Women invited ?

A friend of mine sent me this photo of a cigar holder with above printed message.  This got me thinking about how many women I

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Two good hits

There are always certain cigars which are reliable. Not the special occasion smoke, or the trendy at the moment hot smoke. It’s a cigar that

Sancho Panza top of the line smoke

This beauty is not as well known as some of the bigger names in the Cuban cigar market. I would suggest this lesser known brand

Who is Alec Bradley? Reaching critical mass?

This past Friday at Porter Valley country club,we had a very successful Scotch and cigar event featuring Alec Bradley Mundial cigars. The general opinion of

Punch Sucker Punch King Hit follow up review

It’s always good to get another viewpoint in a cigar tasting. As I said earlier in my review of the Punch Sucker Punch Kit Hit

Great cigar event at Porter Valley Country Club

Alec Bradley cigars, top shelf Scotch and cigar smoking with good cigar buddies. Here are a couple  of scenes from the event

Another viewpoint

One of my long time smoking chums sent me this list of outstanding cigars to indulge in. Take a look at their picks and let

Review : Punch Sucker Punch King Hit

I have been a fan of Punch cigars for quite some time. Full bodied , good price point, basically well made cigars. I was given

small company, great cigars

There are hundreds of boutique cigar companies across the USA. How we find out about them is often a mystery. Often times it is word

Some cigars do not cut it for me

Every person who smokes has a brand that is their favorite, the go to brand.  This brand may  be based on availablity of the products,

A Shamlux kind of day

There are all types of cigar haunts.  Posh, upscale establishments where suit and tie reigns. Places which are not really cigar lounges but add ons

Great choice for a Saturday afternoon

Hot day in LA with temps about 90 . Most of the country would be drooling over this. Spent the afternoon with a couple of

Cigars and implements

When you smoke a cigar there is a whole world of toys that can be used to cut it, light it and maintain it.  You

Disappointed but not defeated

I was looking forward to spending some quality time with a Quai D’Osay  Habano corona this past Sunday. The cigar in question had a great

Every one is a critic

This past Saturday I went to a birthday party to celebrate a 30 something age group birthday. I am sure I was the oldest person

About time to get off my ash

Wow, it’s been more than a year since I last put any thoughts or pictures here. Not sure anyone really noticed but plan to get

7-20-4 Lancero , top flight cigar

Interesting shape as it’s not something I usually indulge in. The construction was solid, no relights and flavor was smooth and delightful .  Medium strength

Cambridge Ma. Leavitt & Peirce , old school cigar shop

Back in the day when cigar smoking was acceptable to the Cambridge masses, Leavitt & Peirce had a great cigar lounge.  The upstairs space had

San Lotano cigar night at Cig Zone , Los Angeles, Ca.

                                      Mark Solnick, Thomas Khammer and Clay Roberts

Knockout TOC cigar, A TKO in the sixth round

Like the construction of the cigar, nice burn. Mild, smooth but not a great flavor profile. Still a good everyday smoke if you like mild

One of my favorites right now


Tell me more

Honestly don’t know much about this cigar but it was of high quality Falto cigar: Burned well, flavorful and smoked down to the nub.

Aging room cigars

Was not my cup of tea despite it’s high rating from CA, burned  poorly and harsh taste 

Alex Bradley Tempus , smooth, nice burn and a superior smoke

Cigars in Laguna beach, Ca

Met some great cigar guys here overlooking the beach. Worth a day trip to hang and smoke

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