Month: December 2015

First Impressions Reviews Videos

Fuente Fuente OpusX Rosado Oscuro Oro (First Impressions)

As the minutes ticked by I found myself stuck. My notes weren’t ready for a Week In Smoke, and I didn’t feel motivated enough to do one of the reviews I planned for this week. But I really wanted to try one of my Fuente Fuente OpusX Rosado Oscuro Oros, a late Christmas present to […]

Week in Smoke

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 96

What a busy time of the year. Shopping for presents, travelling to deliver the presents, listening a friend or relative’s favorite yarn for the 12th time presented in stunning intox-a-vision, watching the new Star Wars, it’s hard to find time to sneak in a smoke. But somehow I always do. It’s either a gift or […]

Pairings Reviews Videos YouTube

La Aurora Puro Vintage 2006 Edición 111 Aniversario

I had started working on a Week In Smoke for this week, but as I was drinking my coffee, a blend from Counter Culture called Apollo, a thought occurred to me- I’ll bet the Puro Vintage I smoked last week would go pretty well with it. So I dropped my pen (or keyboard), grabbed one, […]


Drew Estate Undercrown Shade Gran Toro

Drew Estate released the Undercrown Shade this year, 2015, at IPCPR in New Orleans too much fanfare.  Blended by Willy Herrera, it was supposed to be a Connecticut wrapper cigar unlike any other you’ve ever tried before.  Willy wanted something with more power and flavor and developed the Shade blend.  We caught up with Willy […]

Week in Smoke

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 95

It’s once time again for another issue of Brian’s The Week In Smoke. In case this is your first Week in Smoke, be advised that it covers many (though not necessarily all) of the cigars I’ve smoked in the past week (or the past month, or however long it has been since the last issue), […]

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