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A Finite Escape – Courtesy Of Carlos Torano

  When you think of cigar royalty, surely the Torano name comes to mind rather quickly.  And, when you think of their best sticks, the Exodus line surely rolls off the tip of your tongue.  Named after the family’s exodus from Cuba in 1959, the Exodus line offers up some of the very best that [...]

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The Sit Down with Sam Leccia

Anyone in the cigar industry over the past few years has definitely heard of Sam Leccia.  He’s one of the modern day “bad boys” of the cigar industry, proving that you don’t need to wear a $1,500.00 suit and drive a fancy Cadillac to enjoy a fine cigar. No, you can do it just as [...]

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Chupacabra- Is It Really Just A Myth?

According to Wikipedia, “Biologists and wildlife management officials view the chupacabra as a contemporary legend.” I don’t agree with this logic. I found one hiding in the back of my local shop’s humidor. Okay, maybe it wasn’t the legendary goat sucking monster, but it may as well have been. Esteban Carreras Chupacabra Maduro. 6×60 At [...]

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Your Chance To Help Small Cigar Business NOW!

There is currently a bill in Congress that directly affects cigar smokers AND will also have an effect on non-smokers as well.  HR 792  has been put forth to redefine “premium” cigars and protect the small businesses that are involved in both the manufacture and sales of cigars.  As of this moment, the bill has [...]

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Welcome To The Sitdown

Welcome to The Sitdown. This new segment is a bit of a turn from traditional journalism when it comes to the cigar industry. Rather than interview someone about the minor intricate details of how they roll each and every cigar, the packaging, the factories, blah blah blah, I’m sitting down with the top guys in [...]

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