It’s been a minute. I think It’s time once 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 […]
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!
CAO has a couple of new cigars for 2019. Rick Rodriguez and Doug Baldwin tell us about the idea behind the new CAO Session and consumers can expect when they light it up. We also take a look at the limited edition V19 extension to Flathead, with a tweaked fermentation process intended to give the […]
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.
Our General Cigar booth tour continues with Rick Rodriguez in the CAO section. Rick tells us about the new CAO Nicaragua in this interview. The goal was to create a mellower, complex Nicaraguan cigar that everyone can enjoy, not just the bold spice bomb that is so common with cigars produced there. On the subject […]
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 […]
At long last, the marathon of IPCPR 2017 coverage is complete. It took a little longer than expected to get them all posted, but then, we filmed a few more interviews than we did last year. About a dozen more, in fact. That included a big expansion of videos covering products (and topics) related to, […]
Up next in the General Cigar IPCPR 2017 tour was CAO, and Rick Rodriguez was our guide through the metaphorical jungle of the latest CAO cigar releases. The latest is the Amazon Anaconda, the final part of the Amazon Trilogy. The first part being the Amazon Basin and the second the Fuma Em Corda, which […]
CAO released a cigar called the Amazon Basin in 2014 to much fanfare. I was never able to get my hands on one, though and, to be honest, I thought it was a gimmicky cigar. Fast forward to 2016 and I was able to get my hands on the 2016 release of the cigar at […]
The popular CAO Amazon Basin has returned after a hiatus of several years, and I made a point not to miss it this time around. According to CAO, the supply of the blend’s key component, Amazon-grown Braganca tobacco is only harvested once every three years. As you can imagine, that makes it pretty difficult to […]