By Shawn


My name is Shawn O’Leary. I’m a young and passionate cigar enthusiast who came about this lovely hobby after stumbling upon BOTL.org (Brothers of the Leaf) after smoking cigars on and off for several years. I’d first tried my hand at reviewing after some time on BOTL and found I had a knack for critiquing cigars, needless to say it wasn’t long before I was making regular contributions. Along the way a number of people suggested that I start a blog to share my opinions and knowledge base with the cigar community en masse to help others that were just as passionate about it as I was, as you can see the rest is history.

My only hope is that my readers get as much enjoyment out of the site as I put into creating it.

  1. Drew P says:


    I am impressed with your photography and clear writing style. Please keep up the good work

    Drew P

  2. We would like to include you in our distribution list of cigar news and would therefore need your contact details and an email-adress.

    Thank you very much in advance,

    Helga Thalhammer