Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Cici from Las Vegas

Meet Cici Carrillo, a 34-year-old sizzlin’ sister-of-the-leaf (#sotl) from Las Vegas, Nevada. Cici began smoking cigars when she was just 17 years old. Today, she smokes three to four times per week. “The first time I smoked a cigar was with my father when we visited Hemingway’s home in Key West Florida. I was 17 years old,” said Cici. Cici’s enthusiasm for cigars has come a long way since her teen years. Fast forward 17 years beyond that fateful day when she roamed the hallowed grounds of Ernest Hemmingway to…

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Daniel Marshall: Most Interesting Man Alive

It all started as a boyhood fantasy, an unrelated vision that transformed the son of an avocado farmer into the cigar industry’s most iconic figure. The Daniel Marshall brand is a love story of passion, perseverance and gratitude born of a teenage romance, an encouraging grandfather and a spontaneous trip across the globe. What was meant to be a gracious hand-crafted token of gratitude has since become the ultimate symbol of success and celebration. Daniel Marshall credits Joseph D. Bain (“Papa Joe”), the grandfather of a former girlfriend, with having…

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La Flor Dominicana Cameroon Cabinet – Chisel

One of the industry’s most sought after sticks that is a far cry from your ordinary Cameroon wrapped cigar From LFD Website: “Our Cameroon Cabinets are very limited because we only use dark and oily aged Ligero Cameroon wrappers. We blended these cigars with Dominican and Nicaraguan filler and binder.” The LFD Cameroon Cabinet Chisel is one of the industry’s most sought after cigars because it was once an extremely rare stick. Back in December of 2011 when it was released there were only 500,000 sticks available. Today, because of…

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Cigar Ratings are Worthless

Cigar ratings are worthless.  You are probably asking yourself right now, “is this guy nuts? Has he lost his mind?” No, I have not lost my mind, if fact I am here to knock some sense into you. That’s right I said it, those of you who live by ratings and worthless numbers are making a huge mistake. There are so many great cigars today from traditional blends to boutiques, so why should we believe the opinion of one stuffed shirt behind a desk at Cigar Aficionado. We shouldn’t. Has…

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