Jenneff Cigars: The Untold Story of a Cigar Maker and his Dream

Jenneff Cigars, a boutique cigar company based out of Pennsylvania, has been producing incredible cigars since its inception. Many smokers outside of the Northeast may not recognize the brand yet, but that is about to change. Jenneff Cigars, named after co-owners Jenn and Jeff (Jenneff) White, began like most other cigar companies. There was an underlining passion burning deep inside long-time cigar smokers who wanted to turn a dream into a reality. “I have been smoking premium cigars for 17 years,” said Jeff White. “There were so many cigars on…

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Cigar Review: La Gloria Cubana Serie RF – Toro

A bold, spicy powerhouse that uses “La Gloria Cubana’s finest tobaccos” The La Gloria Cubana RF is a cigar blended exclusively for Famous Smoke Shop and is available for purchase on their website. My friend Cory Grover at Famous Smoke Shop hooked me up with La Gloria Cubana RF. It turns out that he is a damn good matchmaker. He knew that I would find La Gloria ‘intriguing’ and ‘fun’. It turns out that he was correct. La Gloria and I had a great time together playing in the snow…

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Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Cigar Co. – Protocol – Toro

Protocol is the inaugural release by my dear friends and social media icons, Juan Cancel and Bill Ives. Together, they formed the Cubariqueño Cigar Company, which is a play on their Cuban and Puerto Rican heritage. The initial production of 5,000 cigars sold out at the 2015 International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers tradeshow (IPCPR) in New Orleans. They are now plowing through their second batch of 10,000 sticks. To be honest, my initial pre-judgement of this cigar was, “Wow, I am going to fry my palate.” Why? Because the…

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Ezra Zion Jamais Vu – Exquisito Box Press (6.25 x 52)

Like most of you, Ezra Zion was a company I did not know much about, and in turn, never tried one of their cigars until now.  This Jamais Vu was a gift from House of Emilio founder Gary Griffith and I owe him a million thanks for introducing me to this Nicaraguan Puro that deserves every one of the awards that has been bestowed upon it. The story behind the name, ‘Ezra Zion’ is one for the ages. The company has three founders of which two lost children at a…

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Emilio Cigars AF2 – Toro (6 x 50)

Very impressive cigar. The AF2, sequel to Emilio Cigars AF1, is produced and blended by AJ Fernandez. One look at this daring dame and I immediately noticed how well-rolled she was. Within seconds of our initial meeting I already had my hands all over her firm body – felt well packed with very little give when performing the old squeeze test. The AF2 is of solid construction – a trademark of all Emilio Cigars. The Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapper had a nice rich oily presence of dark chocolate bejeweled by…

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Genesis – The Project by Ramon Bueso – Toro

I had to give this cigar a try because it was delivered with such tremendous hype and fanfare that it more than peaked my interest. Additionally, many people have compared it to my Ultimate favorite cigar, Liga Privada No. 9, but much more cost effective. Ramon Bueso, the creator of this lil’ lady known as The Project, has quite a history behind him. His craft began in 1977 where he started working on his grandmother’s tobacco farm in Honduras as a mere pup, rising from farm hand to master blender…

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