or we start to take it too seriously, is the day we shut the servers down. Alan, thanks brother and I’ll see you at Little Puff.
Attending a Cigar Event for the First Time in a Year
A couple of weeks ago I got a text message from my Dad. He said that he heard about a cigar event being held at the East End Athletic Club in Pottstown, PA and asked if I wanted to join him. With the world on high-alert this would be the first Cigar Event I would […]
Cigar Challenge Complete (Sort Of)
If you’ve been following along over the past few weeks as I’ve stumbled my way out of retirement – you may recall a challenge I issued myself just this past week. In an effort to dig myself out of a Cigar Rut, I wanted to smoke Three New-To-Me Cigars this week. I feel obligated to […]
Digging Out of a Cigar Rut
As I type this post, I’m sitting in the Private Lounge here at Gilbertsville Cigar Factory. It is 7:30pm on a Monday night, the shop is closed, and I’m all alone – puffing away on what feels like my millionth AJ Fernandez New World. As Tool plays on Pandora and smoke fills the air, a […]
7 thoughts on “Alan Rubin Responds”
Looks like your rant affected some sales for poor Alan. LOL Glad to see the AB family is finally starting to understand where the real marketing force is in the cigar industry. Great apology. Can’t wait to find some of those black markets!
I am impressed with Alan Rubin’s response and his sense of humor. Not only do I love his cigars but now I can like him for being a class act.
Keep on rolling great cigars!
Thanks for the video response Alan. But more importantly, thanks for defusing Jerry the grudge bomb! I was getting tired of hearing him gripe about it in the YQMA episodes.
This is why the current “Cigar World” is so cool.
Keep up the great work Jerry/Stogie Review !
Alan this was a stand up thing do and a great way to reach so many of us out here in the cigar blog world.
Can’t wait to get my hands on the Black Market
This is what I love about the cigar community. Just generosity all around, at least from my experience.
Well, AB has class after all. I like AB’s cigars ( Cabinet Reserve, Prensado, Family blend, Tempus and Maxx).
Another fantastic review Jerry. I have to admit, I have not liked any AB cigar I have smoked. However, I love the Cromagnon line, so now I will try this and give AB another shot. Thanx.