Author: Brian Hewitt

enjoying cigars since 1997
Week in Smoke

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 115

We’re coming up on my favorite time of the year for cigars- trade show season. It’s also a really busy time. A lot of back and forth emails discussing appointment times on the floor of the trade show. That and increased activity with other projects haven’t left a lot of time to set up a […]

Reviews

Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Gran Reserva Presidente TAA 2018

For those of you who like dates, anniversaries, and milestones, I have some relevant fun facts for you in thise week’s cigar review. As noted in the press release (more of that below), the introduction of the Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Gran Reserva Presidente TAA 2018 coincides with the 50th anniversary of both Joya de […]

Reviews

Romeo San Andrés By RyJ Toro

As I smoked through several Romeo San Andrés Toros for this review, I found myself imaging the moment when the idea for the cigar came together. I envision a small group of Altadis blenders and decision-makers walking leisurely along a tobacco field, looking on as a tour group gets the scoop on farming and tobacco […]

Pairings Week in Smoke

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 114

It’s been a busy week, but not so busy that I didn’t light up an interesting assortment of cigars. And since it’s been a minute and a half since I did one… 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 […]

Reviews Videos

Herfin’ Heads: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Muestra de Saka Nacatamale

A lot of people have asked us when we were going to do another Herfin’ Heads cigar review video. The answer is today. The technical terrors have been tamed (knock on cedar coffin), and we have a joint video review of the Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Muestra de Saka Nacatamale ready for viewing at your […]

Reviews

Tatuaje TAA 2014/2017

The Tatuaje TAA 2014/2017 is a cigar that might seem a little confusing if you haven’t been following the annual releases of the exclusive Tobacconist Association of America (or TAA) line. It’s commonly referred to as simply “TAA 2017”, but hang on a second, the band says 2014. What’s going on here? It isn’t a […]

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