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Stogie Boys Cigar Icon: John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Thursday, November 20, 2014 7:15:42 AM America/New_York

Also known as Jack Kennedy or simply JFK, the beloved 35th president (January 20, 1961 – November 22, 1963) was well known as charismatic, cool and a classic cigar smoker.  JFK’s legend for leadership and archetypal American style won him the hearts and votes of the American people in 1960 over his good friend, the infamous 37th president Richard Milhous Nixon (January 20, 1969 – August 9, 1974).  It was a pivotal point in American history, a culmination of the right time and the right man for the job. 

JFK, as most know was born in Massachusetts on May 29, 1917.  He went on to server in the US Navy during World War II after he was debarred from joining the army due to a medical issue, of which he had more than a few. He is remembered for his heroics during the war and presence at the attack...

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Posted in General By The Broadleaf Blogger

Fifty States of Freedom: Missouri - Old News

Thursday, November 20, 2014 7:05:54 AM America/New_York

As far as ‘cigar friendly’ states go, ‘The Show Me State’ is right there with the best of them.  Missouri’s smoking laws are pretty lose compared to the rest of the union, as one of the thirteen states without a state wide smoking ban; what the state does have, is called the Missouri Indoor Clean Air Act.  This is a pretty common sense kind of law, covering all of the basics, utilizing the blanket terms of ‘public places’ and ‘public meetings’.  The law states, in a nut shell, that no smoking can occur in these designated places as you may have already guessed however, it goes on to specify that smoking is actually okay in public so long as it’s within a designated smoking area which, may take up no more than thirty percent of the available indoor space.  Sweeping state-wide bans have been proposed in the state in past, in fact such legislation has been proposed annually since 2008 and every year the law has been unable to gain the political traction needed to pass.  Missouri’s cigar tax is only ten percent; this is on the lower end of the spectrum as far as state taxes in this category. 

The laws do vary from between the localities within the state as far as where and when it is appropriate to smoke.  The potentially newest local edict is also the most...

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Posted in General Cigar News By The Broadleaf Blogger

Pinar Del Rio Fumas Petite Corona

Monday, November 17, 2014 6:47:00 AM America/New_York

Basic Cigar Info:

Name:  Pinar Del Rio Fumas
Strength:  Medium
Wrapper:  Habano
Origin:  Dominican Republic
Shape:  Petite Corona
Filler:  Dominican
Length:  5
Ring Gauge:  40
Price:  $1.35

How many times in life have you heard the saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover”?  From someone literally describing a book to your parents telling you not to judge someone by their looks, it’s a pretty common saying that has become one of the great cliché’s of the English language.  Since I’ve started writing cigar reviews, it’s a saying that has come to mind time and time again with me.  So much so that I should know better, but alas I’m human and human nature is to judge.  That’s pretty much what happened with the Pinar Del Rio.  A very plain looking cigar that doesn’t stand out in a humidor or on the shelf, it’s not ugly or horrible looking, it’s just plain.  It’s the kind of cigar I look at and expect it to be flavorless and boring, but that’s why your mom always told you not to judge a book by its cover.

The Pinar Del Rio Fumas has a nice habano wrapper that is textbook brown.  In fact, when I think of brown, this is the color I see.  The wrapper has lots of nice veins...

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Posted in Cigars Cigar Reviews By Aaron Stine

ACID Blondie Review

Thursday, November 13, 2014 1:29:39 AM America/New_York

Basic Cigar Info:

Name:  Acid Blondie
Strength:  Mild
Wrapper:  Natural
Origin:  Dominican Republic
Length:  4
Ring Gauge:  38
Price:  $5.25 ( @ Stogieboys )

I’ve been seeing Acid cigars ever since they came on the scene.  Whether tucked in the pages of the latest cigar catalog or out near the register at the local smoke shop, it’s hard not to notice them.  Still, I’m not a huge fan of flavored cigars and something about the name always made me look the other way.  So when it came time to review one, I was kind of intrigued. 

The Blondie was a short cigar, about four inches with a 38 ring gauge.  Because of its size they put a nice little twist on the end that’s perfect to just bite off.  It had a nice...

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Posted in Cigars Cigar Reviews By Aaron Stine

Around The Industry: The Family ToraƱo

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 6:21:00 AM America/New_York

The cigar industry is a world of constant flux.  New brands, companies and shops emerge each year and with them, a pantheon of personalities and characters.  It’s a world of movers, shakers and survivors, and it’s always evolving.  A great many companies are built on families and traditions, while others are simply built on a dream. 

The Toraño Family Cigar brands are now the newest label to add its name to the extensive and illustrious list of companies owned and distributed by the...

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Posted in Cigars Cigar Info Guides General Cigar News By The Broadleaf Blogger

Victor Sinclair Triple Corojo Robusto

Thursday, November 6, 2014 6:17:10 AM America/New_York

You know what they say, three is company! This full bodied cigar From Victor Sinclair is comprised of (you guessed it) Corojo. Corojo wrapped in Corojo, with more Corojo.They are keeping it simple with the leaf selection, but with a triple leaf cigar you get amazing complexity. Rich leather and sweet peaty tastes...

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Posted in Cigars Cigar Reviews By TheSmokingBuckeye

La Perla Habana Black Pearl Belicoso Review 2

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 1:09:09 AM America/New_York

Basic Cigar Info:

Name:  Black Pearl
Strength:  Medium
Wrapper:  Maduro
Origin:  Dominican Republic
Shape:  Belicoso
Filler:  Dominican, Mexican, and Nicaraguan
Length:  6.2
Ring Gauge:  52
Price:  $3.99 @ Stogieboys

Thanks to Jerry Bruckheimer and Walt Disney, anytime I hear black pearl I immediately think of Jack Sparrow’s pirate ship in the Pirates of the Caribbean series of movies.  The ship that is the motivating factor in Sparrow’s actions is not what the good folks at La Perla Habana had in mind.  Instead they wanted to make a nice compliment to the original La Perla Habana.  Bringing forth images of a bygone Cuba, the Black Pearl harkens images of spicy nights exploring the darker night life of Havana.

The Black Pearl has...

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Posted in Cigars Cigar Reviews By Aaron Stine

Fifty States of Freedom: Nebraska - A Losing Battle

Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:22:26 PM America/New_York

Nebraska State

The thirty-seventh state can now count itself to the growing list of states with sweeping state-wide smoking bands in public places.   In February 2008 the Nebraska Clean Indoor Air Act went into effect which banned smoking of any kind, in any and all enclosed workplaces because of the health risks caused by second hand smoke to the employees.  However, special exemptions were made for hotel/motel smoking rooms, retail stores where tobacco was sold and smoking allowed, scientific research facilities where smoking is studied and of course private residences.  Smoking ban such as these had become fairly common, and at the time, especially for cigar and pipe smokers, this was considered livable or at least thought of as ‘could have been worse,’ but unfortunately this isn’t the end of the story. 

The legislation was murky in the area of cigar bars...

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Posted in Cigars General Cigar News By The Broadleaf Blogger

Casa Magna Colorado Review

Monday, October 27, 2014 1:56:41 PM America/New_York

In 2008 Cigar Aficionado named the Casa Magna Colorado #1.  From past experience, I’ve learned to not put much stock in ratings.  Whenever I try a cigar with a high rating I usually walk away disappointed.  Most of the time I expect too much and the cigar never quite lives up to the standards I set based on the rating.  Still, you can see how it’s easy to get excited by a cigar rated #1. 

The first thing you’ll notice is the nice dark wrapper and it’s inviting glow, thanks in part to the oil in the Colorado wrapper.  The cigar itself is solid with a lot of tobacco packed inside...

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Posted in Cigars Cigar Reviews By Aaron Stine

Fifty States of Freedom: Louisiana - The Big Not-So-Easy

Thursday, October 23, 2014 2:09:45 PM America/New_York

Louisana State

Louisiana is a state that is completely unique and totally American. A state renown for music, food, culture and freedom in a country built on the ideal of choice and liberty. It has always been a prime example of the preverbal melting pot, which this great nation prides itself on. It is also home to The Cigar Factory, located in the French Quarter for over twenty-five years.  In more recent times, Louisiana has been an example of American resilience and perseverance in the wave of the Hurricane Katrina disaster. Louisiana is also home to one the world’s greatest celebrations, Mardi Gras. That being said, New Orleans held ‘Smoke-Free Week’ this past summer. 

At the forefront of the event is...

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Posted in Cigars General Cigar News By The Broadleaf Blogger

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