Well shit – I guess I fucked this month up proper. I was going to try and salvage the month towards the end but to be honest, this is a hobby of mine and if I go 2 weeks without doing jack shit, I don’t have anyone to get on my ass about anything. Whoopsie. Lets just say I’ve been busy haha – So, want to know what I’ve been up to the past 2 weeks? Guess you’ll have to click the link below to find out : )
Archive for June, 2011
Some of you may be wondering, why has the site gone almost a week without any updates? Well, I was dealing with attempting to collect on a judgment I was awarded over a year ago. The individual ended up filing bankruptcy in an attempt to dismiss the judgment, so we ended up in Federal Court and – thats about as exciting as it gets. I ended up winning ( did you expect anything else?! ) so all I am waiting on is a check and then I promise some new equipment for the site, a couple ‘exciting’ or hard to find smokes as well as a few more contests.
Speaking of contests, the Achievements have been getting quite a few submissions, I have 3 or 4 so far I still need to post up. I am including a box of the Macanudo 1968′s ( the new pyramid size ) and a couple ‘special’ smokes. I also have a few more achievements I will be adding in – so keep checking back for updates.
Size: 6 x 46 (Corona)
Wrapper: Nicaragua Habano
Binder and Filler: Nicaragua Habano ( filler 100% from the Jalapa Valley )
Price: Just under $5.00 usd each
Behind The Stick:
This is a cigar that comes from the new Studio Tobac tour sampler which included a few different ‘to be released’ cigars that really created a decent amount of hype within the online cigar community. Studio Tobac began with the departure of Sam Leccia from Oliva Cigars, and simply have been on one hell of a roll since they began. This company, as far as I can tell, will house the previous Nub, newer Cain and future ‘experimental releases’ that the parent company Oliva may have in the works. It has been commented that the Daytonas are not quite at strong as the F or other Cains but still boast a strong, full flavored profile. Search around the web a little and you will see pages and pages of more in depth history, but for now – lets get onto the review!
Size: 6.50 x 48 (Perfecto)
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder and Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan, Peruvian
Price: ~ 13.00 usd a pop
Behind The Stick:
If you are a fan of the Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, H. Upman or Trinidad lines I’m sure the name you have all heard of would be Jose Seijas who is “el jefe” of Tabacalera de Garcia. Well, the signature series is the master blenders ultimate vision of the perfect cigar. I know this is an older cigar in the review world, Cigar Aficionado gave it the prestigious title of ‘One of the 10 best cigars of 2006′ amongst several other podcasts and review sites who have given this cigar some really impressive ratings. Lets see if The Cigar Nut feels the same as the others! If you want to learn a bit more about Jose Seijas himself I highly suggest giving this CA article on Jose Seijas a read.
p.s. – forgot to photograph the damn things before/during smoking so – enjoy the borrowed pics haha!
On the road again…
Picking up where we left off in the Cigar Noob’s epic tale, we’ve got ourselves a panting, sweaty lump of Noob running (if you call a knock-kneed limp-along shuffle running) down a twisting path towards the next pit stop in her Road to Pro: The Cigaar Bizaar. With her first cigar smoking experience still fresh in her mind, the woodsy goodness of the Gurkha Symphony still tingling her taste buds, the Noob was getting more and more excited as the minutes passed. Her excitement, however, could not overcome her lack of endurance; she was quickly becoming fatigued and her legs were burning with the heat of exercise (shudder).
The Noob slowed to a stop and bent over (shut it!), her clammy palms pressed against her knees in the classic tired runner pose, sweat dripping from her pallid forehead in a gross little puddle beneath her. So caught up in her exhaustion she was that she did not hear the faint footsteps approaching from the woods lining the dirt path, nor did she realize that the sun was fast setting and the darkness was wrapping itself like a blanket around her.
Just A Taste
Size: 5 5/8″ x 46 – Corona Gorda
Binder and Filler: Dominican
Some may have seen it, some may have not but just under a year ago ( well, 9 months ago ) I reviewed the Puro d’Oro Magnificos , so I will do my best not to rehash the same information but give you another ‘Just A Taste’ on a different size of the Davidoff ‘Ultra Premium’ line the Puro d’Oro – Notables.