Tonight’s Tasting: Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Dark Corojo Doble Fuerte and Pyramid Hefeweizen

Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Dark Corojo Doble Fuerte (5 ½ x 54) With so many cigars to experience and review, it is seldom that I smoke the same cigar two nights in a row. However, after smoking the Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Dark Corojo Doble Fuerte, I couldn’t wait for round two and smoked another […]

Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Select Cabinet Reserve (SCR) Robusto

I was looking around my humidor for a cigar to review, and wondered how I came to be in possession of not one, not two, but five Alec Bradley Select Cabinet Reserve Robustos. Then I remembered that I won them in a raffle at the 8Eightyeight Cigar Lounge in Fullerton. Thanks 8Eightyeight. Dang, I hope it’s a […]

Tonight’s Tasting: Undercrown by Drew Estates and Go Team! by The Bruery

I picked a great pair tonight! The fine, fine people at BnB Tobacco sent me some cigars to review, and with the weather on the Lido Deck finally back to cigar smoking temperatures, I was able to grab one for tonight’s tasting, paired with a nice Belgian-style ale from The Bruery. Undercrown by Drew Estate Robusto […]

Please come to Boston . . . without your cigars.

 Come 2018, you (and Larry Bird) won’t be able to enjoy a cigar at any cigar lounge in Boston or likely anywhere else in Massachusetts. Governor Deval Patrick vetoed a second attempt by legislators to preserve cigar bars in communities of more than 150,000 residents. The debate followed the typical government methodology for infringing […]

Drew Estates Tasting at 888

Drew Estates tasting night here at the Eight Eighty Eight lounge in Fullerton.  Nice sampling of three cigars for $20 which includes a raffle for some pretty stylin’ prizes. They even let me swap out the Acid cigar for an Antaño. The Joya de Nicaragua Antaño consists of  75% Ligero leaf and is a Nicaragua puro.  […]

Pub Review: TAPS Fish House and Brewery – Brea, California

Our roving Cigar Group met at TAPS Fish House and Brewery in Brea this week to take advantage of their cigar-friendly patio while watching the Lakers tank another game.  (Note to TAPS:  Put a second screen out on the patio.)  I’ve been to TAPS on a couple of occasions, but had not yet sampled their […]

The Cigar Guys

The Cigar Guys – Tony Wilson and Alex Lukoff – put together a pretty smokin’ (pun intended) cigar gathering tonight at the Chateaux Restaurant and Lounge in Irvine, California.  Twenty bucks got attendees a cigar from a certain island, and a really good, diverse group of cigar smokers.  Tony and Alex host such gatherings every […]

Alec Bradley Harvest Select 1997 and CAO America

Enjoying a great night with some friends at the Winery at The District in Tustin. The Winery has a great cigar-friendly patio with Monday night football on the big screen.  With my Glenmorangie Scotch I enjoyed an Alec Bradley Harvest Selection 1997 and a CAO America. Typing on my iPhone so I’ll keep it short.  […]

Gurkha Evil True to its Name

Trying a new app on iPhone that’s supposed to post to my blog. We’ll see how this goes. I’m at the 8Eightyeight Lounge in Fullerton.  Frankie the manager talked me to a Gurkha Evil, but he’s going to owe me one for this travesty.  Harsh just turned into slightly less harsh, and it won’t stay […]

A Review of the Big Smoke — Las Vegas 2009

Thinking of going to one of the Big Smoke events sponsored by Cigar Aficionado? A few days ago I attended The Big Smoke in Las Vegas, and here are my impressions. I attended only the night portion of the event, not the day seminars or whatever it is they do, so keep that in mind. […]