Author: Justin Holman

Based in Las Vegas, I have been enjoying cigars since 1997.

Hello, again

The world of cigars, what an amazing and fun place to be in. Some of you many recognize me, I am Justin and I had the pleasure of working with Jerry and Walt way back in the day. Yeah, that is going back. I have wanted to get back into the review arena but as […]


Day One at IPCPR 2019

Day one of what is now the last IPCPR, as next year it becomes PCA/CigarCon is just about over. With absolutely no scientific backing, the show felt a bit lighter attendance wise. Could be just day one, but usually the first two days are the busiest. Retailers tend to get in, get their orders done […]


IPCPR 2018 – Day One Thoughts

The first day is in the books and we covered quite a few companies including: United Cigar AVO/Camacho Room 101 Tatuaje After the show we enjoyed the hospitality of General Cigar at Carson’s Kitchen downtown for drinks, cigars and appetizers. After that Tommy Bahama invited us to the 55th floor of their suite at the […]


Balmoral Dueto – Quick Look

  On our third stop of the day, we were treated to the new Dueto, a collaboration between Boris Wintermans and Ernesto Perez-Carrillo. The Gran Toro was showcased and we were able to sit down and light one up. The MSRP is 8 to 12 and will be available in a limited release later this […]


IPCPR 2018 Day 1

  It is 9:30 in Las Vegas and I just made the “long” drive from home to the convention center. Time to get my badge and meet up Brian, The Great Beard and Ben for our first days of sights and smells. I will do my best to post some quick blurbs as we seen […]


Crux Limitada PB5

Today I smoked my first ever Crux Limitada PB 5. What an amazing cigar!   UPDATE: After telling a new local shop about the cigar, they called Crux and ordered 5 boxes.     Strength: Full Body Vitola: Cuban Box Press: 5.75 x 54 Wrapper: Engañoso aged three years Binder: Connecticut broadleaf Filler: five different […]

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