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Cigars...Strudel...& Hollowpoints
NOVEMBER 7, 2011 5:35PM

Guns 'n' Planes-How Not to Steal One

As he was yelling at me and pounding the shit out of my car's dashboard, I stared straight ahead and thought about how long it would take to drive him home. I occasionally glanced to my right as large cracks appeared on the dashboard caused from his… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 7, 2011 4:47PM

Skydiving-You Gotta' be Tough!

It was my idea.
And I was giddy with the brilliance of it.

The Cessna flew at about 3500 feet above the ground. There were 3 of us jumpers... plus the pilot and the jump master. We were pitched out of the plane in order of height with the tallest… Read full post »

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Alec Bradley Fine and Rare 

 

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The photo above does not represent the cigar mentioned  below..it is just one of the many photos I have taken of my own Alec Bradley cigars.

 

Alec Bradley to Release “Fine & Rare” Cigar on 11-11-11Read full post »

 

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 http://www.cigarsniper.com/

The above link will be active on Friday, 10/21 at 10am (EDT)

 

 The Open Beta test is scheduled for this weekend, from Friday, 10/21 at 10am through Monday, 10/24 at 6 pm (eastern).
I will announce the winner on 10/25… Read full post »
OCTOBER 12, 2011 1:13PM

Emilio AF1- Cigar Review

Cigar: Emilio AF1
Size: 6 x 50
Wrapper: San Andreas Maduro (Mexico)
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Strength: Medium

 

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I found myself in a fortuitous position of being sent a few cigars from Gary Griffith, the driving force of Emilio Cigars

Gary teamed up with one of the b… Read full post »

Filler: Nicaraguan, Honduran and Domincan Republic El Corojo

Binder: Certified Costa Rican El Corojo

Wrapper: Brazilian El Corojo

 

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This must be a house brand for Two Guys Smoke Shop. I've found it near impossible to find any information on the ciga… Read full post »

 

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A couple months ago, I won a box of Signature Series Litto Gomez.

Cigar maker Litto Gomez is best known for establishing La Flor Dominicana and growing the brand to a highly successful company. He did so through by building a loyal and passionate following for… Read full post »

 

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 I bought a nicely priced sampler from Best Cigar Prices.com a few weeks ago. In it, was an Alec Bradley Star Insignia house brand.

$140 for a box of 20 Churchills.

I love Alec Bradley.

I lit it up. Smoked it for about 5… Read full post »

My Father Limited Edition
 
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Cigar: My Father Limited Edition 2010
Size: 6.5 x 52
Wrapper: Hybrid Ecuadorian Habano Rosado Criollo
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua

 

Limited to just 24,000 cigars, sold in 2,000 individuall… Read full post »

OCTOBER 3, 2011 5:36PM

Cigar Sniper-Famous-smoke.com

OCTOBER 1, 2011 7:48PM

Old Man Makes Good-Published!!

 I am so proud of my dear, friend, ASH. He has gotten two Kindle books published on www.amazon.com.

He's had a lifetime of stories welling up in him and in the last year spewed them out like Linda Blair.

Please take a look, but even better, buy his literary works for… Read full post »

Cigar Aficionado Magazine's

 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2008 #9

La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Miami Elegante (Churchill)

Wrapper: Nicaraguan

Binder: (Double) - Mexican, Nicaraguan, Sumatra

Filler: Nicaraguan Ligero, Dominican Ligero, Nicaraguan Proprietary, Dominican Proprietary

 

 

Alec Bradley Introduces New Black Market Cigar

New edition boasts a rich, complex character and "edgy" packaging design

 

DANIA, FL – September 8, 2011 – What do you think of when you hear the term "Black Market?" Something "forbidden" perhaps? Though they may look likeRead full post »

I truly apologize for posting some additional whining but I've had it and I'm not going to take it anymore.

Our belongings have been in a large Public storage unit for almost a year. In that time, they have come up with fees and fines not contained within my contract.

They've… Read full post »

 

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The Feds shut down the Indian cigarette sales online recently. So the Europeans jumped in and grabbed the market. This one is a thief!!!

There is a company called www.cigarettesworld.com that will sell you any cigarette carton you want from somewhere in Europe. They char… Read full post »

 

Size: 5 1/4 X 44, Corona

Wrapper: Brazilian Aripriaca

Binder: 1998 Dominican Criollo

Filler: 1998 Nicaraguan & Dominican Criollo

 

My good friend Andy Szymczyk turned me on to this cigar. And I consider Andy my Yoda.

This cigar was blended by Abe Flores. It features a… Read full post »

It is very difficult not to be trite in describing this cigar. I told Billy (William C Paley likes to be called Billy by people that don't know him) that the El Diario is such a unique cigar, that anyone with a good palate is going to describe pretty much the… Read full post »

This is part 2 of my visit to my local B & M and finding one of the new releases from Pete Johnson. The Fausto FT140 Robusto Extra.

From what I've gleaned, this is one powerful cigar. While the wrapper is an Ecuadorian Habano Maduro, the filler and binder are Nicaraguan… Read full post »

AUGUST 9, 2011 2:34PM

Rocky Patel Xtreme- Cigar Review

 This is how Famous describes the cigar I shall review.....

"Rocky Patel Xtreme cigars add to our already-enviable stable of Rocky Patel value brands. A Nicaraguan/Honduran core is framed in Honduran binders and wrapped in reddish Ecuadorian Sumatra leaves. The smoke is medium-bodied, medium… Read full post »

AUGUST 8, 2011 6:00PM

Pete Johnson Tatuaje Avion

Length: 6.75″
Ring Gauge: 48/52
Vitola: Box Pressed Perfecto Grande
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

I walked into my local B & M and lo and behold, a bounty was presented of IPCPR surprises. I was virtually the first to purchase these cigars since they w… Read full post »

 

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This is going to be a fun interview.

 

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Fun because I'm an early fan of Amilcar. I grabbed up, probably, the first box of "Vudu" cigars from Famous Smoke when they came out.… Read full post »

 

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When I received this cigar from Emilio Cigars, there was no literature with it so I don't know much about it. Gary Griffith likes the idea of it being mysterious. So I had to depend on the web site for my info. This cigar has a… Read full post »

VINTAGE CIGAR - J.L. SALAZAR Y HERMANOS RESERVA ESPECIAL SERIES MADURO BY CUBAN CRAFTERS

 

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TORO - 6 INCHES x 52 RING GAUGE - 25 IN CEDAR BOX

Thanks to Luis Alvarado of Cuban Crafters… Read full post »

 

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Recently, I was given some samples of a house brand called Morgan Alexander by Allan Levitt of www.Cigars-Now.com. The name comes from naming the cigar after the owner's two sons. (Sound familiar?)

The blends are made by Perdomo and are in the $2.25-$3.00 range.

I'm not… Read full post »

JUNE 27, 2011 7:48PM

PUBLIC STORAGE SUCKS!!!!!

PUBLIC STORAGE IS A SCAM

 
THESE ARE THE MOST HEARLTESS GROUP OF PEOPLE COMPOSING A PUBLIC COMPANY.
6 MONTHS AGO, MY WIFE AND I PUT EVERYTHING WE OWNED INTO A PUBLIC STORAGE UNIT. THEY WERE SO FRIENDLY BAXK THEN.
 
OUR PAYMENT IS $180 + $20 INSURANCE.