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,

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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

Mark Solnick smoking a Lou Rodriguez cigar at Crush and Roll West 2013

Full bodied, full flavor “beauty” from Lou Rodriguez Cigars with @marksolnick at Crush and Roll West 2013

Mike Payton of Shamlux Cigar Lounge and Frank" Bo" Gerechter at Crush and Roll West 2013

Two great cigar guys at Crush and Roll West 2013.  Fun times with cool folks. 

Dignity Cigar Company

 A fine new addition to the Dignity Cigar line. Hats off to DonJuan for this fine smoke. Sampled it last night at my abode.  Good

Crush and Roll 2013 sights of a great event

At Crush and Roll 2013 smoking at outstanding new blend Project 805 from Ventura Cigar Company. Well crafted, nice burn and best of all very

Crush and Roll down the road

Just a quickie. Looking forward to “bond” with 300 or so cigar people this coming Sat.  Long trip for a day but like the vibe

A cigar greets the night, Ro ma Craft petit robusto

a big stick

Newest San Lontano oval: Conn. wrapper and the usual great taste

Labor day celebration starts

                                             Good smoke to

another day , another cigar

Choice cigar from Drew Estate,  Undercrown Robusto, , nice flavor profile, good burn and construction, a good choice , give it an 8 overall

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