August 2011

My Father El Hijo

August 30, 2011 // 0 Comments

Size: 5.5 x 52 Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Binder and Filler: Nicaraguan Strength: Medium to Full Price: Just under $10.00 a stick Behind The Stick: Here it is everyone, 3/4th the way done with the Smoke Inn personal blend series! The My Father El Hijo is a blend specifically made for the Smoke Inn shop, not only creating a bit of ‘hype’ but also producing another limited run smoke for us to enjoy. The word on […]

Bait! Achievements Almost Finished!

August 23, 2011 // 3 Comments

Thats right, were down to the last week until the 2nd Achievement contest is finished! For those who have not entered in yet, you still have time to get a few achievements knocked out of the way. So far Andy K is in the lead with 34 points, but with some of the larger achievements in the 10 point range, one of them so easy as ‘smoking that special cigar’ anyone can still win! As […]

Gran Habano – Habano #3

August 21, 2011 // 1 Comment

Size: 5 x 52 ( Robusto ) Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Binder and Filler: Costa Rica, Mexico and Nicaragua Strength: Medium Price: ~ $3.50 each Behind The Stick: I received these cigars as a gift from a reader and I promised them I would get around to reviewing them – well, about 6 months later I am finally get them done! Ha! Gran Habano, to me, has been one of those brands where if I am […]

Arturo Fuente Sun Grown Double Chateau Fuente

August 18, 2011 // 2 Comments

Size: 6-3/4 x 50 Double Corona Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sun Grown Binder and Filler: Dominican Strength: Medium Price: ~ $6.00 USD each   Behind The Stick: The Fuente family traces its roots to Cuba where the Patriarch of the family, Arturo Fuente, was born.     In 1906 Arturo immigrated to Key West Florida & in 1912 he began producing cigars bearing his name at a factory in famed Ybor City.    With ventures to Nicaragua & then the Domenican Republic […]

Black Pearl Morado

August 15, 2011 // 1 Comment

Size: 6.52 x 52 Torpedo Wrapper: Cameroon Binder and Filler: Nicaraguan Strength: Price: ~ $4.00 USD each Behind The Stick: Today I decided to grab a cigar that I personally consider a little more under the radar. Its a cheapie but as we all know – thats not always a bad thing. The La Perla Habana’s ten year anniversary gave way to the Black Pearl Morado, a blend that was created by Rafael Guerra although […]

Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old

August 7, 2011 // 1 Comment

Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old Country: Scotch Whisky Distillery: Balvenie Bottler: Balvenie Distillation Date: Unknown Style: Single Malt Whisky Bottling Date: 1999 Alcohol: 40% by volume Price: Just under $50.00 usd a bottle Behind The Booze: The Balvenie Doublewood Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a 12 year old single malt which gets ts well known flavor from being matured in two woods. During this period of maturation, The Balvenie Doublewood is transferred from a traditional […]

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