Entries by David Weiss

Cigar Review: The Name Game

Cigar names can be very silly. I think the idea is the more off the wall name the likelihood cigar smokers will pay notice and may try it.  Does the name always indicate what the cigar is about ? how it tastes? anything outstanding about it? I think not. However, I do understand the logic […]

Beauty Is In The Eye Of The …

Several months ago I invited a friend to the Lone Wolf Cigar Lounge to have an afternoon Sunday smoke and as always there were other cigar friends at the lounge. As the smoking session moved on, a fellow member of the Lone Wolf joined us and he brought out a very unusual looking cigar. I could not figure out what […]

Roll Out The Barrel

Camacho cigars have evolved in their market and  made changes in marketing, blends and tastes. The old-time Camacho was a strong stick while well made, had limited appeal. The cigar in question today  is a somewhat new take and has been out for about 2 years. I reviewed this blend  last year but since I have had this smoke […]

West Coast Cool

Pete Johnson creator of the Tatuaje brand  was one of the  first boutique brands that made it on the national scene . His brands and presence have proven to be a great addition to the overall cigar  market for many years. I am not going to say that I smoke many of his products but was given a […]

Cigar Of The Gods

This morning I started to watch the documentary about the Grateful Dead. It’s a 3 plus hours epic about my favorite rock band. The film comes in several parts so I only viewed the first 50 minutes of so. I wanted to sit through the whole film but decided to take it in doses and needed to […]

Cigar Review: Who Are You ?

Every cigar has its advocate or distractor. Cuban cigar fanciers often can see nothing wrong with any cigar from the Isle. Others are more inclined to have an open mind on cigars from all areas. I like Cuban cigars and generally find them a great smoke and highly recommend them. Still , not every cigar […]

Cigar Review, Cigar Talk, La Palina Lancero

Time for the review. As always how and where I purchased the cigar does not influence my thoughts on the product. If this review gives you curiosity about the smoke , please try the cigar yourself. Brand/Name of Cigar: La Palina/Classic Lancero Country of Origin: Dominican Republic Size: 7 x 38 Wrapper: Brazilian Binder: Ecuadorian […]

Cigar review: Don Jorge Cigars

Brand/Name of Cigar; Don Jorge/ Habano Barberpole Country of Origin: Combined Domican Republic and Nicaragua Wrapper: Maduro/Habano combined Filler: Nicaragua Shape: Toro Where and when smoked: Los Angeles , Ca. 6/18/17 Appearance/Construction: Contrasting barber pole wrapper with a dry feel, no oil present.  Earthy looking which indicates to me a limited production run. It does not […]

It’s A Good Day To Smoke In Los Angeles

A great way to spend my Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. The weather was in the 70’s , listening to the Red Sox on the radio and reviewing the latest blend from Avo cigars. This is what Southern California is about. Brand/Name of Cigar: Avo/ South America Ritmo Country of Origin: A five country blend Wrapper: Ecuador Binder: Mexico Filler: […]