Archive for June, 2010

It has been some time since my last review – father’s day I believe – and in the back of my mind I’ve toiled with the idea of which cigar I should review next. Thanks to recent winnings from a raffle I was part of, I received a Joya De Nicaragua Antano 1970 Churchill – […]

It’s father’s day again and my family has been invited over to the neighbours for a dip; upon learning this, my first thoughts were: is there really a better way to spend an afternoon with the family than sitting pool- side with a drink and a good cigar? I quickly decided that there wasn’t, grabbed […]

1930's Van Dyck

Posted: 17th June 2010 by Shawn in Vintage

I’ll say that there is something unique about reviewing a cigar that was rolled in the days during which my grandparents were still in their adolescence, or perhaps even younger. Since I took up cigar smoking, I’ve often found myself pondering what it was like when they sat out to enjoy a morning cigarette, or […]

Hot sun, good music and an Opus, can a Thursday afternoon get any better? Well if this legendary Dominican Puro lives up to its reputation, it just might. The Arturo Fuente Opus X Reserva d’Chateau, the name of the vitola alone sounds classy, never mind the look of the actual cigar. Built for elegance, this7x48 […]

Tatuaje Cojonu 2003

Posted: 7th June 2010 by Shawn in Non Cuban Cigars, Tatuaje

Tatuaje, in Spanish it simply means “tattoo”, however, if uttered to any lover of Nicaraguan cigars, perhaps the words “tasty” or “superb” are more likely come to mind, or maybe that’s just me. Regardless, I’m sitting here today in the afternoon sun with a Tatuaje Cojonu 2003 at my side, hoping this cigar will encapsulate […]

I haven’t had allot of chances to review LFD sticks this year as I’ve been backed up with smokes on the que, but after receiving one recently, I figured I’d give it a shot. The vitola I am going to be smoking today is the Matatan,a Robusto measuring 5X50; It sports a Dominican binder and […]

Liga Privada No. 9 Robusto

Posted: 2nd June 2010 by Shawn in Liga Privada, Non Cuban Cigars

Sitting in the cool spring breeze joined by friends, I look forward to diving into yet another drew estate masterpiece this evening, the Liga Privada #9. At 5×52, this is certainly a “new aged” size robusto and as such has a hefty feel to it and a good weight, a sign this is going to […]