Cigar Review: Havana Soul – Toro by AJ Fernandez

A full-strength cigar with an opening blast of pepper that morphs into an earthy smoke with notes of espresso and chocolate. The NEW Havana Soul by AJ Fernandez is sold exclusively at Cigar King in Arizona. You can pick them up online by clicking here. The brand has been around since 2003 when it was made by Don Pepin Garcia in Miami, FL. In 2007 Rocky Patel began making them; however, Rocky had to stop production because he only had enough tobacco to make 200 boxes. This current Havana Soul…

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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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Inside the Life of Gary Griffith – Founder of Emilio Cigars and House of Emilio

            Gary Griffith, founder of Emilio Cigars and House of Emilio, is a long-time cigar smoker who has spent a lifetime submerged in all things cigars – smoking, studying and admiring. But, it wasn’t until twelve years ago when Griffith retired from the construction industry and took a part-time job at a local brick-and-mortar cigar shop that roused his desire to start blending his own brand. “After thousands of hours spent in cigar factories just absorbing all the wonderful knowledge I could gain, I decided…

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