Cigar Review 

Fable Fourth Prime

| STRENGTH: FULL | BODY: FULL | TASTING NOTES: TOASTED OAK, BLACK PEPPER, HINTS OF CHOCOLATE AND HAZELNUTS | Last year, at the 84th annual IPCPR show in Las Vegas, I walked into the RomaCraft booth to just walk around and check out what was new over there. While at the booth, I noticed a single display for a company which I hadn’t heard of before: Fable. This piqued my interest so I went to take a few photos and as I did so, a gentleman by the name of…

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Cigar Review 

Hit & Run

| STRENGTH: MEDIUM | BODY: MEDIUM | TASTING NOTES: CEDAR, WHITE PEPPER, HINT OF CITRUS | In 2009 a former Marine turned Jeweler entered the cigar industry with a new perspective and unique flair that has echoed through the industry ever since. His name? Matt Booth of Room 101 brands. Now people seem to enter the industry all the time, coming in with what they believe is the hottest new thing, but few make it very far. The market soon realizes that it’s just the same thing they’ve seen time…

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Libation Review 

Libation Review: Prairie Artisan Ales / Brewfist Spaghetti Western

Behind The Booze: While it is true that in the 1500’s Germany had made the decision that the only ingredients that would be in beer would be Barley, Hops and Water – as the craft beer market has changed over the years many brewers have decided to ‘change things up’ and include just about anything you can think of.  Sometimes this decision is made for reaching specific flavor profiles, sometimes it is to stand out in a crowded market and sometimes it is simply an experiment to see if it…

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Cigar Lifestyle 

An Afternoon at LFD

Last month I was able to spend an afternoon with Antonio Gomez at the La Flor Dominicana factory in Tamboril, Dominican Republic and I wanted to share our afternoon with you guys! For a little bit of background, La Flor Dominicana was started in 1994 by Litto Gomez Diez, a former Jewler who decided to get into the cigar making business after his Miami based jewelry store was robbed at gunpoint. In 1996, their first full year of production, La Flor Dominicana produced 300,00 cigars and only 3 years later,…

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Warped La Colmena Black Honey Bundles Cigar Lifestyle Cigar Review 

La Colmena Black Honey (2017) by Warped Cigars

| STRENGTH: MEDIUM+ | BODY: FULL | TASTING NOTES: WOODY, SMOKY, SPICY, HINT OF SWEETNESS | Four years ago, my wife bought me a small notebook for Christmas from some little company that I had never heard of before: Warped. It came in a little brown envelope and the pages were set up for assessing cigars. I thought it was an absolutely brilliant idea and a great gift! I ended up using up every single page within a matter of months; every time I smoked a cigar I was so…

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Cigar Review 

Tabernacle Lancero by Foundation Cigar Co.

Last summer, I reviewed the Tabernacle Toro by Foundation Cigar Co. and at the end I mentioned that I would be interested in how they might age. Well, it’s been nearly a year now and I decided to do another review of the Tabernacle, but this time I’m reviewing the Lancero! Blend: Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Binder: San Andreas Mexico Filler: Jamastran Valley – Honduras, Esteli & Jalapa Valley – Nicaragua Vitola: Lancero (7” x40) Appearance: The Tabernacle is an absolutely gorgeous, regal cigar in appearance. The rich Broadleaf wrapper is…

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