IMG_1493

Las Calaveras 2016 Eval

The team at Crowned Heads Cigars are carving yet another path with the much anticipated release of the Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2016, the third installment to their Las Calaveras annual limited production series. According to GoGo Jones, the creative artist behind Crowned Heads’ marketing, “The concept for Las Calaveras came to Jon Huber, co-founder…

Cigar Nights

Cigar Nights

Sometimes you just want to enjoy a cigar among friends in an environment where you can hear yourself think and engage your companions in conversation. Take a break from reviewing, hit the pause button on legislation, and save lists and tips for another day. And nothing beats getting an unexpected Saturday afternoon text from a…

FullSizeRender 9 copy

4 Ideal Cigars For Any Newcomer

Entering the cigar lifestyle can be intimidating and challenging. And while those that aren’t familiar with premium cigars may think that getting started is just a matter of grabbing something from a store and lighting it, one’s first cigar selection is a critical moment in their journey. The one thing (besides the occasional jerk) that…

IMG_0968

Regius Exclusivo USA Oscuro Especial Eval

European cigar aficionados oftentimes lean toward Cuban cigars than US blends, as in many other countries Cubans are readily available and are a sign of luxury and prestige. When releasing brands in those countries, it’s critical for cigars to have many of the same qualities (look, feel, and taste) of those that hail from the island nation,…

IMG_0944

Fratello Smoke Break With Omar de Frias

While so much bad news is coming out of the District of Columbia these days for the premium cigar industry, one shining star the DMV does offer us is Fratello Cigars. The “baby” of Omar de Frias, Fratello Cigars is a small, yet strong company that was born as the result of affection for rich cigar…

ucm499340

The FDA and Our Options

Premium tobacco is green, not red or blue. It’s beyond party lines personal agendas. The FDA is made up of both parties, and they’re negatively affecting our beloved culture, business both home and abroad, and the livelihoods of thousands around the world. We must take our frustration and convert it into action. I’ve gotten email responses…