Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Angelina from California

Meet Angelina a Sizzlin’ 34-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from Central Coast California. Angelina has been smoking cigars for the past three years and has worked her way up to four cigars a week. “I just always had this fascination with cigars and finally decided to try one and bam, the rest is history,” explained Angelina. “Now I smoke at least four times a week.” Angelina’s home is surrounded by beautiful mountains, beaches and wineries, so this serene environment has become the perfect backdrop for relaxing and smoking. “I don’t hang out…

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Cigar Review: MoyaRuiz Cigars – The Rake (Robusto)

A full-flavored, complex blend with Nicaraguan fillers comprised of four ligeros – a very appealing cigar for those who enjoy a little strength and a lot of flavor. I was introduced to The Rake when her father, Danny Moya, sent her over to me for a little pre-release engagement last week. When she arrived at my doorstep, I was immediately taken back by her beauty – what a sexy little, rustic Latina. I hope she didn’t mind me staring so hard. After a couple of days rest in my Daniel…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Alisha from Ohio

Meet Alisha Eustace, a Sizzlin’ 35-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) who lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. Originally from Houston, Texas this mother of five is an aspiring cigar pin-up model who drinks craft beer and smokes premium cigars. “At a very young age I can remember my grandfather always having some sort of cigar in his hand,” Alisha recalled. “The smell of cigars always brings me back to him but it wasn’t until I married my husband that I started smoking them.” Alisha, who has been smoking cigars for three years, relies on…

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Cigar Review: La Hoja Reserva Limitada

A full-flavored, medium-strength cigar with a complex profile that will appeal to smokers who enjoy more flavor than strength The La Hoja Reserva Limitada 1962 is the company’s third release since its rebranding late last year. This one is touted as being a ‘regular release but limited in yearly production.” I was introduced to the La Hoja Reserva Limitada 1962 when her father, Willie Flores, introduced us at his cigar shop, The Cigar Room in Fort Lee, NJ a few months back. After months of rest in my Daniel Marshall…

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Cigar Review: Diesel Rage – Toro

It was a perfect evening in early June with the colorful blooms of spring blanketing my garden here in New Jersey, so I decided to plant myself in the middle of the foliage with a premium cigar and a fine cup of coffee. I moseyed out to the garden with the newly released Rage by Diesel in one hand and a freshly brewed espresso in the other. This Diesel Rage was a gift from CigarsCity.com and I owe them a million thanks for introducing me to this Nicaraguan dame that…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Alec from Texas

Meet Alec, a Sizzlin’ sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from Houston, Texas. Alec works at Serious Cigars in Houston where she has fallen head-over-heels in love with cigars. Alec has been smoking cigars for three years and has developed quite a palate over that short span. Her list of ‘favorites’ includes some high-priced sticks. “I have a couple of favorites, Arturo Fuente Hemmingway Series Between the Lines, Gurkha Cellar Reserve, La Flor Dominicana’s Chapter One, Avo Movement and the limited Cohiba Behike,” said Alec. Like most cigar smokers, this smokin’ beauty loves to…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Inside the Mind of Emma Viktorsson

HER MISSION WAS TOP-SECRET – HER PLAN WAS FLAWLESS “Why I Created Freyja” “I wanted to make sure that my cigar would fit into our company, Las Cumbres Tabaco. Freyja (Nordic goddess) and Senorial (Lordly) fit each other perfectly with our company name, ‘The Summits of Tobacco’ – translated from Spanish to English,” expressed Viktorsson. Despite growing up around tobacco as the daughter of an international executive for Swedish Match, Emma Viktorsson never dreamed of blending her own cigar. In fact, Jose Blanco was a twinkle in her eye long…

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MOYARUIZ ANNOUNCES THE CHINESE FINGER TRAP

June 5, 2015 (Miami, FL) – MoyaRuiz Cigars is proud to announce their 2015 limited edition release, The Chinese Finger Trap. Production on this project will be limited to only 1,000 boxes. Each box will feature 10 cigars in a 6×50 Toro size. Danny Moya, co-founder of MoyaRuiz Cigars explained the concept behind the Chinese Finger Trap: “We had such a blast making last year’s limited edition release, the Nunchuck, so we knew that this year we had to once again think outside the box. Although this release also has…

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How to Troubleshoot a Butane Lighter

If you are like me, your lighter is your best friend. You never leave home without her. However, there is nothing more disheartening than when a friend disappoints us. No, I am not talking about your midnight “booty call,” I am talking about your butane lighter- your fire-wielding friend that always seems to let you down at the most inopportune times. If you are like me and fed up with failing butane lighters, than listen up cause Ol’ Ash is here to save the day. It is time to stop…

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History Behind Freyja – Emma Viktorsson’s First Blend

Freyja – sweet and emotional, strong and powerful, spicy and mysterious – a goddess in every sense of the word. The history behind Emma Viktorsson’s first ever blend, Freyja, is a captivating tale of emotion, strength and love. “I am Swedish born and for my cigar I felt drawn to show my real actual roots – Sweden and Scandinavia,” explained Viktorsson. “I have always been intrigued by the Vikings. I studied and learned as much as I could with the help of Danilo Popovski, a dear family friend.” In Norse…

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