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I am a part time journalist and a full time cigar and pipe tobacco reviewer. If you enjoy "the leaf," Why not join us over at I personally have 30ish years of knowledge to share and I consider myself one of the lesser experts.

The T Connecticut

This year’s version of the collaboration between Matt Booth, AJ Fernandez and Robert Caldwell is a Connecticut version of last year’s dark wrapper T. The wrapper is very smooth and the bunch is firm. The cold draw is perfect. This morning’s beverage is a cold brew latte.

The initial flavors are vanilla and earth. The retrohale is very smooth. This is a medium bodied cigar; quite a bit more than one might expect from a Connecticut. The burn is excellent. Continue reading The T Connecticut






Along with Casa Turrent, this new cigar will redefine the meaning, “Hecho en Mexico”

Houston, Texas – September 26, 2018 – The success of OSOK Cigars has been bolstered by rave reviews of industry critics and patrons alike, but this did little to satisfy its founder Edgar Hoill. Happy, but not content, Mr. Hoill fell in love with the industry but had an unwavering desire to gain a deeper appreciation behind the process. Continue reading OSOK CIGARS SERVES ANOTHER KILLSHOT


Fred Rewey has sold Nomad Cigar Company to Chris Kelly and Kyle Hoover of Exra Zion. Fred details the sale in an open letter he sent out today:

Orlando, Florida (September 13, 2018)

[Open Letter from Fred Rewey, Founder of Nomad Cigar Company]

When I started Nomad in 2012, I had no idea where it would go. I was just another cigar enthusiast with an eagerness to learn more about the process in a hands-on fashion. Continue reading NOMAD CIGAR COMPANY SOLD