The T

The T is a collaboration from Matt Booth (formerly of Room 101 Cigars), Robert Caldwell of Caldwell Cigar Co., and A.J. Fernandez of A.J. Fernandez Cigars. Manufacturer: Tabacalera A.J. Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A. Wrapper: Nicaragua Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Vitola: 5 x 52 Box-pressed Purchased From: Smoker’s Abbey, Nashville, TN Price: $10.99 Notes: Dark…

Carolina Blue Cigars

Boutique cigar companies have gained more popularity over the last five or so years. Because of this niche market, those that love premium cigars are not only given more options of product to enjoy, but it allows those interested in entering the business (not just big companies) the opportunity to produce cigars that appeal to…

Our First Cigar Experience

No one in my family grew tobacco or produced cigars. The only person I knew growing up that smoked cigars was my grandfather. His cigar of choice was a brand called King Edward, and I used his old boxes as props for my transformers and army men. Ironically his last name was Edwards, which kinda…

The Opposite of Addiction

In the TED Talk titled “Everything You Think You Know About Addiction is Wrong ,” British journalist Johann Hari discusses the available research into the underlying causes of addiction and concludes that the opposite of addiction is not sobriety, it’s connection. This makes perfect sense for the family of the leaf as we’re not addicted as one would think so much to…

Alec Bradley Puts Spin On Fan Favorites

In total transparency, I haven’t smoked an Alec Bradley cigar in quite a while. Actually, the last one I had was the Post Embargo for a Video Review you can watch HERE. I say that only because a few years back, you couldn’t mention cigars without mentioning Alec Bradley…specifically the Prensado. Cigar Aficionado’s 2011 Cigar…

Cigar Pokémon; Gotta Catch ’em All!

Shopping for cigars has become like chasing Pokémon in a public park…exhausting, frustrating and leaving one to question their use of time and resources. Sometimes you have to hear about how cool (or not cool) a special release or limited edition cigar is from friends because you never got to experience it for yourself. I…

Courtship of the Cigar

Stop falling in love with a cigar after one smoke. Whether it be because of who made it, the price or because someone else claimed it changed their life, one cannot deem a cigar the “best ever” from partaking in one stick. Manufacturers don’t try just one blend before they market it to the world,…