This year at IPCPR, Balmoral Cigars introduced a new line extension to their Anejo XO line called Nicaragua. This new line uses select tobaccos from Nicaragua for the wrapper and filler. They use a Nicaraguan Habano tobacco for the wrapper and an unknown Nicaraguan tobacco in the filler. You can watch our interviews with President […]
It’s been quite awhile since I last published a Week In Smoke so I figured, after our small vacation after IPCPR, now is a great time to start them back up again. Here is a list of some of the cigars I’ve smoked over the past week or so. Some are some old favorites and […]
And now, our coverage of IPCPR 2019 is complete. We hope you have enjoyed the videos. As is tradition, here is our complete list of interviews for your convenience. Enjoy! Now it’s time to get back to our regular cigar review programming. Have a fine weekend and a fine cigar!
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), […]
Once again, the season of lists is upon us. And in keeping with tradition, we err on the side of caution when it comes to creating our list of the top 10 cigars for the year. The goal is to publish after we’re certain the old year is completely dead, but just before people get […]
It’s been quite awhile since I did a Week in Smoke; a year actually. It’s about time that I did another one. I’m going to try to do these once a week or at least every other week as I know everyone seems to like these posts from Brian and I. For those that haven’t […]
What do you get when two manufacturers work together on a cigar? If you said “a collaboration”, you’d be right, but with this joint effort from Agio Cigars and the musically-inclined Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, the term we’re looking for is “Dueto”. As in the Balmoral Serie Signaturas Dueto. As you have probably guessed, Dueto is Spanish […]
A lot has happened since the last time I did The Week In Smoke. There was a tradeshow or two (less than five, certainly), the weather started to cool off again (sorta), people started putting pumpkin spice in inappropriate places (mouths, mostly), and we started doing numerical ratings here on Stogie Review (terrifying, but this […]
One of my favorite cigars that has been released in the past 5 years has been the Balmoral Anejo XO by Royal Agio, so I was really excited to visit their booth at the 2018 IPCPR show in Las Vegas. Royal Agio had a distribution deal with Drew Estate to distribute the Balmoral line in […]
And now, our coverage of IPCPR 2018 is complete. We hope you have enjoyed the videos. As is tradition, here is our complete list of interviews for your convenience. Enjoy! Now it’s time to get back to our regular cigar review programming.