Cigars...Strudel...& Hollowpoints

Wrapper: Cuban-seed Habano

Binder: Connecticut shade-grown

Filler: Cuban-seed Habano

Size: 7 x 50 Churchill

Price: $4 by the box of 20


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This is a blend that apparently only Cuban Crafters sells. I found virtually no information on the web about these sticks.Read full post »

MARCH 16, 2012 1:17PM

Cigar Review- Alec Bradley Mataza


Wrapper : Brazilian Mata Fina

Filler : Nicaragua & Colombia

Binder : Honduras

 Size : 5 x 54

Price: $3.40


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 Mataza is made by Alec Bradley, in Honduras. At this time, the only carrier of the stick is Hiland's Cigars inRead full post »

MARCH 13, 2012 4:35PM

Cigar Review- Ortega Serie D No. 8

Wrapper: Mexican Maduro

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Strength: Medium to Full Bodied

Size: No. 8- 5.5 x 50

Price: $6.00+


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Eddie Ortega, of 601 fame, broke off his relationship with Rocky Patel and formed his own company called Ortega Premium Cigars.Read full post »

MARCH 13, 2012 2:28PM

Cigar Review- Humo Jaguar Robusto



Wrapper: Honduran Oscuro

Binder: Honduras (Talanga)

Filler: Honduras

Size: Robusto 5 x 52

Strength: Full

Price: $7.00 at www.charmedleaf.com

The Hondurn Cigar Festival, Humo Jaguar, had blind taste tests and included 200 judges. The winner was made by Nestor Plasencia. It was thenRead full post »

Wrapper: USA Broadleaf Maduro

Binder: Ecuadorian

Filler: Nicaraguan, Mexican

Made In: Miami PIO Cigar Factory

Size: Robusto 5 x 50

Price: $8-$10 depending on size.


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Thanks to Prime Cigar of Brookfield, Wisconsin for the samples. GoodRead full post »

MARCH 10, 2012 3:57PM

Cigar Chamber of Commerce

I am proud to announce that I have been invited to join a small, but important, group of people that make up the Cigar Chamber of Commerce, based out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The mission at this point is to protect the rights of cigar smokers across these United StatesRead full post »


Wrapper: Ecuadorian

Binder and filler: Nicaraguan

Size: Robusto 5 x 50

Strength: To the moon, Alice!

Price: Around $7 per stick

El Tiante appears to be a Nicaraguan puro, except for an Ecuadorian wrapper. I was unable to find any additional info on it.

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MARCH 9, 2012 2:05PM





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Wrapper: Honduran Jamastran

Binder: Honduran

Filler: Jamastran and Talanga Valley ligero

Price: $8-$10

Size: Toro 6 x 52


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The Edicon Unica was the Winner of the Honduran Cigar Festival and is one of the cigars introduced at the 2011 IPCPRRead full post »

Wrapper: Ecuadoran Sumatra

Binder: Dominican Sumatra

Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua

Size: 5.25 x 54


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This is another cigar presented at the 2011 IPCPR convention by Litto Gomez.

The wrapper is very rustic but with a high, oily sheen that’s plain gorgeous.Read full post »

Wrapper:Habano Mexico



Belicoso: 6 x 52

Body: Medium to Full  Price: $7.00


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It has one of the most gorgeous Habano wrappers I have ever seen.  It has a very silky look to it. ItRead full post »

FEBRUARY 27, 2012 9:11PM

My Last Acid Trip....

It was my 25th birthday. February 10, 1975.

My band, Curved Air, decided to celebrate by taking me to England's most famous club, The Marquee. It is the English equivalent to the Whisky A Go Go. I have no recollection of who was playing that night.


Wrapper: Brazilian Matafina

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Stick: Maduro Edicion Reserva Churchill (Box Pressed)

To be honest, I had never heard of Lou Rodriguez cigars. I smoked one yesterday and was blown away. So today, I review my second one.

From what little infoRead full post »

FEBRUARY 23, 2012 6:23PM

Cigar Review- Xen by Nish Patel

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Unknown

Toro: 6 x 52

Price: $6.25

There are a gazillion Rocky Patel blends out there. Not only does he manufacture a countless amount of cigars with his name on them, but he makes house cigars for just about everyone.Read full post »

FEBRUARY 16, 2012 5:27PM

ASH Behind the Wheel.

I had just passed the audition. A band was being formed around the famed violinist, Darryl Way. On drums was Stewart Copeland. On guitar was Mick Jacques. Our singer was an American named Butch Hatcher. And me on bass.

We called ourselves Stark Naked. We rehearsed in Miles Copeland’s houseRead full post »

FEBRUARY 15, 2012 9:31PM

Why I Have Guns....

I must first state that my daughter is very sensitive about this episode in her life. She was 11. I will not post this on Face Book. It will remain here.

I will give her a different name as it will eventually show up on Google.


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"The U.S defense budget is approx 43% of the world's total military spending. Republicans are up in arms at a proposed 8% cut over the next decade.

In 2017, defense spending would still be more than that of the next 10 countries combined.

Since 2001, the United States hasRead full post »

Filler: Dominican

Binder: Dominican

Wrapper: 5 Year old Ecuadorian Habano Sun Grown Oscuro

Size: 6.5 x 50-Toro

MSRP: $5.50


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I remember several years ago when CI had plenty of these sticks. Then they disappeared until just recently.Read full post »

Wrapper: Ecuadoran Sungrown Sumatra

Binder: Dominican Republic

Filler: Dominican Republic

Price: MSRP $6.75


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I got this cigar through the Holts Cigars of the Month Club. Frankly, I hadn’t heard of this blend. The sungrown Magnum comes in three sizes: 5 x 52,Read full post »

 Filler- Sun Grown Cuban Seed Habano

Binder- Habano 2000

Wrapper- Dark Habano

Size- Robusto 5 x 52

Body- Full

Price- $79.99 Box of 25


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Note: I purchased these cigars. They were not samples given to me byRead full post »

JANUARY 28, 2012 1:11PM

Concealed Carry Senior Citizen

Yesterday, a Kansas State Trooper pulled over an elderly woman for speeding on Interstate 166...upon presenting her license and insurance, the Trooper noticed her concealed carry permit.

He asked the woman if she had a weapon on her? She said, "Yes. I have a .45 automatic in the glove box."Read full post »

JANUARY 21, 2012 8:25PM



star of david blue FINISHED


 I have transferred my posts about growing up around the Jewish Mafia to another host.

I wanted a dedicated site for my stories. It’s called Blue Star Adjustments.

Here is the link: http://bluestaradjustments.blogspot.com


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JANUARY 19, 2012 5:53PM

Chapter 22- Where is Chip

I froze in the alley. I stopped breathing. I coughed. And grabbed my neck.

"Does it hurt, huh Philly?"

I didn't say a word. The shape was in the shadows and I couldn't make out who it was. It couldn't be Chip.

"You need to come with me." I followed… Read full post »

Country of Origin: Honduras
Factory: Fabrica de Tobacos Raices Cubanas
Wrapper: Honduran Corojo ’99 Rosado
Binder: Honduran Criollo ’98 (x2)
Filler: Nicaraguan Corojo ’99 and Criollo ’98


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I’d like to thank the kind people at La Palina, espeRead full post »

JANUARY 13, 2012 1:08PM

Cigar Review- C & C Cigars Maduro LRMD

Filler: Dominican

Binder: Dominican

Wrapper: Proprietary Dominican Maduro


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Thanks to Shane Hays of C & C Cigars for sending some samples for review. I had heard about this relatively new company on Face Book and decided to buy a box of their CorojoRead full post »