Entries by David Weiss

La Palina Cigar: You Get What You Need

The name of this cigar does not roll off your tongue very easily. Cigar marketing has become so elaborate trying to distinguish one brand from another. Even within their own brand names may become confusing. The cigar consumer may think they are smoking one cigar that someone told them about but the cigar lines become […]

A Cigar With Good Vibes

The Romeo y Julieta is a classic looking habano smoke. This is a cigar that needs a good hour, with uninterrupted time in your favorite chair. I smoked it on a pleasant cooler Los Angeles afternoon. Impressive looking with an attractive wrapper with an oily feel. Let’s do it and smoke away. 130 mm, ring […]

Davidoff Unveils Exclusive Corona FSG 20TH Anniversary

Since October 2014, Davidoff has been helping celebrate milestone anniversaries of its appointed merchants by producing limited edition cigars. In the case of Corona Cigar Co. in Orlando, Fla., Davidoff isn’t just making a cigar for the store’s 20th anniversary, it’s using some of owner Jeff Borysiewicz’s tobacco in the blend. The Davidoff Exclusive Corona FSG […]

Stellar Stogies: Romeo y Julieta

The “Romeo y Julieta” above obviously refers to the famous Cuban cigar brand, not its unremarkable Dominican namesake. The brand is, of course, named after the star-crossed lovers of Shakespeare’s most famous play. Which I often take to mean that I should smoke a pair of them. I’m just romantic that way. Romeo y Julieta […]

Casa Magna Magnus II Limited: Looks Aren’t Everything

Some cigars look impressive. This was my  thought when I purchased the Casa Magna Magnus II Limited. I was scanning the humidor at the Lone Wolf Cigar Lounge in West Los Angeles looking for a new cigar to review.  I have tried several Casa Magna smokes before but it has been many years since my last taste. Brand/ Name […]

2017 Habanos S.A. Release List Leaks

It’s August and once the Habanos S.A. release list for the proceeding year has leaked. The Brazilian website Conexão Tabaco has posted the list, which includes a handful of Montecristo additions amongst others. According to Conexão Tabaco, the 2017 releases are: Duty Free Exclusives Hoyo de Monterrey Petit Belicoso — 4 11/12 (125mm) x 52 — Boxes of 15 […]

La Aurora 107: A powerful Cigar

Sitting at The Lone Wolf Lounge about to review the La Aurora 107 Toro, I got engaged in a conversation about cigar reviews. The question arose by a fellow cigar member who is a  relative newcomer to the world of cigars. He claimed that most of the reviews he has read have been “bullshit.” His point […]

New Cigar release: Camacho Check Six

Camacho is proud to announce the latest addition to its Brotherhood Series, the new Camacho Check Six. Built with the impenetrable character of the Original Corojo, Camacho Check Six pays tribute to the unbreakable bond between those who watch their brother’s six no matter what. In honor of those bold individuals who stand side by […]