The ‘Mad Science’ Behind Evil Genius Cigars

Evil Genius cigars is the brainchild of Alex Hirsch, a cigar enthusiast from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania who brings a unique perspective to the art of blending. Hirsch, who has been smoking cigars for more than 20 years, brings passion, knowledge and science to the cigar industry. “My former business partner was doing some lab work analyzing premium cigar blends trying to better understand them that way,” said Hirsch. “He had replicable data.” That “replicable” data translated into a company that produces carefully crafted cigars based on analysis and market research. The…

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Cigar Review: Las Cumbres Tabaco – Freyja – Valhalla (Robusto)

– A cigar worthy of her name! It is a brilliant showcase of Dominican tobaccos that offers incredible flavor, beautiful construction and a very satisfying smoking experience. Freyja is the second brand launched under the Las Cumbres Tabaco umbrella, a company owned by Jose Blanco and his wife Emma Viktorsson. Freyja, named after a Viking goddess of beauty and fertility, was a ‘secret project’ blended by Emma, without the help of Jose Blanco. I met Freyja prior to her launch at the IPCPR trade show in New Orleans this past…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Ramona “The Cigar Lady”

Meet Ramona Brown, a  51-year-old sizzlin’ sister-of-the-leaf (#sotl) who absolutely loves smoking cigars. She started smoking three years ago and has since developed such a passion for the leaf that her cigar experiences  now “touch” all of her senses. This passion has evolved so deeply that she has created her own blog, www.thecigarlady.com. “The man that I was dating smoked cigars and we used to hang out at a smoke shop,” explained Ramona. “Money was tight and my boyfriend smoked ‘factory throwouts’ so that is what I smoked for about…

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Cigar Review: Ezra Zion – All My Ex’s – Toro

– A carefully crafted cigar that is well balanced and flavorful with great construction and a smooth draw – an extorted treasure from the womb of earth. I have smoked and reviewed most of the Ezra Zion releases prior to reviewing the All My Ex’s and I must say, this baby rocks. It certainly rivals the best of the best in the Ezra Zion family. According to the company, “We are constantly trying to challenge ourselves in our blending. The next cigar has to be better than the last,” said…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Elizabeth from Connecticut

Meet Elizabeth Cedeno, a sizzlin’ 40-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#sotl) from New Britain, Connecticut. This devilish dame is of Puerto Rican and Honduran descent originally from Brooklyn, New York. She is a proud single mother of a19-year-old daughter and works tirelessly during the week as an assessment technician and office assistant. To unwind she kicks back on the weekends with a cigar and cocktail. Elizabeth started smoking cigars about a year ago while on vacation in Florida. “I was out with friends in Downtown Orlando when we passed by Corona Cigar and…

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Ezra Zion Cigar Co. Releases “Ugly Sweater 2015” Cigar

Announcing the very first Ezra Zion Ugly Christmas Sweater project! This will be our annual Christmas release; each year featuring the coolest in Ugly Christmas Sweater action! We will use this final release each year to showcase the rarest and most special tobaccos we come across all during the year. The inaugural Ugly Christmas Sweater 2015 is TWO blends!! We felt festive so we thought we’d be extra jolly! Each 6 pack contains 3 Red Sweaters and 3 Green Sweaters. The Red Sweater Blend is an Ecuador Habano wrapper over rare Indonesian binder…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring April from New York

Meet April Dawn Santos, a sizzlin’ 28-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from Staten Island, New York. April, who in earlier times was a professional singer, is now a registered nurse who smokes cigars three to four times per week. She is a cultured, well-traveled and nostalgic wanderlust who considers herself a ‘vintage old soul.’ “Anyone can tell you I cannot sit still for a really long time,” expressed April. “I like traveling and reading about different places to learn about the way people live their lives and their culture. It is humbling…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Joy Caldwell from California

Meet Joy Caldwell, a sizzlin’ 37-year-old mother of one from Los Angeles, CA. This dazzling dame has been smoking cigars for only two years, but her passion for the leaf rivals that of most seasoned veterans. “I always get asked what I like most about smoking cigars, and I have to say, I truly enjoy the culture, the brother and sisterhood, and the fellowship.  I love that you can put a group of people in a room from all different walks of life, but when we are in that room,…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Fariyal from St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Meet Fariyal Hosein, a sizzlin’ sister-of-the-leaf (#sotl) in her early 30s from St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Fariyal is a beautiful, classy woman who pampers herself with a cigar to celebrate life’s grandest moments. “On occasions, I’ll indulge in smoking a cigar to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or a deep conversation with friends,” expressed Fariyal. Fariyal is a sensual woman who has dedicated her career to pampering the modern man. She owns an upscale barber shop where she treats men like royalty. “My vision for Element Seven Barber Salon is…

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FAMOUS SMOKE SHOP INTRODUCES ALEC BRADLEY 1600 BRAZILIAN CIGARS and 1633

New premium selections will be exclusive to the leading online cigar retailer EASTON, PA – “We have one goal: to give you, the cigar smoker, an unforgettable experience,” says Alec Bradley Cigars president, Alan Rubin.  The company behind such critically-acclaimed cigars as Tempus, Prensado, and Black Market, Alec Bradley Cigars has just released the 1600 Brazilian “First Crop” selection, which will be sold exclusively by Famous Smoke Shop, the leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars, specializing in offering the web’s widest selection of cigars at the lowest prices. The…

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FAMOUS SMOKE SHOP INTRODUCES FOUR KICKS “BLACK BELT BUCKLE” CIGARS

New cigar is the first-ever line extension to the Crowned Heads “Four Kicks” brand EASTON, PA – How many cigars have you smoked that were inspired by the lyrics of a song? If you’ve smoked some of the selections from Crowned Heads Cigars, chances are you already have. Now, Famous Smoke Shop, the leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars, specializing in offering the web’s widest selection of cigars at the lowest prices, is introducing a new exclusive edition from Crowned Heads: “Black Belt Buckle” cigars – the first-ever line…

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Fusion Cigars is Building a Lasting Reputation by letting ‘Taste be your Judge’

Fusion Cigars is a fairly new boutique cigar company that is gaining a lasting reputation with smokers. It is a Florida based company owned by Diogenes (Dee) Aquasvivas that, since its early 2015 rebranding, is distributed by Antillian Cigar Corporation (Sosa Cigars). “Our cigars are different,” Aquasvivas revealed. “Our cigar, Headlines, is a blend that is original, doesn’t taste like anything else on the market today. It is an easy, pleasant smoke with pleasant aroma.” Headlines is the company’s first brand with its third blend under the Headlines umbrella scheduled…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Eva from Dublin, Ireland

Meet Eva Tatiana Rowan, a 21-year-old sizzlin’ sister-of-the-leaf (#sotl) from Dublin, Ireland. She is an international performer who loves the finer things in life, including cigars, art and music. “I smoke cigars every few weeks,” said Eva. “The occasional cigar is beautiful to appreciate. I mainly smoke them on a fancy night out or while I am travelling Europe.” Eva is an adventure seeking globetrotter who travels the world singing, acting and dancing – hula hoop dancing being her specialty for the past five years. “Currently I am performing between…

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Health Benefits of Drinking Whiskey

  Whiskey is one of the most popular alcoholic beverages in the world, thanks to its distinct flavors and the fact that it’s the least likely to give you a hangover. Add to that the fact that whiskey also holds several medicinal properties, and you’ve got yourself an obvious success story. Please remember that whiskey is alcoholic, so drink it responsibly and as always – in moderation.   A Brief History The first confirmed accounts of whisky distillation are from the early 15th century, when the Irish and Scottish distilled it, calling it “Aqua…

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Inferno 3rd Degree – Toro – by Oliva

A tasty Nicaraguan puro that is medium in body and strength while not breaking the bank. From the website of Famous Smoke Shop: “Inferno 3rd Degree Cigars are here to stoke the ember of our collective passion of cigars by lighting our taste buds on fire with an assault of complex flavors, and a blast of 4 alarm strength. This Oliva original cigar is an all Nicaraguan stogie featuring only premium triple-fermented tobaccos, all encased in an eye-opening Habano seed wrapper. The end result is a taste unfound in any…

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PADRÓN CIGARS MAKING NEW “ANNIVERSARY” CIGAR FOR FAMOUS SMOKE SHOP

Limited edition cigar honors 75 years of family tradition and commitment to excellence EASTON, PA – “I do not consider a sale complete until the customer is satisfied,” says Famous Smoke Shop CEO Arthur Zaretsky, who took over the modest New York City cigar store that his parents’ established in 1939. Now located in Easton, PA, today Famous Smoke Shop is the leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars, specializing in offering the web’s widest selection of cigars at the lowest prices. Several thousand miles away, in Nicaragua, Jorge Padrón…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Stephanie from Washington, DC

Meet Stephanie, a sizzlin’ 34-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#sotl) from Washington, D.C. metro area. Originally from Fayetteville, NC, this dazzling dame is diehard fisherwoman who spends most of her weekends on the Shenandoah River fishing for bass and smoking cigars. She usually smokes one to two cigars a day. Stephanie is an operations manager for a laboratory company by day, but after dark she tends bar at The Cigar Room @ Tyson’s in Tyson’s Corner, VA. This well-cultured gal also plays the piano, loves reading, writing and cooking. So how did this…

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Sosa Cigars: A Legendary Family Celebrating 50 Years as Cigar Manufacturers – A rare interview with Arby Sosa

Arby Sosa is a fourth generation disciple of the tobacco industry following in the footsteps of his great grandfather, Don Juan Sosa. The Sosa cigar tradition began in the Taguasco region of Cuba at the turn of the 20th Century. By the 1920s, Sosa’s farm, Santa Julia, had become one of the largest tobacco producers in Cuba. Today, the storied family celebrates over 70 years in the tobacco industry with 50 years manufacturing cigars. Since the original seed was sown, the Sosa family pioneered the art of making top-quality premium…

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Las Cumbres Tabaco – Señorial Natural Maduro – Lonsdale

A complex cigar that is smooth, balanced and very satisfying The story behind the Señorial is that of true passion. This is Jose’s third release under his brand Las Cumbres Tabaco. Like all of his work, The Señorial uses top-quality premium tobaccos from his cousin, Jochi Blanco’s farm Tabacalera Palma in Tamboril, Santiago on the Dominican Republic. Señorial’s father, Jose Blanco introduced me to his darling at the 2015 IPCPR (International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers trade show) just days before it was released to the general public. I am…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Kaitlin from the Midwest

Meet Kaitlin, a sizzlin’ hot sister-of-the-leaf (#sotl) from the Midwest with a relentless passion for cigars and fur coats. Combine that with her rockin’ body, and bam, you have one desirable dame sure to leave you drooling. Kaitlin is a bit of an exhibitionist on social media under the pseudonym @FetishModelKaitlin; she loves showcasing her sexy body enveloped in one of her 30 fur coats while puffing on a stogie. The images are breathtaking to say the least. “I post my cigar smoking exclusively as FetishModelKaitlin, because that way I…

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Famous Smoke Shop Releases Perdomo Craft Series Stout With Yards George Washington Tavern Porter Review Video

EASTON, PA–(Marketwired – October 21, 2015) – Famous has just released the final installment in a series of three cigar and beer pairing review videos featuring the highly anticipated Perdomo Craft Series Stout and Yards George Washington Tavern Porter. Famous Smoke in association with their digital cigar and men’s lifestyle magazine Cigar Advisor brings a fresh, irreverent, and down-to-earth perspective on all things cigars to thousands of smokers. In addition to educational cigar content and behind-the-scenes cigar industry articles from some of the business’s top names, Cigar Advisor delivers an…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Joana from the Philippines

Meet Joana Love, an ultra-sexy sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from Manila, Philippines. She is in her late 30s, has two kids, four cats and absolutely loves smoking cigars and riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles. “It is such a pleasure for me. I love smoking cigars,” Joana confessed to Ultimatecigarparty.com.  “I smoke cigars when I’m going on rides with other bikers on our Harleys on the weekends.” Joanna, who also loves traveling and wind surfing, is a merchandising manager for Harley-Davidson. But, she loves the cigar lifestyle so much that she wants to work in…

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Famous Smoke Shop Releases Perdomo Craft Series Amber With Yards Brawler Review Video

EASTON, PA–(Marketwired – October 14, 2015) – Famous has just released the second in a series of three cigar and beer pairing review videos featuring the highly anticipated Perdomo Craft Series Amber and Yards Brawler Puglist Style Ale in association with their digital cigar and men’s lifestyle magazine Cigar Advisor. Cigar Advisor brings a fresh, irreverent, and down-to-earth perspective on all things cigars to thousands of smokers. In addition to educational cigar content and behind-the-scenes cigar industry articles from some of the business’s top names, Cigar Advisor delivers an array…

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Drew Estate Liga Undercrown Shade Gran Toro Cigars Review

Cigar Advisor Review Panel Cites New Undercrown Cigars as a “Game Changer” EASTON, PA–(Marketwired – October 16, 2015) – “With Willy Herrera placing an Ecuadorian Connecticut shade leaf around Undercrown innards, the man has instantly created a game changer,” says Tommy Zman referring to the latest Cigar Advisor panel review video on Drew Estate’s new Liga Undercrown Shade cigars. Cigar Advisor, the premium cigar news & information website of Famous Smoke Shop — a leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars, specializing in offering the web’s widest selection of cigars…

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