Author: Charlie

Charlie has been enjoying cigars since 2000 and generally prefers a medium-bodied, full-flavored smoke. A USAF vet, he currently works as a data scientist focusing on natural language processing and is pursuing a PhD in computer science in his spare time. Originally from Connecticut and now residing in Northern Virginia, Charlie is also a fan of football, science fiction, political philosophy, and single malt scotch. You can contact Charlie on Twitter @greenbacker.
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E Cigars by BOTL LLC [Esencia] (first impressions)

With limited time again this week, I figured I should look for something interesting to serve as the subject for a first impressions video review. As I was digging through my remaining samples from this summer’s IPCPR, I recalled the glowing praise offered by our own Walt White and also our friend Craig Vanderslice from […]

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La Musa Melete by Emilio Cigars (first impressions)

Here I am again, late as usual with my weekly post. It seems like I’m always apologizing… but then again, you guys keep coming back, so I must be doing something right. You’ll probably be glad to see that I’ve actually got a video uploaded this week. I recorded this first impressions clip last Thursday, […]

Week in Smoke

Charlie’s Month in Smoke, vol. 10

I’ve been doing some traveling lately, and haven’t had a chance to record a full review or first impressions (shame on me). However, I have had an opportunity to smoke some really great cigars during the last month, so if you’re disappointed not to see a video here today, consider this as your consolation prize. […]

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1502 Ruby (first impressions)

Sorry for dropping the ball last week, guys. I had a lot of stuff come up at work and I just couldn’t find the time to put anything together for my weekly post. This past week was another busy one, but I found a few spare moments to record a quick first impressions video for […]

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2012 Delaware Cigar Festival

Last Saturday, I had the distinct pleasure of attending the 2012 Delaware Cigar Festival at Delaware Park in Wilmington, DE. This is a terrific event put on each year by the Delaware Cigars chain of brick & mortar retail shops, managed by Gary Griffith from Emilio Cigars. The $125 admission fee included a large assortment […]

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Herederos de Robaina

Last month, during our extended video interview, Gary Griffith of Emilio Cigars discussed a relatively unheard of cigar brand for which he had just signed a nationwide distribution deal. Herederos de Robaina is manufactured in Esteli, Nicaragua by American Caribbean Tobacco, and will be distributed in the United States by the Emilio Cigars sales team. […]

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