Archive for January, 2012

El Tiante Habano Oscuro

Posted in Video Reviews on January 20, 2012 by MIKE

Today I’m reviewing the El Tiante Habano Oscuro a cigar thta I was gifted by Mike from El Tiante. This cigar we are reviewing is the 6×50 Toro with a cost around $7.50. If you are a Red Sox fan then you know the man behind this smoke none other then the great Luis Tiant. (who in my opinion should be in the HOF). This cigar is made in the My Father factory by Don Pepin. So let’s take this journey and see how it goes.

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Sassy Ash Cigar Accessories

Posted in Cigar Reviews on January 18, 2012 by youngbuckbotl

Today I will be doing a review of a lighter that was made by a little lady who goes by the name of @43prettyinpink. Her lighters I will say will be different for every single costumer, thus said because she makes them custom to your liking. As you can see below she has created me a beautiful Dirty Rat lighter.

These lighters come in Zippo lighter containers. But every single cigar smoker knows zippos’ use lighter fluid which doesn’t smell or taste very good. So to fix this problem she got these little nifty butane inserts which take out any need for lighter fluid. The bad thing is it is a jet not a soft flame which may be a deal beaker for some of you soft flame lovers.

All and all this lighter works great and is definitely worth the investment. If any of you are looking for a new lighter for the everyday use or even just to add to the collection I would suggest looking into Sassy Ash Cigar Accesories. Not only do these lighters have their own unique look but It’s your own unique look. SACA will put any band  you request on to your lighter, only down fall is that for the time being you have to provide the bands if they doesn’t have them. SACA can be found on Facebook, twitter, and Drapers in DC

Keep e’m burning – Go Hawks

Drew Estate “Feral” Flying Pig

Posted in Cigar Reviews on January 16, 2012 by Griff

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Viso

Binder: Brazilian Mata Fina

Filler: Nicaraguan & Honduran

Size: Figurado (60 ring gauge)

Pre Light

Today I bring you the new release from Drew Estate, the Feral Flying Pig. This deep brown wrapper with its little pig tail cap is a very good looking stick. The wrapper has a sweet earthy smell and feels well packed from head to foot. After snipping the pig tail off the draw is free and open with notes of cocoa and earth off the cold draw. I’m lighting this cigar with wooden matches which I’ve been doing a lot lately. I usually try not to light figurados or perfectos or whatever you want to call them with torch lighters because I always seem to burn the shit out of the cigar.

1st Third

As I light up this Feral Pig I am met with a slight pepper but it’s smooth and not harsh. I am also met with rich cocoa flavors along with wood and a hint of earthiness comes in every now and then. The ash is a nice shade of gray and holds on for well over an inch although it doesn’t look very tight.

2nd Third

Here in the second third I was picking up a creamy coffee flavor to go along with the wood, cocoa and earthiness. It did need to be re light but then again it is 15 degrees out and who knows what damage that’s doing haha. As I got to the end of the 2nd third I started to pick up a nut flavor but we will see if that sticks around in the final inch or so.

Final Third

The flavor profile stayed the same in the final few inches except with the pepper kicking back up a bit towards the end. Besides one or two relights I had no construction issues. The smoke off the cigar put off a nice room aroma and the smoke was thick and creamy, just seaming to sit in front of your face.

Overall

Being a fan of the Drew Estate line (well except for the ACID line) I went into this one with high hopes and they were definitely met. There were so many flavors to choose from, it was like a flavor bomb. Construction was good, flavors were good, only complaint is the price point being around $14-15 which is a little high but fuck it you only live once. Go out there and give em a try.

CLICK HERE! to see Jonathan Drew’s recent appears with Mike & Mike on the Stogie411 show. It’s a really good watch and very informative.

Keep em burnin’

Griff

GISPERT ROBUSTO

Posted in Cigar Reviews on January 15, 2012 by smokinjoe65

Size: 5×52, Robusto

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut

Binder: Honduran

Filler: Honduran and Nicaraguan

Strength; mild to medium

price:57.00$ a box of 25

This week I am reviewing a smaller in length robusto rather than my usual toro size stick. With cold weather gripping most of the U.S. many of us are switching to shorter smokes. The wrapper on this robusto sized smoke was creamy/caramel  ecuadorian Connecticut wich was mostly smooth and almost vien free.The vitolas was well packed and girthy at a 52 ring guage.this is one of Altadis’ s  value blends.

THE WHOLE SHABANG; the flavor profile was fairly straight forward. there hints of cinnamon and caramel on ignition and first draws  of the foot. this settled into a woodsy and smoked almond flavor profile through out this mild bodied and medium flavored cigar.However the draw on 4 of the robustos( i smoked at random from the box)had a tight draw about midway through. This was a bit annoying  but with a little work I was able to get past this.This cigar was a good mid day smoke and well worth the 2.28 per stick price.

THE WRAPP UP;As I mentioned with the colder weather coming in many of us are forced into our garages or finding some place out of the wind.I will be reviewing some shorter smokes in the coming weeks. It may be that I purchased a bad box but for a major player like atladis the consistently tight spot in exactly the same place shouldnt happen.Still I enjoyed smoking this milder than usual( for me) cigar.Given the price and the reality of maybe having to put this down due to frost bite,this isn’t a bad choice at all.It will be in my rotation as a winter smoke.alll the best-smokinjoe

Alec Bradley Black Market

Posted in Video Reviews on January 13, 2012 by MIKE

Today I’m reviewing a Alec Bradley Black Market. This cigar has a Nicaraguan wrapper with a Sumatra binder and a filler of Panama,Hondorus. I paid $9.99 here in upstate NY. It comes in the following sizes.

Robusto-52×51/4

Toro-50×6

Churchill-50×7

Torpedo-54×61/8

Gordo-60×6

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