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Off to the Philippines

Well I’m off for the next two weeks.  Going home to the Philippines.  I really hope to check out the cigar scene and pick up some locally grown cigars to bring back and smoke.  The history of the Philippines is so rich in Spanish lore.  Ferdinand Magellan brought tobacco seeds from Cuba when he “discovered” […]

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As I mentioned before, I was in the market for a box of cigars. After much deliberating I opted to go a different route. I ordered two samplers from Cigars International so that I had multiple cigars to try and review. Here is a list of cigars ill be recieving in the mail shortly. 5 […]

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Cigar News: DC Cigar Tax

So on April 1st the DC Government imposed a new tax of 12% on cigars. Here is the catch, exempted from the tax are pipe tobacco and “premium” cigars, defined in the law as a cigar that costs more than $2. The new tax was created to increase the cost of inexpensive tobacco products to […]

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Hoyo Dark Sumatra (Media Noche)

I find it great to review cigars that someone I know has smoked. Over on another site my buddy Walt reviewed the Hoyo Dark Sumatra and now it’s my turn. Origin: Honduras Length: 5.75 Ring: 54 Strength: Full Wrapper Color: Dark Brown Wrapper Type: Ecuador Sumatran Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf Filler: HON/NIC/DR Shape: Parejo I focused […]

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Humidification Beads

I just placed my order for one pound of Heartfelt humidification beads. I saw great reviews on few websites i frequent, and I thought I would give them a try. From what I’ve read these beads are similar to silica beads with the exception that they absorb and release humidity. Sold in relative humidity ratings […]


Gurkha – Class Regent

Length: 6.00 Ring Gauge: 50 Strength: Bold – Heavy Wrapper: Havana 2000 Binder: Indonesian Filler: Cuban Ligero, Dominican Piloto   In my last review I made mention that I ordered a ten pack of cigars from Cigars International. The review I’m posting now is for the other cigar in that pack. The Gurkha Regent.   […]

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