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Cigar Review: Buffalo Ten Maduro Toro

When you see a cigar on the shelf at a cigar at this price you wonder, how good can this be and how can they make any money. According to the folks at El Artista, “They say money isn’t everything and they are right; this blend is priced so low you will question how we even make any money. The answer is: we make cigars, not money.” If the name El Artista sounds familiar it […]

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La Aurora Puro Vintage Cigar Review (2021 Release)

Originally launched in 2008 La Aurora created a cigar that contained just one vintage of tobacco. That year, the cigar featured tobacco from 2003, but now in 2021, the La Aurora Puro Vintage comes full circle by featuring tobaccos from the launch year of 2008. It is also the first year to my knowledge that the vintage year is missing from the band which I hope isn’t a trend the company will follow in future […]

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Gran Habano La Conquista Cigar Review

While the La Conquista from Gran Habano would not be eligible to be grandfathered in, the company should be in great shape with many of its core lines coming out before 2007. The La Conquista comes as a sample from Gran Habano and will be available in three sizes at this years IPCPR in Las Vegas with an MSRP of $8 to $9. The cigar name translates to  The Conquest, and while the cigar was […]

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Alec Bradley Sanctum

In 1996 Alan Rubin knew nothing about cigars except for which end to cut and which end to light. Despite this he founded Alec Bradley Cigars. A few years after that I came across my first ever Alec Bradley cigar, a triangle box pressed smoke called Trilogy. According to Alec Bradley,  “[Alec Bradley Sanctum is their new introduction]. The Costa Rican binder has great body, while the Colombian tobaccos add to the great aroma. Combine these […]

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Law | Columbia, MO Bans Smoking In Public Housing

In the city of Columbia, Missouri the Public Housing Authority has announced that beginning May 1, 2015 it will become illegal for residents to smoke in public housing units. According to the Gestapo Housing Authority, this is being done to make residents healthier. According the United States Department of Housing, there are churning more that 225 housing authorities across the country that have or are in the process of adopting anti-smoking regulations. Columbia, MO is home […]

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Cigar Review: 7-20-4 Factory 57 (pre-release)

On Thursday night I ran into Kurt Kendall at a local event sponsored by a local radio station, The Mill. The event was a cross promotion between his shop, Jack Daniels, and KC’s Rib Shack. On a side note, the pulled pork I had from the shack located in Manchester, NH was off the chain. It was the night before he would leave for IPCPR out of Boston, and as luck would have it he […]

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