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Friday, March 23, 2012

Padilla Series '68 Robusto, boxes of 20 only $39.99

Another excellent offering for anyone looking for a great Cigar at a even better price.

Padilla Series '68 Robusto, boxes of 20 only $39.99
packing blunder part deux = 67% savings bedlam (MSRP: $120)
He did it again! Seriously, what the $*%@ is going on here? After nearly 6 months of waiting for more inventory, we finally received our shipment of Padilla Series '68.... and wouldn't you know it, more flippin' refill boxes arrived. Honestly, you can't make this stuff up. Naturally, after a long, shock-induced laugh and several face palms, we're dishing out an absurd deal - the same absurd deal you folks scooped up last summer with reckless abandon. Indeed, these tasty treats are now yours for just $1.99 apiece. A beastly discount on these 93-rated beauties. Padilla Series '68 Robusto, only $39.99 per box of 20.

Be light on your feet, gents. Last year we sold exactly 4,974 of these exact boxes in just 5 short days....and I have a hunch this will sellout even faster.

Padilla Series '68 is a choice Honduran premium comprised of aged Cuban-seed long-fillers from the Jalapa and Condega valleys of Nicaragua inside a thick and leathery Corojo wrapper. Medium to full in body, it's feisty up front, imparting a bold richness throughout with notes of earth, cedar, and coffee. The burn is cool and slow and the aroma is pleasantly sweet, rounding out a lovely, complex blend. Each 5"x50 Series '68 Robusto is delicious and burns true, earning top ratings and stealing the hearts of Padilla fans from sea to shining sea. Let's be honest, at less than two bucks apiece, this is a steal.

A 67% off blowout of monstrous proportions, starting now. Padilla Series '68, just $39.99 per box.

Quantity is limited. Offer good while supplies last.

Link to the offer:
For all my CBS friends keep in mind you are limited to taking home 100 sticks, so don't go to crazy.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Romeo Y Julieta 1875 Habana Reserve Toro

This weeks smoke is a Romeo Y Julieta 1875 Habana Reserve Toro.  I have never been disappointed with Romeo Y Julieta and this was no exception. 

This stick fired up smooth and produced a rich thick smoke from the start that continued down to the butt.  It burned very even throughout and was well constructed as it held a solid long ash.This particular cigar was of medium to full strength body.

If given the opportunity I say never turn down a Romeo Y Julieta and especially the Habana Reserve series.  I highly recommend them.

Until next time watch you ash......

Sunday, March 11, 2012


Today's smoke was a GURKHA Legend.  I am a big fan of just about any GURKHA, and this on did not disappoint.  This stick produces and nice rich smoke a bit on the stronger side the way I like them.  Definitely not a harsh smoke, but stronger than some may like.  It does leave a note of a sweet after taste.

Unfortunately this particular stick did not start out burning evenly, but after reapplying the torch it evened out.  It did hold it's ash very well and smoked nice a slow.  Overall a very pleasurable cigar and despite the uneven start I still highly recommend this cigar as well as most any other GURKHA.

Until next your ash.


I took the opportunity to pull this beauty out of the humidor last week.  The first thing noticed is the huge size and ring gauge.  The cap barely fit in my Xikar for cutting.

The foot lit easy enough and the cigar produced a rich smooth creamy smoke with a slightly nutty taste.  It was on the stronger side which definitely appeals to me.  When tackling one of these make sure you have more than enough time to completely enjoy.  I tend to puff a bit more than others and this one still took all of an hour and I could have made it last longer.

Extremely well constructed and it burned smooth all the way through nice and even.  The initial ash did not fall until it was approx half smoked.  This monster gets an A+ rating and will remain on my want list despite the higher price these demand.

Until next your ash.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Deal of the Week-CI Victor Sinclair


Just wanted to pass along this opportunity I was e-mailed.

Today's 7-day forecast: golden sunny rays of CI goodness across the fruited plain with 100% chance of enjoyable savings. Jose Dominguez added a chunky, 55-ring, box-pressed morsel to one of Victor Sinclair's best brands and you're going to love it. I'm so convinced, I asked Jose to dig deep and make this (absurd) intro deal possible: Connecticut Yankee Box-Pressed - packed in hefty mazos of 20 - for only $29.99.

What's unique about Victor Sinclair's Connecticut Yankee is the wrapper. Neither broadleaf nor shade-grown, this attractive Havana-seed leaf was cultivated from a small region in the Connecticut River Valley. Combined with long-fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, it delivers an intense array of unique flavors with a rich, flavorful core. The 5.5"x55 Box-Press vitola is awesome. This chunky vitola is jam-packed with tobacco and burns slow and cool throughout, serving up a smooth series of toasty, woody notes and a touch of dark chocolate. The box-pressed format delivers these satisfying flavors in a deeply concentrated, but buttery-smooth fashion. Gents, this is worth every bit of $1.49 per cigar.

Twenty 55-ring box-pressed beauties for only $29.99. For the next 7 days only.

Quantity is limited. Offer good while supplies last.

If you are not familiar with Victor Sinclair they are generally highly rated cigars.  At $30 for a bungle of 20 you can hardly go wrong.

Until next time watch your ash.....

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Montecristo MTD White Toro

I went to the humidor this week for our Sunday smoke and this Montecristo called out to me.  I have always been a fan of any Montecristo, but I discovered the white a couple years ago and really enjoy them.

This one did not disappoint.  It was a well constructed stick with a slightly larger ring gauge.  It was a nice calm day with almost no wind and this cigar held its ash down to the last as it burned evenly throughout.  It produced a rich smooth smoke with a slightly nutty mild to medium taste.

Overall an excellent choice for a beutiful Sunday afternoon in Kosovo to watch the snow melt.  Highly recomend the MTD Montecristo White Toro.

Until next time watch your ash....

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Partagas 1845

Every Sunday our smoke club tries to get together for a weekly smoke.  The weather has not cooperated the last couple weeks due to the cold and snow.  We currently have 30+ inches of snow on the ground.  This week four brave souls joined me.  I decided to try a Partagas 1845 toro.

This was very pleasurable smoke as I tend to enjoy a maduro and a bit of a stronger taste.  This cigar fit the bill as it has a medium to full taste.  The only concern I had was that it burned a bit uneven and required me to re-light the unburned wrapper a couple times which can happen with even the finest smokes, but I still find annoying.  One criteria I use to judge a fine cigar is how well it hold the ash.  My feeling is that if a cigar holds its ash it a good sign of a well constructed cigar.  This Partagas did very well as it produced over a 3" ash before the wind won out and knocked it off.
I would give the Partagas 1845 an above above average rating for a medium to full bodied smoke and would recommend to others and more importantly buy again.

Until next time watch your ash....