Foundation Wise Man Maduro Toro
Nicaragua Cigar Review

Cigar Review: The Wise Man Maduro Toro

The Wise Man Maduro like the Wise Man Corojo was re-branded and re-blended for 2024. Foundation Cigars the company that makes these lines took the production of one of their signature cigars from Aganorsa Leaf and moved production down the road to My Father Cigars S.A. No official reason for the change was given but Foundation has ceased all production with the former. Whenever a company makes a totally new cigar of an existing brand […]

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Weller Millenium
Press Release

Press Release: Buffalo Trace Distillery Announces Weller Millennium: An Ultra-Aged Expression

Buffalo Trace Distillery is thrilled to announce Weller Millennium, a first-of-its-kind, ultra-aged whiskey from the Original Wheated Bourbon brand. This category-redefining innovation is comprised of a blend of vintage straight wheated bourbon and wheat whiskeys that were distilled near the turn of the millennium and matured at Buffalo Trace Distillery for various lengths of time. As the third oldest operating distillery in the world, with roots dating back to 1773, Buffalo Trace Distillery (as it’s […]

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La Aurora 120th Anniversary
Dominican Republic Cigar Review

Cigar Review: La Aurora 120th Anniversary Robusto

Born in 1903, the La Aurora 120th Anniversary celebrates the birth of the first Dominic Republic cigar factory. For La Aurora it has been a roller coaster of a ride. For me the cigar factory was first on my radar at the first cigar blog I ran called acigarsmoker.com when I was invited down to the Dominican Republic for a factory tour. I went down with a lot of cigar smokers who were bloggers and […]

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La Aroma Mi Amor Reserva
Nicaragua Cigar Review

Cigar Review: La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Reserva Belicoso Review (Old Packaging)

The La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Reserva was released 12 years ago and it features a San Andres wrapper before San Andres was the darling of the industry. Back around 2018 the cigar underwent the first design change and somewhere over the last year or so the cigar had a third change adapting blue as the primary color versus the red that adorns the cigar we are reviewing today. For whatever reason my local […]

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Penelop Toasted Barrel
Bourbon Review

Bourbon Review: Penelope Toasted Barrel Finish

After wandering around the liquor store for 20 minutes and disgusted with the offerings I decided to look to a co-worker for inspiration. Earlier today he sent me a picture of Penelope Rio which is finished in Amburana barrels. If you know anything about this website I despise weird finished whiskey. I do however have a soft spot for toasted barrels so we grabbed a bottle of Penelope Toasted Barrel Finish. According to the website, […]

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El Pulpo Toro
Nicaragua Cigar Review

Cigar Review: El Pulpo Toro

El Pulpo comes from Artesano del Tobacco a company that also makes Viva la Viva. While the company doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, who am I to judge the Fakih brothers and their 25 years of experience including running one the most premier cigar shops in the country, Cigar Inn. From around 2005 until I moved to Miami in 2012 I could be found at Cigar Inn where I was a regular that was […]

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The Wise Man Corojo
Nicaragua Cigar Review

Cigar Review: The Wise Man Corojo Robusto

The Wise Man Corojo is a new cigar with a tie in to an old cigar and a lesson in poor marketing. El Güegüense will go down has one of the worst names in the history of cigars. The cigar which was named after a satirical play written in the 16th Century was difficult to pronounce and spell making it a very hard name for the typical cigar smoker to grasp. It wasn’t until the […]

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Woodford Batch Proof 2024
Bourbon Review

Bourbon Review: Woodford Reserve Batch Proof

Woodford Reserve Batch Proof was first releases in 2018, however I don’t recall seeing it in the state of New Hampshire until 2023. It’s a limited edition expression that I for one am happy to see was fairly was fairly easy for me to get in 2 months after its release. This is fast for New Hampshire as we have still yet to see the Elijah Craig Barrel Proof C923 or A124 arrive to the […]

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AVO Expressions LE 2024
Dominican Republic Cigar Review

Cigar Review: AVO Expressions Limited Edition 2024

AVO Expressions returns, this time partnering up with hip-hop pioneer DJ D-Nice. Now while I get AVO has always has music ties because of the history of Avo Uvezian this one seems to be a stretch and desperate attempt to make the brand seem relevant again. Sadly, since the passing of AVO the brand is best known for creative packaging and rebranding existing cigars with a different name under the disguise of a limited edition. […]

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Tatuaje TAA 2023
Nicaragua Cigar Review

Cigar Review: Tatuaje TAA Limited Edition 2023

Ask your cigar store customer what TAA is they would be hard pressed to guess anything but Tits & Ass. Ask a cigar geek and they would tell you TAA is a limited edition release that comes out each year. Some might know there is more then Tatuaje that do these releases, but many would have a hard time naming the others after The Angels Anvil. Right or wrong, this is the perceptions for many […]

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