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The Cigar Nut

Happy Halloween! As many of you know, this is my favorite time of year – the one time of the year when you get to dress up, eat too much candy and get carried away in some of the theatrics of the time. The weather is simply inviting us to spend more time outside – an extra cigar or two easily filling those extra hours. Rounding the corner will be more time with friends and family, amazing food and shock of this years prices on x-mas gifts. Hope you all have a great Halloween!


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The Cigar Nut

Pretty cut and dry today – still getting into the swing of working during the day and focusing on the website in the evenings, and well.. I’m slacking haha! BUT – I did promise you all a contest about 2 weeks ago, to smoke a special cigar on my wedding anniversary ( October 10th ), take a quick pic and let me know. I’ve included a few of the submissions after the click ( 14 in all, pretty impressed! ). More reviews to come soon!

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Bunnahabhain 14 Year Old 1995

Country: Scotch Whisky
Distillery: Bunnahabhain
Bottler: Ian Macleod
Distillation Date: 1995
Style: Single Malt Whisky
Bottling Date: 2009
Alcohol: 46% by volume
Price: ~ $75.00 USD

Behind The Booze:

Although this was a very special whisky when it was released, being bottled in Medoc barrels ( casks 90281 and 90282 ) in 2009 as a part of a 516 bottle release, the Brunnahabhain 14 year really did not get much publicity. No, this isn’t your $250.00 dollar bottle but many agree that this is a great, well priced spirit that truly delivers. I will update this post as I hear more, but for now lets get onto the review!

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It is true, I have finally returned home! Hope you all didn’t go too far astray while I was gone. Jen and I had a great time, I think I have officially fallen in love with Summit County in Colorado ( Frisco/Breckenridge area ) – now all I have to do is convince the wife we need to move haha! If you check out my facebook page you will see a bunch of the pictures ( We took over 1100 pictures in 6 days haha ). From Denver to Breckenridge to Silverthorne to Estes Park then back down to Colorado Springs!


little panoramic from our cabin

So, what the hell does this mean to you? Probably not much haha – other than I am back in business, reviews will be getting posted again soon so don’t freak out. Oh yeah! I start my new job tomorrow so I will finally be a ‘normal’ working person Monday thru Friday 9 -5. This means commute cigar on the way home, evenings with my wife and ‘allocated’ time for my reviews! This is the first time in my life I’ve ever had a ‘normal’ job – excited is an understatement.

The Cigar Nut

October has got to be my favorite month of the year, without question. The weather has gotten cooler making an afternoon or evening cigar that much easier to enjoy, BBQ and firepits start to spark up a bit more often, trips to wineries and breweries ( maybe a Missouri thing ) kick into full gear, Halloween is just around the corner but most importantly – Monday October 10th, 2011 will be my 1 year wedding anniversary – oh yeah, and that Columbus day thing. But – Please help me celebrate my 1 year anniversary by lighting up that special cigar and letting me know about it! As well, since I will be out of town with my wife ( At the time of this posting I should be in the air headed towards Denver Colorado ) so you may get some updates while I am out of town, but cigar reviews as a whole will kick back into gear once I get home from vacation in a week or so.

p.s. contest after the click

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The Cigar Nut

Size: 5.5 x 38
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder and Filler: Connecticut Broadleaf, Nicaraguan and Dominican
Strength: Full
Price: ~ $2.50 USD each

Behind The Stick:

I’m not sure if everyone out there heard about General Cigars latest little cigar release – but a few months ago a cigar made in the Generals El Credito division in Santiago was announced to the world, The Perritos. Since this is a little cigar with similar announcements, lets get right into what this smoke has to offer!

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