Tasting Notes: Fonseca Delicia

So I’m back with yet another Cuban cigar review. I know it’s been all freaky-sex, all the time around here lately, but the reality is, I don’t smoke many cigars during the winter in Canada. Now that we are firmly into the spring, I can justify stepping out for a good forty-five minute herf without…

Tasting Notes: Hoyo De Monterrey Palmas Extra

So I am back with another Cuban cigar post, I can’t seem to help myself, even though I picked this baby up at a local shop and paid an inordinate amount of tax in the process. And though I usually tend toward the value end of the market, this Hoyo is a great budget-minded cigar….

Memoirs: Cigars For Every Meal

Ok so this is a challenge post. For the first time in my life I smoked three cigars in a single day so you don’t have to…And I certainly wouldn’t recommend it, unless you got some years under your belt, or at least a full bottle of whiskey(Wisers FTW). So almost a week ago my…

Tasting Notes: Romeo y Julieta #2

It is a great and glorious future that we live in.  A few weeks ago I made a purchase of fine Cuban cigars via a gray-market international distributor who shall remain nameless. It arrived today and it’s exactly everything I’d hoped it would be. Being a first time clandestine internet cigar buyer I felt I…

Tasting Notes: Quintero Brevas

So I recently traveled back to Cuba on a mission to refill my humidor. It was sorely bare, having only a single Cohiba Esplendido(reviewed here) and a couple of Guantanamera Decimos(not even worthy of review)  left over from a box of 10 that my father-in-law grabbed me from Cuba back in December…A sad state of affairs…

Tasting Notes: Cohiba Esplendidos

A few weeks back I attended my best friends wedding, through the fog of the end of the festivities I seem to hazily recall that we had reached a point where cigars were being passed out, though I was hardly in any shape to enjoy a fine cigar. Even besotted so, something had looked to…

Memoirs: Of Habanos and Varadero

My journey with the Leaf began in my youth in the disadvantaged neighborhoods of inner-city Toronto. It was in my sixteenth year that I asked my mother for a tobacco-pipe for Christmas. Despite the fact that my parents were non-smokers, and I was also underage I awoke on Christmas morn to an unsubtly wrapped, pipe-shaped…

So You Wanna: Smoke Cuban Cigars

My personal favourite: Romeo y Julieta #2… If you are going to be a business man, you’d best learn a thing or two about cigars. ‘They smell bad, taste terrible, make you sick’ you’d say. I’d say that’s true but you should still learn to appreciate that others might find them enjoyable, and lets face…