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Woodworking Sessions: Lampert Cigars 1593 Edición Blanca Toro

Woodworking Sessions: Lampert Cigars 1593 Edición Blanca Toro

I’ve got some work to do one some projects in the garage today. I’m going to sand and paint an ashtray I am working on and finish up some small details on some guitar bodies. For my cigar today I grabbed the Lampert Cigars 1593 Edición Blanca. This Toro is a soft launch released to Small Batch Cigars in preparation for a national release in early 2023. I am very interested in this cigar as it’s Lampert’s first release with this factory and the first with all Dominican binder and fillers. Not to mention I’m always happy with what Lampert...

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Does Vitola Matter?

Does Vitola Matter?

When a consumer walks into a brick & mortar retailer, or visits an online shop, they are presented with a plethora of cigars to choose from. Once they land on a brand they then have to decide which vitola they would like to smoke. The obvious factors that contribute to the decision of which vitola to smoke are, for most, time commitment, comfort, and preference. If someone only usually has an hour to smoke they may be more inclined to grab a robusto instead of a toro. If someone does not enjoy larger ring gauge cigars they may opt for...

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Company Spotlight: Lampert Cigars

Company Spotlight: Lampert Cigars

One thing I really was looking forward to doing with the launch of my website and store was to be able to showcase companies I can get behind. This is especially true for cigar companies that maybe aren’t household names amongst the ordinary cigar smoker. If I could share some information regarding a company and offer a sampler of their cigars, then I may be able to help further that companies reach and introduce something new to a consumer. This is what inspired the idea for these Company Spotlights. The first company that is getting the nod here is Lampert...

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Wrapper Wars: Padron Cigars Family Reserve No. 95

Wrapper Wars: Padron Cigars Family Reserve No. 95

Padron Cigars are one of the biggest names in the cigar industry. They have a storied history with a lot to unpack, so I won’t go into all of that here. I recommend visiting their website to learn about this iconic company. As with most Padron releases, they are named in honor of a special anniversary. The Family Reserve No. 95 honors the 95th anniversary of Jose Orlando Padron’s, the founder of Padron Cigars, birth. This release was probably one of the most intriguing releases to me, and one of the few I knew I would undoubtedly purchase. I mention...

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Farm Work Sessions: A.C.E. Prime Cigars Pichardo Reserva Familiar Connecticut Toro

Farm Work Sessions: A.C.E. Prime Cigars Pichardo Reserva Familiar Connecticut Toro

Today I have some chicken coop cleaning to do first, then work on the tractor. We recently got six peeps because one of our hens was broody. We snuck the peep under her when she was sitting on some eggs, and she has been mother of year ever since. As for the tractor, I have been having some overheating problems, and just blew a hydraulic hose. So I need to clean the radiator and check the coolant levels, then pull the bad hydraulic hose.  For today’s work I grabbed a Pichardo Reserva Familiar Connecticut Toro. I have been looking forward...

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